Christopher Ikonomou (he/xe)
Queer and Disability Pride, Activism, and Design
Christopher Ikonomou is the 21-year-old transgender and disabled artist behind cpikoart. Xe was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome at 18 months old, always traversing the world in a hyper-visible, stigmatized body. His work primarily explores the intersections between queerness and disability, often centering his own experiences as a chronically ill and trans individual.
He is currently studying Communication and Disability Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Xe serves as Editor-In-Chief at UCLA's queer newsmagazine, OutWrite, and a student organizer with the Disabled Student Union on campus.
What Young Disabled and Chronically Ill People Want You to Know | Teen Vogue (2022)
Finding Himself at the Intersection of Communication and Disability Studies | UCLA College of Letters and Sciences (2022)
5 Small Businesses to Celebrate This Disability Pride Month and Year-Round | Invoice2Go (2022)
This Virtual Life: How the Pandemic is Reshaping the Higher Ed Experience | HigherEd Rewired (2022)
Fighting for Their Lives and Their Education - The UCLA Sit-In | The Politics of Disability Podcast (2022)
Disabled students at UCLA deserve comprehensive, accessible resources | Daily Bruin (2022)
Gender Neutral Pronouns: Anxiety, Autonomy, and Everything In Between | OutWrite (2019)