EmmaRani Hodges is a neurodivergent artist who lives and works on the unceded lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples. Their practice explores intergenerational trauma, mental illness, migration and multiethnic identity. They do this through mixed media textile installations and acts of storytelling. Fluctuating between image, text and object Hodges’s work resists easy categorisation. They use ambiguous materiality to examine social boundaries, and to explore feelings of ‘otherness’. Hodges’s work utilises their feelings of otherness to create new self-knowledge, while acknowledging that the existence of the ‘other’ depends on specific political conditions that influence relationships between marginalised bodies and society.