Today was the National Public Health, Art and Design Exhibition at the Student Activity Centre, UNC Charlotte. My painting with Marsha Tegard was exhibited and won the third prize! .
Her fascinating biography must have helped too:
My legal name is Marsha, but it hasn't always been. I was born with a penis, and I was given the name William Frank after my mother put me up for adoption at a home for unwed mothers. Some have known me as an ordained minister, others as a United States Marine Drill Instructor. Or as a troubled youth in and out of trouble with the law and eventually incarcerated. Maybe you knew me in Miami, Florida when I was a banquet captain at some major hotels. You could have seen me in a fashion show or modelling in a department store. Maybe you bought some of my art while I was an art student in Virginia. You could have owed me money when I was a drug dealer or rode a Harley and we rode together with the same motorcycle club.
Yes, I've been all these people and more. However, I prefer Marsha.