Author Archive: The Artist D!

The Artist D is a true raconteur and provocateur! He has been performing online since the mid 1990s. A relic from the cam show age before MySpace was any space. Author of In Bed with Myself, an autobiographical tale of transgenderism and Internet celebrity. Executive Editor of Fourculture Magazine and host of The Artist D's Fabulous Show. Panelist and commentator on Fourthought, a weekly live stream.

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Tranny Queer — in the Beginning

| Jan 9, 2017 | Reply

The Artist D has a theme for 2017. This year will be an exploration of what it means to be different, to be an individual and not let words hurt. The Artist D takes the words that have been hurled against her and embraces them as an identity that is truly individual. “Bad” words can be used with love and The Artist D will expound on that in the Tranny Queer theme throughout 2017.

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Tranny Queer — in the Beginning

| Jan 9, 2017 | Reply

The Artist D has a theme for 2017. This year will be an exploration of what it means to be different, to be an individual and not let words hurt. The Artist D takes the words that have been hurled against her and embraces them as an identity that is truly individual. “Bad” words can be used with love and The Artist D will expound on that in the Tranny Queer theme throughout 2017.

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Cavemen & Cavewomen with Smart Phones

| Dec 12, 2016 | Reply

Every year we hear people go on about how it’s been the worst year, ever. Some respected people died, wars were waged, and the taxes had to be paid. In today’s post from The Artist D she postulates that this is what has been going on for centuries. Every year always brings disappointments since people do die, taxes are always due and awful things do happen. It’s just that in 2016 they are all right there on your smart phone every minute of the day. The Artist D likens it to cave people with smart phones. See if you agree.

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Cavemen & Cavewomen with Smart Phones

| Dec 12, 2016 | Reply

Every year we hear people go on about how it’s been the worst year, ever. Some respected people died, wars were waged, and the taxes had to be paid. In today’s post from The Artist D she postulates that this is what has been going on for centuries. Every year always brings disappointments since people do die, taxes are always due and awful things do happen. It’s just that in 2016 they are all right there on your smart phone every minute of the day. The Artist D likens it to cave people with smart phones. See if you agree.

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Check Your Armbands at the Door

| Nov 15, 2016 | Reply

Like many people in the LGBT community The Artist D is upset by the recent election and the prospect of a Trump presidency. There is good cause to be concerned but The Artist D is a pragmatist. She advocates not whining and moaning about it but getting organized and come up with a plan to push a progressive, inclusive agenda. The next four years is no time to be a wimp.

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Check Your Armbands at the Door

| Nov 15, 2016 | Reply

Like many people in the LGBT community The Artist D is upset by the recent election and the prospect of a Trump presidency. There is good cause to be concerned but The Artist D is a pragmatist. She advocates not whining and moaning about it but getting organized and come up with a plan to push a progressive, inclusive agenda. The next four years is no time to be a wimp.

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Red Angry Women

| Oct 17, 2016 | Reply

Every positive has a negative. Every mountain is matched by a canyon. The universe is made of opposites and while many feel that the opposing sides of the universe can never ever get together the cliched saying is “opposites attract.” And that was a hit for Paula Abdul. Today The Artist D presents her take on people who always live on one side or the other. She suggests that now and then the light needs some darkness, and vice versa.

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Red Angry Women

| Oct 17, 2016 | Reply

Every positive has a negative. Every mountain is matched by a canyon. The universe is made of opposites and while many feel that the opposing sides of the universe can never ever get together the cliched saying is “opposites attract.” And that was a hit for Paula Abdul. Today The Artist D presents her take on people who always live on one side or the other. She suggests that now and then the light needs some darkness, and vice versa.

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The Authenticity of the Sloven Beast

| Sep 19, 2016 | Reply

Today The Artist D looks at the price of fashion and beauty. Not how much it costs in dollars to look fabulous. She’s talking about the work you need to do in order to walk out that door drop-dead gorgeous. So many people seem to think that it’s okay to go out in flip flops and a torn t-shirt. The Artist D believes that it happened because people wanted to be “authentic.” They don’t want artifice to obscure who they really are. Then someone had to go to the supermarket in pajama pants and it’s been down hill from there.

