iO Tillett Wright
iO Tillett Wright
Wright in 2012
Early life and education
He has since starred in MTV Suspect which aired in 2016. As news that co-star Nev Schulman had to leave the show to take care of his wife during her pregnancy, he confirmed the show's end on social media.
Blogger and writer
Wright then became a featured columnist for T Magazine, at The New York Times. In addition, Wright had two regular blogs called Notes From The Underground—for which iO reviewed underground performance—and The Lowdown.
Wright's first book, Darling Days, A Memoir was released on September 27, 2016, by Ecco Books, an imprint of Harper Collins.
Since 2010, iO has been working on a project called Self Evident Truths that examines Americans, asking them whether they are "other than straight", and photographing respondents who self-evaluate themselves to be "anything other than 100% straight". To date iO has photographed 9,803 people in all 50 States of the USA.
Wright's photographs appeared on the cover of The New York Times magazine in August 2010, marking the beginning of his public photography career. On September 22, 2010, Wright opened Breedings, his first solo show of photographs, at Fuse Gallery in Manhattan. In August 2011, iO debuted Camila, his second solo show, and Act Like You're Fine, a group show he curated at Tokyo's Vacant Gallery.k
Wright prefers the use of the gendered pronouns "he/him" or no pronouns at all, just his legal first name, "iO". Furthermore, Wright has written in an article for the Huffington Post that "there is nothing wrong with being a ‘they’, but, STRICTLY speaking [for himself], the shoe doesn’t fit."
As of April 2017, Wright has stated that he currently prefers the use of the pronouns 'he/him', or none "just my name, not 'they/them'". He has stated, "That may change, as it has already changed many times, and I'm good with that".
- iO Tillett Wright. "iO Tillett Wright". Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- "Shades of Gay". The New York Times blog 6th Floor. 19 July 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- "Artist and activist iO Tillet Wright is helping to smash stereotypes". Huck Magazine. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- "Civilities: 8 LGBT names to know in 2016". Washington Post. January 18, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- Kennedy, Rose (March 7, 2012). "Photographer iO Tillett Wright Intends to Capture the Humanity of the LGBT Community in Self-Evident Truth Project". Metro Pulse. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014.
Wright, 26, grew up as a female in Manhattan
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- "Who's who in these Nan Goldin photos?". uk.phaidon.com. Phaidon. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
- iO Tillet Wright [@iOlovesyou] (August 12, 2016). "Hey friends, it's true. There is no more MTV Suspect after this season. Nev Schulman has cute babies to make! But..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Tillett Wright, iO. "About Me". darlingdays.com. iO Tillett Wright. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
- "IO Tillett Wright – T Magazine Blog".
- "Darling Days – IndieBound".
- Wright, iO Tillett. "Fifty shades of gay" – via www.ted.com.
- Wright, iO Tillett, Fifty shades of gay, retrieved 2017-05-19
- "iO Tillett Wright". thecitrusreport.com. The Citrus Report. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
- "Home". SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
- Serafini, Marisa (2016-10-17). "iO Tillett Wright: My Parents Never Once Questioned My Gender". AfterBuzz TV Network. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
- "iO Tillett Wright joins Nev Schulman for MTV's "Catfish" spin-off "Suspect" – AfterEllen". AfterEllen. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- John Panichella (March 1, 2016). "Nev Schulman and iO Tillett Wright Talk New MTV Show "Suspect"". J-14. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- "Non-Binary Artist iO Tillet Wright Joins Catfish's Nev Schulman For "MTV Suspect" – NewNowNext". LOGO News. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- "iO Tillett Wright on Twitter".
- artist, iO Tillett Wright Photography-based visual (May 14, 2014). "He / She / It / ... Me".
- "iO Tillett Wright on Instagram".
- "iO Tillett Wright home".
- "Self Evident Truths".
- IO Tillett Wright on IMDb
- iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay at TED