I'm a 22-year-old trans and disabled artist and writer. I was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome at 18 months old and often explore my intersectional identity in my work. I navigate the world in a hyper visible, stigmatized body and want to give the gawkers something to stare at.
Visit my Etsy shop for queer and disability merchandise or check out my work in writing, illustration, photography, typography, layout, animation and photo editing via my portfolio links!
Christopher Ikonomou xe/he
Fighting for Marginalized Representation
B.A. in Communication and Disability Studies from UCLA
Watch my student film, "Oh, The Horror."
Closed Captioning available.
Community advocates discuss plans, hopes for Disability Cultural Center | Daily Bruin (June 2023)
Disabled students report chronic delays, frustration with BruinAccess van service | Daily Bruin (May 2023)
UCLA working group to focus on improving campus accessibility | Daily Bruin (April 2023)
What Young Disabled and Chronically Ill People Want You to Know | Teen Vogue (September 2022)
UCLA students specify lack of accessibility on campus, call for improvement | Daily Bruin (July 2022)
Fighting for Their Lives and Their Education - The UCLA Sit-In | The Politics of Disability Podcast (February 2022)
Students Had to Force UCLA Officials to Warn Campus of Shooting Threat | Knock LA (February 2022)
UCLA student organizations lead strike against return to in-person learning | Daily Bruin (February 2022)
UC campuses to recognize preferred name, gender identity on university documents | Daily Bruin (December 2020)
Gender Neutral Pronouns: Anxiety, Autonomy, and Everything In Between | OutWrite Newsmagazine (December 2019)
Q&A: For UCLA’s queer magazine, OutWrite, a bright future from a complicated past | UCLA Newsroom (June 2023)
A Person With Marfan Syndrome On TikTok Wants Horror Movies To Stop Exploiting His Disability | Buzzfeed (December 2022)
Inherently and Creatively Political with Christopher Ikonomou: Disability Pride (Month) Spotlight | OutWrite Newsmagazine (October 2022)
Finding Himself at the Intersection of Communication and Disability Studies | UCLA College (July 2022)
5 Small Businesses to Celebrate This Disability Pride Month and Year-Round | Invoice2Go (July 2022)
Disabled Trans Art with Christopher Ikonomou (xe/he) | Genderful Podcast (May 2022)
How To Affirm the People in Your Life Who Use Multiple Sets of Pronouns | Them (March 2021)
I sell stickers, buttons, pins and apparel centering queer and disability pride and activism!
I was an official artist in CASETiFY's Pride Month 2022 campaign, available online and at their Sydney, Australia location!
I also released a personal collection titled "All Shapes and Sizes" in Summer 2022.