ultramasculine

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Berlin, Germany 15 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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ultramasculine

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Berlin, Germany | 15 Sales

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to love ourselves the way we tell ourselves we should be loving others

Raphael is 25 years old from Cyprus. He received his Bachelor’s in Drama and Theater Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. Away from home, he was able to grow and appreciate his queerness, exploring aspects of an identity that was until then forbidden and looked down upon. Growing up in a strictly traditional environment would cause him to grow a little weaker everyday. As he started to dissociate with his outer world, he begun to also dissociate with his inner world. He detached from himself and his caregivers had become his source of fear. What bitter paradox; wanting to be with but being afraid to do so. Wanting to find shelter within, but locking yourself outside. It had become apparent that the dictatorial ways of his hetero-normative upbringing had become demons and ghosts, interrupting his growth; he would continue to stay small and silent.

The darkness was supposed to consume him completely, it was how things always were. However, Raphael’s heart - like all hearts - is strong and was born out of light. His Heart told him that he should set off on a journey to mend and liberate them both. His Heart would never again stop reminding him that he had always been his truest home. And he will learn to be the greatest expression of his name:
Raphael; the one who heals, the one who mends hearts by taking them in and giving them shelter, releasing them back into the current of this life, stronger and more loved.

ULTRAMASCULINE is a poetry zine investigating selfhood and gayness through a blending of autobiographical performance, visual art and queer theory. The series follows a boy growing to become himself, as each chapter marks moments of rest and contemplation. It demonstrates the painful histories and trauma queer subjects are born into and gives birth to alternative expressions of boyhood founded in self-love, vulnerability and courage.
And who knows, starting a new journey may not be so hard.
Or, maybe, it has already begun.

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    ULTRAMASCULINE is a poetry zine investigating selfhood and gayness through a blending of autobiographical performance, visual art and queer theory.

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