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Where Shame Dies is a cohesive project about disability x sexuality, presented as a photo book featuring a series of essays and prose.

Trista set out writing about disability and sexuality with the deep focus on vulnerability, and produced the first essay found in the book. Working with photographer Emma Wondra, Trista used her body of words to inspire the images, as well as her physical body as model. Each essay is accompanied by a photoshoot in which Trista models with another model of her choosing, ultimately creating sensual and intimate images that co-mingle with her essay and prose.Ultimately, Where Shame Dies uses photography to give people permission to look, while saying, "Guess what? Disabled people are sexual. Guess what? Disabled people can be queer kinky sluts"--and then brings it all together to look at ableism and romance.  

Where Shame Dies

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