Christopher Ikonomou (he/xe)
Queer and Disability Pride, Activism, and Representation
Christopher Ikonomou is the 21-year-old transgender and disabled artist and aspiring filmmaker 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.
“Are We Really That Scary To Y’all?”: Person With Marfan Syndrome Goes Viral With 1M Views For Calling Out Horror Writers’ Choice In Monster Design | Bored Panda (2022)
A Person With Marfan Syndrome On TikTok Wants Horror Movies To Stop Exploiting His Disability | Buzzfeed (2022)
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)
How To Affirm the People in Your Life Who Use Multiple Sets of Pronouns | Them (2021)
Disabled students at UCLA deserve comprehensive, accessible resources | Daily Bruin (2022)
Marianne Williamson talks with Student Disability Activists (2022)
Gender Neutral Pronouns: Anxiety, Autonomy, and Everything In Between | OutWrite (2019)