Exploring Gender Variance Through Art

"Holding the Moon," by Jacqui Beck.

“Holding the Moon,” by Jacqui Beck. This painting is one of 4 that are available for purchase as archival prints. See all five prints for sale.

Welcome to Gender Personal. Created by Seattle artist Jacqui Beck, Gender Personal looks at one of the most central yet under-explored aspects of our nature: gender variance.

What Is Gender Personal?

This project explores its subject through art, poetry, and recorded interviews. Its purpose is to increase public awareness and promote social change and acceptance of gender variance in all its manifestations. Our work includes public presentations and interactive exhibits that encourage personal exploration of gender identity and expression. Read more about the project....

How To Get Involved

Gender Personal is about educating ourselves and strengthening community. The sharing runs in all directions. How can you be involved?


Gender Personal Will Be Featured at
International Gender Conference in August

Gender Personal will have a featured presence at this year’s Gender Odyssey Conference, held at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, August 15-17, 2014.

Aidan Key speaks at Gender Personal opening, Kirkland Arts Center in June 2014

Aidan Key, founder and director of the annual Gender Odyssey Conference, shown with Jacqui Beck at the Gender Personal exhibit opening, Kirkland Arts Center, last June. Photo: Marc Hoffman

Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.

Aidan Key, founder and director of Gender Odyssey and a prominent figure in the trans* community, has also been a source of steady support for Jacqui Beck and her Gender Personal project, including inviting her to exhibit and talk about the project at this year’s convention. Continue reading 


Gender Personal thanks these organizations for their support: