Words Milo Love
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I’m an artist. I live my life in an ebbing and flowing state of creative practice. I’ve been a performer in the realms of dance and fashion, though writing has served me personally as my greatest medium. This is because it enables me reflection on and understanding of my relationship to my Self. In the worlds of my diaries I’m alone with all of myself and free to converse in my experience with gender, gender expression, and sexuality. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned from writing is, that like all these facets of identity, language too is a malleable tool.
Language opens space for dialogue to be shared, whether it’s through honesty with ourselves or others. Common ground can be found between polarising experiences and opinions. Through tools of empathy and compassion, tension from stubbornness and righteousness can resolve - into acceptance.
I was taught to believe I am singular, but am in fact, a multi-faceted entity. In everything we are, we are many, and the possibilities of our facets are infinite. I have come to learn to understand that words cannot define us, so long as they are limited to us - and we, to them.
We express ourselves poetically through Art, describing ourselves with language the same way in which we describe the rest of the universe. It comes down to perspective, of which we each have our own.