Jessi Eoin

Jessi Eoin

Jessi Eoin, whose last name is pronounced like “Owen,” is an agender, body positive artist whose work focuses primarily on representing fat and disabled bodies in celebratory ways. They live in Brooklyn, New York, on the occupied and unceded land of the Canarsie, Lenape, Delaware, and Montauk people who have stewarded this land for generations. Recognizing the need in the respective communities for positive representations of both, but especially for disabled people, Jessi makes it a point to explore the beauty of the concept “Disability is normal,” creating a unique space in the illustration industry for prominently and unabashedly featuring fat and disabled people. Highly influenced by nature and femme aesthetics, Jessi frequently includes these elements in their pieces to bring a sense of naturalness and spirituality to their work, truly evoking the notion that disability, as well as fatness, is normal, beautiful, and something to be celebrated. Their work typically includes the use of traditional mediums such as paper and pen, as well as watercolors and acrylic inks. Jessi has been accepted for publication in Rebel Mountain Press’s upcoming Disabled Voices Anthology, to be published in early winter 2020, and accepted as well for publication in Issue 2 of Stonecrop Review. They have also been awarded first place in an annual local art contest in Queens, New York, with plans to enter again in early Fall of 2019. Those interested in learning more about Jessi can visit their website at jbeoin.com where they also have their work available for purchase in their shop, or they can follow them on Instagram @jbeoin.

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