Something I hear a lot from people who engage with my work as Mx Blouse is that it's difficult to categorise. To some extent I get what they mean. The music I make borrows heavily from genres as varied as kwaito, hip-hop and house but sometimes I can't help thinking my openness about my gender and sexuality contribute to the confusion about where to place me.
For a very long time, LGBTQIA+ representation in popular culture has been rather one-dimensional, often skewing towards either flamboyant and comical, or hypermasculine and overtly sexual characterisations of gay men specifically.
Seeing lesbian women on screen was almost unheard of, never mind trans or - as the case is with me - non-binary people. Our expression as a community has therefore always existed in a binary understanding of who we are. It's an understanding that strips us of individual identity and nuance.