Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley

I’ve become demon. The more I’ve transitioned, the more parallels I have seen between the
reactions towards monsters within films and the reactions towards myself. An affinity has
grown between us. I am blackzilla. The exotic creature from an unknown place bringing it’s
demonic powers. The Powers of repulsion and destruction. So, I must be destroyed. Erased.
Hidden from sight. The want to kill me simultaneously coupled with the want to fuck me. I am
a Medusa. As if my tranny existence rids men of their masculinity and offends the
sensibilities of women. I am somewhere in between fantasy and frustration. I am recoiled
from. Spat on as I am beckoned to enter into the car that’s been tailing me. My film
‘Moisturizing’ is an animation I have created with the intention of capturing my fall into the
demonic. Where I bask in fire while trying to find safety in a place that doesn’t supply one.
A need to become something that allows me to more easily transition. I identify as a Black
Trans Demon. My pronouns are they. I am definitely not a human.
I’ve become demon. The more I’ve transitioned, the more parallels I have seen between the
reactions towards monsters within films and the reactions towards myself. An affinity has
grown between us. I am blackzilla. The exotic creature from an unknown place bringing it’s
demonic powers. The Powers of repulsion and destruction. So, I must be destroyed. Erased.
Hidden from sight. The want to kill me simultaneously coupled with the want to fuck me. I am
a Medusa. As if my tranny existence rids men of their masculinity and offends the
sensibilities of women. I am somewhere in between fantasy and frustration. I am recoiled
from. Spat on as I am beckoned to enter into the car that’s been tailing me. My film
‘Moisturizing’ is an animation I have created with the intention of capturing my fall into the
demonic. Where I bask in fire while trying to find safety in a place that doesn’t supply one.
A need to become something that allows me to more easily transition. I identify as a Black
Trans Demon. My pronouns are they. I am definitely not a human.
– I’ve become demon. The more I’ve transitioned, the more parallels I have seen between the
reactions towards monsters within films and the reactions towards myself. An affinity has
grown between us. I am blackzilla. The exotic creature from an unknown place bringing it’s
demonic powers. The Powers of repulsion and destruction. So, I must be destroyed. Erased.
Hidden from sight. The want to kill me simultaneously coupled with the want to fuck me. I am
a Medusa. As if my tranny existence rids men of their masculinity and offends the
sensibilities of women. I am somewhere in between fantasy and frustration. I am recoiled
from. Spat on as I am beckoned to enter into the car that’s been tailing me. My film
‘Moisturizing’ is an animation I have created with the intention of capturing my fall into the
demonic. Where I bask in fire while trying to find safety in a place that doesn’t supply one.
A need to become something that allows me to more easily transition. I identify as a Black
Trans Demon. My pronouns are they. I am definitely not a human.