ELK PAAUW - THOT EXPERIMENT: TRANS SELFIE CULTURE AND LACAN’S IDEAL EGO


Hi there, I'm Elk Paauw, trans comics artist slash scholar. The comics I make are a combination of research writing and autobiographical comics, and thus are nonfiction and quite personal. Some content warnings for the comic below include gender dysphoria and dissociation, trans jealousy, and some swearing. The piece I’m sharing is a part of a longer project on what I call Trans Metaphysics, with this section focusing on connecting trans bodily/psychic experience to Lacan’s body of work, specifically engaging in the mirror stage of development and how it connects to trans selfie culture.