Yas Petit Poulet

Image of a white folded t-shirt with a queer periodic table of elements and text, “Queer Chemistry”

Image of a white folded t-shirt with a queer periodic table of elements and text, “Queer Chemistry”

Yas Petit Poulet is a Belgian-Lebanese trans artist based in Toronto. His work focuses on gender identity and mental health. His main project, Queer Chemistry is inspired by the chemical elements of the Mendeleev Periodic Table. Each of the enamel pins is a chemical element-style representation of a marginalized gender identity, sexuality, attraction. The idea behind the concept is that gender and sexuality are just as natural as chemical elements. In other words, every gender and sexuality are valid, natural, and thus deserving of pride and joy.

Image of three periodic element pins; left pin is pansexual flag, middle pin is bisexual flag, and right pin is nonbinary flag

Image of three periodic element pins; left pin is pansexual flag, middle pin is bisexual flag, and right pin is nonbinary flag

Image of three periodic element pins; left pin is gay pride flag, middle pin is intersex pride flag, right pin is dyke lesbian pride flag

Image of three periodic element pins; left pin is gay pride flag, middle pin is intersex pride flag, right pin is dyke lesbian pride flag

Image of hand holding a periodic element pin with the transgender pride flag

Image of hand holding a periodic element pin with the transgender pride flag

Image of eleven periodic element pride pins arranged in rows to resemble a diamond formation

Image of eleven periodic element pride pins arranged in rows to resemble a diamond formation