Violet Stoeker is a 17-year-old Los Angeles native attending Grand Arts High School for visual arts. Recently, Violet got into a teen photography program at the Getty Museum and through her residency, she is working on her photo essay about women’s health, a topic she’s passionate to learn more about. Violet grew up with two gay dads and a brother, making her the only girl in her household. Homelife created new dynamics after her parents got divorced and both remarried, now giving her 4 fatherly figures. Her experience has been both brutal and beautiful.
There is much she wants to learn from women. She’s had to develop her own idea of feminism from the time she began puberty. During this time, she realized she was completely alone on her journey to womanhood. Recently, Violet was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety from an apparent lack of self identity and the confusion of growing up in a masculine household. Violet is walking the Camino to connect with other women and to find and identify with her inner feminine.