Living a life that doesn’t feel quite right – Amy Ebersole, Stafff Writer

Two orange bottles: one full of estrogen and the other a testosterone blocker, sit next to a miniature dragon figurine. Both exist in real and virtual reality.

What do dragons, hormone therapy pills, reality and virtual reality have in common? Transformation.

Micha Cárdenas, is a biological man who identifies as a transgendered woman, dragon and grad student at University of California San Diego. She explores issues of gender, identity and the subject in transition for “Becoming Dragon,” a virtual reality/performance art/gender activism project.