I was terrorized for being a boy others did not want me to be: a “sissy boy.” “Sissy Boy Sweet” attempts to reclaim the landscape of the bullied by understanding how the memories of events long past capture themselves inside the imaging of the mind; how that capturing manipulates the physical and internal landscape of the psychosomatic home, and the embodiment of those stories. I borrow on traditional modes of therapeutic practice adapting it to the visual frame. The spirit of narrative therapy is the reconstruction of identity by generating alternative possible world semantics: to embrace the sissy boy as the sweet boy and the expansiveness that comes from non-gender conformity. Through reconstructing a fragmented trauma from a larger occurrence, the complete experience may be saved with appropriate sensations, which creates a future guide to engender stability and emotional health. 

 

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