Locker Room

Submitted by Ian, the model and photographer.

“I’m changing in the locker room. This is what all of the other girls saw when I walked in… I heard one of them whisper “why is there a boy in here?” I thought I would document this triumph. Female bodied – boi’s heart – but which locker room?”

Posted by on October 9th, 2010 at 10:00 am

Category: faces 15 comments »

15 Responses to “Locker Room”

  1. Anonymous

    Love this picture!


  2. Tigs

    That’s an awesome moment, isn’t it? :D


  3. J.D.

    its those little victories that make it all worth while


  4. Jessica

    Simple pleasure of being recognized for who and what you are — a victory — a challenge for the future.


  5. Alex

    You are totally beautiful and handsome all at the same time


  6. Matthew

    I’ve had this happen to me too, i don’t know whether i should be excited that they see me as a guy or upset because they think im a creeper in the girls locker room.


  7. Lo

    This had happened to me too, it makes me happy, but then . . . am I making someone feel unsafe? You know? But I guess it’s their fault if they can’t see past a haircut and clothes.


  8. Samson

    I know that feeling–“YES! THIS IS TOTALLY ME! …now which _______ do I use?”


  9. ali

    Ur beautiful, i think u ave js inspired me dat bit more t becum who i truly want t be. Amazin


  10. Anonymous

    I SOOOO know the feeling. One hand it makes me so flippin happy, but then there is the uncomfortable stares from some of the older members. Oh well, I don’t complain about them running around naked…


  11. a practical person

    And now they probably think, wtf is he doing taking pics in here?

    I’m a really butch female. I do not want my going to the bathroom/locker room/changing room to be a political statement, a debate over identity, a safety risk, a reason for ridicule, a reason for praise, or anything else. I just want to use the fuckin bathroom. I am not interested in your thoughts/feelings/views/reaction. I’m here for functional reasons. Get the fuck out of my way!


    Jessica replied:

    From Inherit the Wind:

    “I know what you’re going through… and it’s the loneliest feeling in the world.

    But all you have to do is knock on any door and say, “If you let me in, I’ll live the way you want me to live, and I’ll think the way you want me to think,” and all the blinds’ll go up and all the windows will open, and you’ll never be lonely, ever again.”

    We are different. We celebrate difference. We understand that diversity is better than conformity. We encourage dissent and critical examination.

    They do not. There are more of them than us. There always have been. There always will be.

    You have my respect and a hug whenever you need one. Other than that, your life is your own road, not mine, and there is really very little I can do or be in your life that will fix things that are broken with this world.

    We should each take each others’ hands and march resolutely to a better tomorrow.


    a practical person replied:

    We should demolish the bathroom with a wrecking ball and shit in a field. It would be better.


  12. Leonada

    Wow. You are gorgeous. And sexy. Just wow.


  13. Anne

    Locker rooms are a pain. It’s one thing to be viewed as a gay woman there, and its one thing to be viewed as a straight man. Neither seem very comfortable.


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