Lucky Little Queer is a bisexual, non-binary feminist artist named KJ Forman. KJ works as a freelance illustrator at their home studio in Ottawa, Canada. They create visual art speaking to their LGBTQ experience that has a feminist and sex-positive focus. Lucky Little Queer’s goal is to create positive, affirmative pieces that can be used as a tool to connect and bond with other marginalized people in a way that celebrates lived experience and resilience.
KJ has been passionate about art since they were very young. As a survivor of child sexual abuse living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, KJ found that art has always been their coping mechanism, their means of survival, and their way of healing. Many of their early works fixate on their trauma and pain, but KJ’s work has since transformed into a continuing story of strength, hope and growth. Their current focus is on reclamation of their queer and trans identity as well as sexual expression. KJ works mainly with pen and ink and acrylic paint. They find themselves drawn to floral design, portraiture and bright colour.
KJ has a Bachelor of Social Work degree with minors in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies from Carleton University. They hope to incorporate the skills they have learned through academia to help encourage healing in others through the arts. KJ has facilitated self-care and arts workshops at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Youth Services Bureau and the Carleton University Womxn’s Centre, to name a few. They plan to continue working in this field hoping to support others in their journey towards self-love and healing.