As a queer person, bathrooms are a constant reminder that one does not fit in. But traditional “gendered” signage is persistent even in the most liberal cities, despite being so simple & cheap to update. ‘me(n)w(o)me(n)’ shows the true fluidity of seemingly permanent institutions, the range of diversity hidden within our binaries, and the ease with which we can break free from them with just a little creativity.
Max Schaffer (they/them/their) is a queer artist, producer, & performer, former Harvard anthro-history undergrad, and current tech product lead. They spend some of their days awkwardly correcting business-people about pronouns, and others obsessively creating lighting rigs, wearing rompers that make people angry, and screaming in a lot of mesh under the stage name Saint Taint.