When I began documenting these underwear, my motive was to compare what a queer person's underwear drawer had versus a heteronormative person's underwear. However, this was during the beginning of my journey as an artist. I had not reconciled making art as a queer person. I wanted my queer identity to be separate from my artistry. So, I decided to approach my dad and asked if I could photograph his "underoos." You could imagine the perplexed look he had. Then of course, my good friend thought I was being odd for taking photos of his underwear for art. I also photographed my ex's underwear too, but he did not mind. He only chuckled and let me be. I also included my underwear too. Out of the four participants, only one is heterosexual and heteronormative. The rest are queer!
The project has since evolved into a self-portrait project. It has become primarily a documentation of my own underwear collection. I am still showing what it is like to show underwear as a queer person, but only from personal experience.