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How lovly is me being as I am

Jacolby Satterwhite, How lovly is me being as I am, 2014. Neon. Courtesy of the artist and Morán Morán, Los Angeles. © Jacolby Satterwhite

The phrase “How lovly is me being as I am” first accompanied a self-portrait sketched by Jacolby Satterwhite’s mother.

Replicating his mother’s writing in neon, Satterwhite connects her words to his own experiences as a queer man and offers self-affirmation to all.

 “I owned my past and I owned my mythology. You can’t apologize for your past, because you are your past.”
— Jacolby Satterwhite

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