A conversation with Jin Wicked
AGENDER, NON-BINARY, AUTISTIC
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.”
TRANSCRIPT [expand to read] – COMING SOON
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.
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.