transman writer & visual artist,
co-author of the autobiographical, The Last Time I Wore a Dress (as Daphne Scholinski)
astrology chart, profile, links
Leo Ascendant, Scorpio Sun, Gemini Moon, Mars Rising
Sy Scholfield [copyright] quotes data from birth certificate
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS:
MARS, VENUS, JUPITER (all conjunct IC), MERCURY (on Base), NEPTUNE (on South Node).
PATTERNS: TRIPLE CANCER CONJUNCTION (Mars, Venus, Jupiter), GRAND WATER TRINE
(Triple conjunction, Neptune/South Node, Chiron), KITE (Grand Water Trine plus North Node). UN(DER)ASPECTED: SUN in LEO.
SHAPE: LOCOMOTIVE (Chiron Leads).
CHINESE SIGN: FIRE HORSE. NUMEROLOGY: "8" Life Path.
Currently based in Washington DC, transman Dylan Scholinski, is an award-winning author, distinguished visual & performance artist, and public speaker.
Born Daphne, as a young girl Scholinski grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, playing first base in Little League & with a preference for drawing rather than playing with dolls. From age fifteen, Scholinski was institutionalized (read: locked up in a mental hospital) for three years as a teenager with a diagnosed "gender identity disorder" for not showing appropriately "female" behaviour. She spent the rest of her high school years "undergoing extreme femininity training." At eighteen, her medical insurance ran out and she was discharged. Daphne Scholinski co-authored the book, The Last Time I Wore a Dress, with Jane Meredith Adams, published in 1997. The book describes Scholinski's experiences of being in the mental institution.
Dylan Scholinski has appeared on 20/20, Dateline and Today to discuss his experiences and has been featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines. Scholinski's work appeared in the National Queer Arts Festival (USA) in 2001. His written and artistic work not only portrays the anguish of his hospital years but also his ultimate triumph.
Davis, Giancarlo. "Review of Scholinski's SENT(a)MENTAL artwork" Metropolitan May 1997.
Fenton, Jamie Faye. "Review of The Last Time I wore a Dress" Jamie Faye Fenton.
Green, Laura. "Review of The Last Time I wore a Dress" Salon 13 October 1997.
Scholinski, Daphne, with Jane Meredith Adams. The Last Time I Wore a Dress
Riverhead Books/Penguin Putnam: New York, 1997.