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There are a number of things to consider when thinking about applying for a code boot camp.

What motivates you to apply? For the purposes of this story, I’m going to assume you’re sick and tired of living in poverty and you’re looking for a way out. …


Image: a trans pride necklace with animal bones against black wax on a street sign

Last year I decided to have a hysterectomy.

I don’t want to bog down this story explaining why I wanted the surgery, or the mechanics of how various configurations of reproductive organs and hormones work together. …


A rock

When I was in maybe fourth grade, my best friend handed me a rock.

I was a weird kid. I got bullied a lot, and she was my only friend. She had a few other friends though, and having me around all the time started to weigh on her. She…


“Forgotten something!?” a Swarovski crystal replica of Damien Hirst’s “For the Love of God,” made by artist Laura Keeble and placed in the trash in front of the gallery where the real skull was shown, at the closing of Hirst’s exhibition in 2007.

I used to work at a copy shop on the Upper East Side. It was an hour and a half commute at five in the morning for just above minimum wage. The wealthiest neighborhood I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in, for sure. …


and Shown by the World’s Top Art Dealer, and All I Got Was This T-Shirt

Image from the New York Times

A few months ago I met a professor from my college, Pratt Institute, at a life drawing night at a gay bar in Brooklyn and he asked me about the red-dyed paper I was drawing on. The convoluted story of how I came to possess that paper began when the…

Milo Wissig

Painter, printmaker, web developer, plant hoarder, amateur baker, queer trans man (he/him), Brooklyn, NY. @mwissig on Instagram.

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