Art after starting transition

My art after coming out has been raw, hard, life giving, exciting, new, freeing and eye opening. I have always loved the arts but never tapped into it becuse I was following a crowd of people that are walking the wrong way, in my opinion. I was going further and further until I snapped out of it and got out of ywam. In ywam it was more about getting the lawn mowed than my family’s mental health therefore destroying what mental health we had. Working non stop and paying to work is so ass backwards it honestly hurts that I did that for 7 years… I feel like I wasted so much time being a part of ywam.

Back to art, when I started my transition I painted something that is dear to me and I can’t get over it. It open my eyes to my potential and gave me wings to fly in this art cloud. That’s really cool you know? Art is a really good way for me personally to channel my traumas into beautiful pieces of work that express what I’m feeling in the time. Art after transition started to become a method of healthy coping and being able to do it freely is a privilege. I am privileged that I get to do art when ever I’m having a really shitty memory/day.

Being a queer artist is hard and being a Trans woman in this society feels damn near impossible. Art helps me forget the pain and the shit even if it is only for a moment. Art is important and it is all around us. Freedom there is sweet freedom in the art sphere.

I have an etsy that I am selling my art on so if you are curious or interested please take a look. I only have three of the piece I have up right now but each are signed and numbered.

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog. Feel free to share it when ever because I know I’m not the only one with this kind of story. Here is the link for etsy:

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My name is Sasha Adele Braden, a transgender woman, who is queer and living in freedom. I knew I was transgender at the age of five because my development just seemed off so I had an inclination something was very wrong. I was locked away because of shame and I decided that I was going to take my truth to the grave and never open up to anyone because I was full of fear. That all changed February 14, 2018, when it all came out. I’m free. I’m alive. I’m learning that life isn’t just eating, sleeping, having sex, and going to the bathroom but it is so much more! Learning that has been a blast! I am also co-managing a grassroots organization called, “REFLECT” and it is all about trans and nonbinary expression through community while being able to completely lean on allies. I am super stoked to be doing this and being a safe place for the queer community of Austin, TX. Look up my Facebook page “REFLECT” for more details. With all of that said, welcome to my life. I welcome all types of people and welcome all types of dialogue. So, drop a comment or two on a post every once In a while​ this blog is mainly just a way to let go of trauma from my past. Expressing it has helped me overcome things I thought I was never going to be able to overcome and I’m living in freedom for the first time in my life.

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