Pride Month with Ohni Lisle
We celebrate Pride Month 2023 with custom artwork by Brooklyn-based Illustrator Ohni Lisle. Ohni works across digital and analog, focusing her pieces on shapes, nature, and the human form.
Ohni's Pride-inspired poster design features a watch face with each number rendered in a different style, reflecting how the queer community is a kaleidoscope of unique individuals who create a beautiful menagerie when they come together. The postcard takes elements from the poster design and juxtaposes them in an abstract way that aligns with Ohni’s signature style.
Who is Ohni?
Hi! I'm a trans woman in my 30's on this wild ride we call life ;) living in Brooklyn and making art/illustrations.
How does your gender identity play into your art?
I'm not sure honestly, as it's not something I'm consciously thinking of when making art. I do have a propensity to draw women. Recently I made art for a trans podcast, and I think that's the most recent and potentially only instance in which transness, specifically femme transness, has been at the forefront of my mind when making something.
What is the biggest or most common misconception about trans people?
That depends on who you ask. I would say the most problematic misconception is that transness is somehow a choice.
What does allyship look like to you?
Normalizing trans experiences around you, helping trans people under attack.
If you could tell your past self one thing, what would it be?
Truthfully? Nothing, as to not to disrupt the order of events in my life. For the sake of the hypothetical, to love yourself and those around you more.
If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?
Again, in reality, nothing. Hypothetically, I would be interested in the state of the world/humanity/myself. So, I guess I would ask, is everything ok? And the answer could be simple, or drawn out and answer the previous concerns.