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Carry You With Me

This title consists of 6x4-inch embroidered portraits of LJ Roberts's friends, collaborators and lovers within New York City’s queer and trans communities.

Stitched entirely by hand and typically completed during transit on subway trains, these textile works aim to illustrate how politics, culture and identity manifest in both visible and subtle ways through everyday encounters in daily life.


Depicting both the rectos and versos of each embroidery, this publication presents portraiture in both figurative and abstract form while also providing us a glimpse into the textile craft.


For Roberts, the adaptability of these techniques mirrors the flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness needed to navigate the world as a queer, gender nonconforming and nonbinary person.


Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 164 pages
Imprint: Pioneer Works Press
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9781945711145

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