In the eyes of my mother I    Performance. 2014   Each person's transition is unique and multifaceted. A necessary part of my transition through genders included a name change. Legally Oliver James since August 2012, I spent the 20 years prior with the name that was given to me by my mother. In the most pure way I desire to be seen by my mother as my own person, to connect with her in the most authentic expression of myself, as her son. Holding hands and eye contact, we repeat the name I chose for myself to each other. A gesture building trust, intimacy, authenticity, all supported by the healing quality of the mother's gaze.
       
     
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  In the eyes of my mother I    Performance. 2014   Each person's transition is unique and multifaceted. A necessary part of my transition through genders included a name change. Legally Oliver James since August 2012, I spent the 20 years prior with the name that was given to me by my mother. In the most pure way I desire to be seen by my mother as my own person, to connect with her in the most authentic expression of myself, as her son. Holding hands and eye contact, we repeat the name I chose for myself to each other. A gesture building trust, intimacy, authenticity, all supported by the healing quality of the mother's gaze.
       
     

In the eyes of my mother I

Performance. 2014

Each person's transition is unique and multifaceted. A necessary part of my transition through genders included a name change. Legally Oliver James since August 2012, I spent the 20 years prior with the name that was given to me by my mother. In the most pure way I desire to be seen by my mother as my own person, to connect with her in the most authentic expression of myself, as her son. Holding hands and eye contact, we repeat the name I chose for myself to each other. A gesture building trust, intimacy, authenticity, all supported by the healing quality of the mother's gaze.

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In the eyes of my mother I

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In the eyes of my mother I

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