Blond Jenny Origin

In 2006 I adopted the alias Blond Jenny (no “e”). It came from a cartoon character I watched as a child. The character’s name was Blonde Jenny (with an “e”) but when I decide on my name, I wanted it to have a different meaning.

In French blond and blonde correspond to masculine and feminine forms. This distinction is not consistently made in English. My Blond Jenny mask has one form but it can be worn by a woman or man. When I use my mask with long hair and a dress, people perceive me as a woman doll. If I wore a man’s outfit and short hair, people would see a man.

I wanted to use my mask and my artistic experience to remove the limits of gender and increase my freedom of expression so I made my name blond (no “e”).