54: FEWOCiOUS on Gender Identity, Art, and Mental Health

Welcome to Episode 54 of The Madhappy Podcast. This week we are excited to welcome Victor Langlois, otherwise known as FEWOCiOUS, onto the show to learn about the experiences that drew him to understand & create art, how his life has evolved since coming out as trans, and how he uses art to share his personal stories with the world. We kick off the episode as Peiman asks Victor to speak more about his childhood experiences and the struggles he faced growing up with his parents and grandparents throughout his formative years (5:00). Victor talks about how art and the internet allowed him to understand a life outside his surroundings, sharing the inspiration and reasoning behind creating both physical and digital art (11:27). The two get into a discussion about how Victor entered the NFT space and how he used his art to separate himself from the experiences and environment of his childhood once he turned 18 (22:17). Victor speaks to the goals and stories behind his series at Christie’s (33:31) before sharing his hopes and inspirations behind the pieces he created for Madhappy (46:57). Victor and Peiman have a conversation about what’s next for Victor, both personally and professionally (50:27), before Victor wraps up the episode by sharing his advice to our listeners (53:11).  In celebration of Pride, Madhappy and FEWOCiOUS have partnered with Born This Way Foundation to benefit emerging LGBTQIA+ community centers across the U.S.. Learn more about their work & mission here. We talk about some serious topics on this show. We are not professionals and are not giving advice. If you or someone you know needs help, please text start to 741741 and for additional resources please visit LocalOptimist.com/Get-Help The Madhappy Podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not a replacement for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Follow us: @Madhappy | @LocalOptimist Visit us: Madhappy.com | LocalOptimist.com

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