Gender is a force that shapes the way we perceive our identities. It is my belief that identity is shaped by both external forces and internal dialogues. The roles that we, the American society, place on gender shape who a person is. Through the embroidered image I ask questions of the acceptability of the medium for males in a female dominated field. The subversive nature of embroidery made by men asks questions of American gender roles that coordinate with the internal discourse that I have with my own queer gender identity. Through Morse Code I express those internalized dialogues on my experiences within the heterosexual world, and ask questions of what makes an action queer. With this I ask, what are the conversations that shape the realization of identity?