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The Authenticity of the Sloven Beast

| Sep 19, 2016 | Reply

Today The Artist D looks at the price of fashion and beauty. Not how much it costs in dollars to look fabulous. She’s talking about the work you need to do in order to walk out that door drop-dead gorgeous. So many people seem to think that it’s okay to go out in flip flops and a torn t-shirt. The Artist D believes that it happened because people wanted to be “authentic.” They don’t want artifice to obscure who they really are. Then someone had to go to the supermarket in pajama pants and it’s been down hill from there.

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Everybody is an Activist

| Aug 29, 2016 | 3 Replies

The advanced technology world makes everyone capable of expressing their opinion about any event anywhere in record time to millions of people. Twitter and Facebook, the “social media,” make everyone able to let the world know how you feel about everything, from which movies you think suck to your grief over the latest senseless murder atrocities. All you have to do is type it up and hit Post. Then you get that satisfying feeling of having done something that “matters.” The Artist D suggests that maybe your opinion doesn’t really matter the way you think it does. See if you agree.

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Everybody is an Activist

| Aug 29, 2016 | Reply

The advanced technology world makes everyone capable of expressing their opinion about any event anywhere in record time to millions of people. Twitter and Facebook, the “social media,” make everyone able to let the world know how you feel about everything, from which movies you think suck to your grief over the latest senseless murder atrocities. All you have to do is type it up and hit Post. Then you get that satisfying feeling of having done something that “matters.” The Artist D suggests that maybe your opinion doesn’t really matter the way you think it does. See if you agree.

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Our Lives Are in Danger

| Jul 25, 2016 | Reply

As always, our voice from the underground, The Artist D, offers a different perspective on the issue of safety and security. Her basic premise is that we live in a world of illusion and what we perceive as imminent danger, or as total security are both phantoms created in our own minds. As an infamous Secretary of Defense once said, “Stuff happens.” When “stuff” happens it’s good to not be in the general vicinity but we don’t have that kind of control. As a trans person, or LGBQ individual, is “stuff” more likely to occur around you because of who you are? Find out what The Artist D thinks in today’s post.

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Our Lives Are in Danger

| Jul 25, 2016 | Reply

As always, our voice from the underground, The Artist D, offers a different perspective on the issue of safety and security. Her basic premise is that we live in a world of illusion and what we perceive as imminent danger, or as total security are both phantoms created in our own minds. As an infamous Secretary of Defense once said, “Stuff happens.” When “stuff” happens it’s good to not be in the general vicinity but we don’t have that kind of control. As a trans person, or LGBQ individual, is “stuff” more likely to occur around you because of who you are? Find out what The Artist D thinks in today’s post.

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Your Non-Binary Genitals

| Jun 27, 2016 | 1 Reply

In the ’80s we had Madonna, a material girl living in a material world. Today we bring you The Artist D, a non-labeled girl living in a non-binary world. And that non-binary world can be confusing. It seems to The Artist D that many people today are rejecting labels so they can sink into a bland beige background noise and give up on any of their unique qualities. Either that or they are piling on so many labels the essential person is submerged under them all. And, why would anyone want to be “just” human?

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Your Non-Binary Genitals

| Jun 27, 2016 | Reply

In the ’80s we had Madonna, a material girl living in a material world. Today we bring you The Artist D, a non-labeled girl living in a non-binary world. And that non-binary world can be confusing. It seems to The Artist D that many people today are rejecting labels so they can sink into a bland beige background noise and give up on any of their unique qualities. Either that or they are piling on so many labels the essential person is submerged under them all. And, why would anyone want to be “just” human?

