Loren Krywanczyk was born female and given the name Lauren. Yet, while at Yale, Lauren assumed a male identitiy and began calling himself Loren. In this photo, he trims hair from his upper lip at the bathroom mirror down the hall from his room in Silliman College at Yale. Loren uses hair from his head that he affixes with Spirit Gum. Loren has experimented with all types of facial hair, from just side-burns to a "chin-strap" pattern that goes along his jaw, to just a patch of hair under his bottom lip. For Loren, putting on facial hair highlights the performative aspect of gender.