Artist. Poet. Visionary.


Born in Tucson, AZ, Mindstateless is Tashon Phoenix (they,them,theirs), a Black Queer Non-Binary Transmasc Creative & Spoken Word Artist. They moved to Oregon from Nebraska in their Jeep, Fall of 2020 with their cat, Otto & dog, Bentley - embarking on a new journey shortly after their transition. Always an artist - painting and drawing, it was their English teach that encouraged them to write, their passion for poetry was a flame ignited when they were in 8th grade, snuffed out later at 18 by a church leader. Nearly a decade after in 2021 a match was again struck, beginning with writing words of affirmation, Tashon is creating & sharing their voice once more.