Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He)
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Christopher (xe/xem, he/him) is the Managing Editor, Social Media Head, and an artist on the Graphics team at OutWrite. Xe is a third year Communication major with a Disability Studies minor and a proudly disabled, trans/(gender)queer, aromantic man. He loves making art for the queer and disabled communities, watching horror movies and shows, and listening to Phoebe Bridgers.

“Diversity”: A Piece Lost to the Pandemic

Art by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) Right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, OutWrite participated in the early stages of a still-unnamed Community Issue, a print compiling pieces from all of UCLA’s newsmagazines. Unfortunately, the project fell through in Spring 2020. As…

Reconciling An Empty Sky: One Queer’s Connection to Phoebe Fucking Bridgers and Her Reunion Tour

Photo by Christopher Ikonomou (xe/he) “FUCK THE COPS!” rings out in the crowd during an otherwise quiet performance of “Smoke Signals” during Phoebe Bridgers’ first hometown show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. After a pandemic release of her…

Coming OutWrite: Our Stories

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) Members of the queer community are expected to “come out” because our society views being cisgender and heterosexual as the default. However, everyone’s identity is their own. We should be able to come out on…