Submitted by Alexandra, the model and photographer
“This is the first photo that I took after shaving my head. People need to do what makes them happy in life; and this made me more than happy. They also need to realize that beauty is not just skin deep; and this is part of my journey.”
I identify as… I’m a transgendered m-f! Have been living full-time as a female for 5 years, and I have been on HRT for 5 years also! I’m not sure if I want the SRS yet, because I love everything about my body now! I always knew I wanted to be a girl from the time I was 6 years old!
I’m attracted to… other TS girls who live full as female, and who are dom in nature! I’m sub, and any person who wants me as a slave or sub must be very fem appearing!
When people talk about me, I want them to… accept me as the person I am!! Don’t call me queer or faggot, I know what and who I am. I’m very proud of it! I have worked hard to become me!
I want people to understand… I enjoy living as a girl full-time, and I hope they can accept that fact!
I’m a 21-year-old transsexual who lives full-time as a girl! Am on HRT but not sure about the SRS yet. I’m sub in nature and love being the girl i am!
This project is posted on Blacklooks.org, where it is described as: “Portraits and narratives of ten transgendered Africans from seven countries in East and Southern Africa by Gabrielle Le Roux in partnership with IGLHRC exhibited for the first time by Amnesty International – Amsterdam.”
You can call me… Sierra, Chibi, Rain, Damian. Depends on what I’m wearing that day.
I identify as… Genderless Chibi is genderless.
As far as third-person pronouns go, … I’m used to “she,” but anything else makes me happy. :3
I’m attracted to… androgyny, anyone who can have a good cuddle. I love affection. :D Not too picky, but I’ve shown a pattern of people with a similar skin tone, whether it be olive-toned Caucasian, Asian, light-skinned black (like me!!), Middle Eastern, Hispanic/Latin, et cetera. Someone who’s just obsessed with their hair and makeup as I am, so we can share products XD
When people talk about me, I want them to… see me as a person, and not just a gender or color.
I want people to understand… we all bleed red. We’re all stuck on this planet, so why not make the best of it?
About Sierra, Chibi, Rain, Damian. Depends on what im wearing that day.
16 years young. I plan on graduating early and getting a degree in Graphic Design/Art with a minor in something cool, like philosophy or herbology…yeah. I love flowers.
Not much else to say :D
Submitted by Derek Pazolt, the model and photographer
“I am hanging at the beach, and every few people say hello. Usually they alternate pronouns and I say hello to both. Occassionally two people will be within earshot of one another, and they look confused. That makes me smile.”
I identify as… a male who loves breaking gender rules. I am a guy, so I go by male pronouns. But I’d rather be called “beautiful” than “handsome,” just sounds better.
As far as third-person pronouns go, … him,:)
I’m attracted to… If you haven’t guessed, I’m gay. I’m attracted to all types of men. You don’t have to be 6 feet tall and manly, just be yourself and carry yourself greatly. Also I am attracted to pretty boys, doesn’t matter what race :).
When people talk about me, I want them to… say, “He is so real and down to earth.” :)
I want people to understand… Forget what everyone else tells you, do what makes you happy, and put yourself first. Always.
I am 18. Hispanic. From Puerto Rico. I love to meet new people. I wish to travel in the future. I live in Cleveland, Ohio. I’m an aspiring make up artist and cosmetologist, currently in school for it :).