One situation out of many: I enter the room and think about who is sitting where at the table. Who is spreading, and how so? Who speaks loudly, and who doesn’t? We Dance. I feel a heaviness. A heaviness that comes from too many thoughts, and the thoughts are so loud that just being there feels wrong. I want to forget about my surroundings, yet still be responsive to everyone else. How am I appearing to my fellow human beings? What is being said by my looks? How much space am I taking up? I am reluctant in this moment to be in my body— one that reads as ‘male’—I would like to dissolve or hide. I desire a space in which gender roles can be rethought. A space where my privileges, as a white, straight, cis man, would also apply to all others.
Ronja (born 1996, she/her) is an artist and freelance photographer based in Basel, Switzerland. After her bachelor in visual communication with the focus on image, she worked two years in the field of book design.