Dieter was born female and knew from his earliest years that something was not quite right. He always felt as though he was someone else trapped inside the body of this girl who he couldn’t relate to and wished for a new body. It wasn’t until high school that he realized that there were others like him, it was then that he started going by Dieter, as he felt it suited him better than his female-leaning birth name, referring to his former self as “She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named". Dieter was kicked out of his home at 17, lived on the streets for about two years and then encountered a group of caring people who helped him to get on his feet and eventually start the transition that was his fate, to become who he was meant to be.
Gender transition is a very private, personal, and individualized process and those who go through it are some of the strongest among us. I get so incredibly outraged at ignorant and arrogant people who demean, threaten and harm those who are simply trying to be who they are. These politicians, like Marjorie Taylor-Greene, posting an anti-transgender sign outside of her office, directly across the hall from another lawmaker who has a transgender child, is about as reprehensible as it gets. These are truly the dregs of society, not those who are transgender or are otherwise not the norm. I am so optimistic for this new generation who seem to understand that ignorance and hypocrisy have no place in society. These transgender individuals are just as much God’s gifts to the world, as any other human being, and the arrogance and ignorance of so many twisted religious doctrines are counter to the message of love of all, that was always intended.
This work of art would print well on any of our mediums available below, but my recommendation would be the fine art papers, canvas or high-gloss metalprint.