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Brooklyn, NY

Handwritten is a place and space for pen and paper. We showcase things in handwriting, but also on handwriting. And so, you'll see dated letters and distant postcards alongside recent studies and typed stories. 

Maybe U R Like Me

Ty Douglas

Maybe U R Like Me is a means of connecting with people across the borders of identification. As an openly queer person, I am alienated by large populations of people who identify differently and this generates daily fear that I have to fight through just to order a bodega sandwich. We can dissolve this fear by understanding that the things we don't commonly say are the things we have the most in common. Written on each slip of paper is a confession of mine that I then ask a passerby to draw from a bag. These confessions vary in intimacy and seriousness or humor, but they are all relentlessly true. Maybe u dance naked in the living room when your roommates are out of town... Each day in June, we will publish a new image, confession, or emotion. If you find similarity with any slip, please share with wild and wondrous love. @maybeurlikeme

Photo by Roger Wingman

Photo by Roger Wingman

Ty Douglas is visual artist turned dancer turned mixed media artist. The through-line of his work is the obsession with human connection in the infinite vastness of the universe. Are we as insignificant as we are small or are we just taking turns living in each other's bodies until we become gods? Ty has a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of North Texas and he continually draws inspiration from his experiences of becoming lost in his various movement practices.