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The Joke’s on You

| May 30, 2016 | Reply

Laughter is the best medicine but what if it’s laughter provoked by a joke that targets trans people? Is it still medicine or is it a toxic injection of pain? The Artist D knows that people tend to laugh at what they don’t understand. Remember how people laughed when someone claimed the Earth was round? So of course trans people can be the butt of “humor.” The Artist D has a way to cope.

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The Joke’s on You

| May 30, 2016 | Reply

Laughter is the best medicine but what if it’s laughter provoked by a joke that targets trans people? Is it still medicine or is it a toxic injection of pain? The Artist D knows that people tend to laugh at what they don’t understand. Remember how people laughed when someone claimed the Earth was round? So of course trans people can be the butt of “humor.” The Artist D has a way to cope.

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Girls in the Boy’s Room

| May 2, 2016 | Reply

When The Artist D was a little lad he was happy to follow mommy into the lady’s room since it had nice private booths where you could do your business in private. Then came the awkward grade school and high school years and restrooms defined awkward. Now as an adult The Artist D has some observations on sociological interactions in the men’s room. And a question or two for those fighting for their rest room rights.

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Girls in the Boy’s Room

| May 2, 2016 | Reply

When The Artist D was a little lad he was happy to follow mommy into the lady’s room since it had nice private booths where you could do your business in private. Then came the awkward grade school and high school years and restrooms defined awkward. Now as an adult The Artist D has some observations on sociological interactions in the men’s room. And a question or two for those fighting for their rest room rights.

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Male, Female, Other

| Apr 4, 2016 | 1 Reply

Are we prisoners of the gender binary? Must we try to firmly stuff ourselves into only two boxes, male or female? The Artist D, as you may know from reading her blog, is inclined to protest that humans are much to concerned with fitting into one of those two options when life should be bigger, more transcendent than what flesh suit we wear. To illustrate her point today she examines controversial statements made by Richard O’Brien concerning trans women.

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Male, Female, Other

| Apr 4, 2016 | Reply

Are we prisoners of the gender binary? Must we try to firmly stuff ourselves into only two boxes, male or female? The Artist D, as you may know from reading her blog, is inclined to protest that humans are much to concerned with fitting into one of those two options when life should be bigger, more transcendent than what flesh suit we wear. To illustrate her point today she examines controversial statements made by Richard O’Brien concerning trans women.

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Objective or Bust

| Mar 7, 2016 | 1 Reply

It might seem at times that whatever you are for The Artist D is against it. But that’s the nature of the artist, isn’t it? They exist to prod our brains with images and sounds that make us question, think, and appreciate. Today The Artist D looks at people and finds them made up of a collection of cells and organs that create each individual. But the individuals have a problem combining with other individuals to create something for the greater good. But what is the greater good, anyway? Prepare to be prodded.

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Objective or Bust

| Mar 7, 2016 | Reply

It might seem at times that whatever you are for The Artist D is against it. But that’s the nature of the artist, isn’t it? They exist to prod our brains with images and sounds that make us question, think, and appreciate. Today The Artist D looks at people and finds them made up of a collection of cells and organs that create each individual. But the individuals have a problem combining with other individuals to create something for the greater good. But what is the greater good, anyway? Prepare to be prodded.

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I Am the Non-Binary Boogieman

| Feb 8, 2016 | 3 Replies

It’s a big, wonderful world and it’s full of possibilities. Why should we be limited to expressing only two gender identities? That’s the question The Artist D poses today. Why not be able to be femme one day, masculine the next and a mixture of both, or none, on another day? The Artist D wants to shake the gender identity tree and see what falls out. See if you agree.

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I Am the Non-Binary Boogieman

| Feb 8, 2016 | Reply

It’s a big, wonderful world and it’s full of possibilities. Why should we be limited to expressing only two gender identities? That’s the question The Artist D poses today. Why not be able to be femme one day, masculine the next and a mixture of both, or none, on another day? The Artist D wants to shake the gender identity tree and see what falls out. See if you agree.

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