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Working like an auteur film director, in Nothing Is Permanent but Woe I draw on my own memories from the clarity provided by retrospect. Looking back and deep into my psyche, I apply meaning to significant moments in order to tell the fleshed out story of my queer identity. Like the act of looking through a family album, I share a very private transformation drawing on my own confessional poetry, diary entries and my family’s archive of memorabilia. As a person I have been often sensitive and confused, which I appropriate into my own strange confidence in the final section of this project. Nothing is Permanent but Woe is a love letter to my own upbringing, a timeline of self-discovery and a reflection on the world around me, and myself.