A series of self portraits exploring heteronormative ideas of masculinity, inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman and Martha Wilson. Growing up I never felt like I fit within the perceived notion of how boys were supposed to behave. I remember vividly the first time I was publicly shamed for liking things that boys weren’t supposed to like. It made me feel alone and wholly alien. My father regularly instructed me to be a man, to not cry, to be more butch in my posture and dress. In a world where heteronormative notions of masculinity are increasing being exposed as dangerous and threatening to our world and our culture, I feel compelled to explore how straight white men like myself perform their identity and how this performance is undermining the very fabric of our society.