Shades of Gay, TED Talk
5 Feb. 2013
“There are a million different ‘shades of gay’,” says artist Tillett Wright in her TEDx Talk, 'Fifty Shades of Gay'.
Many people see themselves as existing on a ‘grey area’ of not 100% gay or straight, says a photographer featured on inspiring website TED.com this week.
“There are a million different ‘shades of gay’,” says artist Tillett Wright in her speech Fifty Shades of Gay.
A child actor, in her early school life she saw herself as a boy, then later as a teenager she fell in love with both women and men.
Wright’s own story led her to probe a little into others’ experiences of the LGBTIQ spectrum as part of her photography work.
“I asked people to quantify themselves on a scale of one to 100 percent gay… and I watched so many existential crises unfold in front of me,” she laughs.
“People didn’t know what to do, because they had never been presented with the option before.”