Andi's ongoing project examines the relationship between gender expression and money within the context of sex work. The work is an ongoing, currently-untitled film photography project that follows a handful of non-binary, queer, and gender non-conforming Workers as they navigate what it means to make money as a direct result of performing hyperfemininity. For many sex workers, earning potential is deeply tied to feminized clothing and behavior, and couched within an assumed framework of heterosexuality. For gender non-conforming Workers, this binary can be both oppressive and freeing.
This project explores the broader themes of queerness, trans* identity, self-love and self-acceptance, money, femininity, gender expectations, and power, and how they all work with or against each other for today's sex workers. The goal of the project is to give viewers a holistic and humanizing glimpse into an often-stereotyped world, and to give queer and gender non-conforming sex workers a space to see themselves represented.