Is that a buoy? 

This work was first published in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism under a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Is that a buoy? explores the ambiguity of the body in the sea, especially when observed from a distance, and the assumptions one makes about gender and sexuality based on physical appearances. We have been conditioned to make certain distinctions between male and female. Hair is one of the first attributes that we use when making these distinctions. I am stereotyped as being masculine constantly because of the absence of my hair.