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News from the Gender Personal Project

Gender Personal continues to take shape—not only  as an exhibit, but also as part of a larger community working to improve how people who are gender variant are perceived and treated. I’m meeting more and more people dedicated to this task, and receiving financial and moral support. Thanks for being part of this!—Jacqui
Don’t Miss Our
Kirkland Arts Center Show

Our exhibit at Kirkland Arts Center is just a
month away: May 24-July 12! Please plan on joining us.
Opening Night & Reception: Friday, May 23,
6-8:30 p.m. Meet the artist Jacqui Beck, other
project members, and Kirkland Arts Center staff.
Presentation: Saturday, June 7, 7-9 p.m. Jacqui will talk about the project, accompanied by slides and audio recordings. Panel discussion and Q&A follow, with refreshments provided. A free event you won’t want to miss! Details at

Interviews and Paintings
Since my last newsletter, I conducted the 8th interview and am finishing the last of about 40 paintings. You’ll be able to purchase some of the original paintings; several are already for sale online as prints. All proceeds will help defray project expenses. To see some of the paintings, visit our website at
The People
As I review and transcribe the interviews, the speakers’ words continue to amaze me. A few of those people are quoted in this letter. I’m  so grateful they've allowed me into their lives, and excited that I get to share this project with you! In addition to paintings, poetry, photos, and bios, the Kirkland Arts Center exhibit will include a Reading Room featuring interview transcripts, my poems, and information about gender organizations.

We Need Your Help?Can You Donate Today?
Gender Personal has incurred substantial expenses for art supplies, framing, photography, transcription, editing, etc. We’d welcome your support in any amount. Make your tax-deductible donation at If you’re on Facebook, Like us at to help broaden our readership and support base.

Warmest wishes,  
Jacqui Beck
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