Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Jin Wicked

Episode 57

A conversation with Jin Wicked


1 hr 24 min. Recorded on 22 July 2021. 

Jin’s pronouns are they/them, and they are agender and non-binary. Find out what that means to Jin in this episode.

We also talk about pushing boundaries, questioning what’s normal, seeing the body as a canvas, finding beauty and art in everyday life, discovering being neurodivergent, integrating different identities, being present in the moment, and learning to be human.

CW: cancer, depression, death

“The last 6 years have been the hardest years of my life…but for the first time in my life I feel like I know who I am. For the first time in my life, I feel like a whole person.”

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TRANSCRIPT [expand to read] – COMING SOON

About Jin

Jin Wicked is a 41 year-old, agender/non-binary visual and performance artist, illustrator, podcaster, and writer on the autism spectrum who works with the guiding philosophy that, “Life is art.” Jin is most well-known for introspective blogging, multiple slice-of-life webcomic series, meticulous ink illustrations, and their “Happy Happy Rat” mascots. Jin Wicked’s autobiographical work explores the complexity of identity and self-image, and fearlessly bridges the gap between colourful humour and difficult subject matter such as anxiety, depression, love, mental illness, and neurodiversity. A Texas native, Jin Wicked moved to the Saint Paul, Minnesota, area in 2015, and uses they/them pronouns.

Happy Happy Rat cartoon by Jin Wicked

In addition to comics, Jin produces studio art, skit comedy and creative videos, podcasts and readings, photography, essays, poetry, beaded jewelry, floral design, other crafts, and one-of-a-kind desserts. Original artwork, books, T-shirts, and other merchandise are available to purchase online directly from the artist.

You can find Jin Wicked on their website, on Facebook @jinwickeddotcom, Instagram @jinwicked, Twitter @jinwicked, on YouTube, and see more of their art on their online store, Etsy and Redbubble.

Jin Wicked photo credit: Ben Cooper

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