A Transcending Transformation

Submitted by Chrissy, the model and photographer.

“For Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012, I made 265 butterflies to represent each of the transgender individuals that were killed that year. The colors were drawn from the Transgender flag, including black for mourning. After TDOR, I didn’t know what to do with all the butterflies. Being inspired from photography by Kirsty Michell, I decided to do my own little photo shoot. I plan on continuing this project with these butterflies and take more pictures.”

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Posted by on February 14th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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5 Responses to “A Transcending Transformation”

  1. Shane

    Lovely. :)


  2. Dutch Dork

    Though the number of butterflies is saddening, that’s a beautiful idea.


  3. Anonymous

    Please, please, please continue this. What you are doing gives a beautifully transcendent voice to the victims.


  4. Okra

    That’s so hauntingly beautiful, I really love it


  5. Your Questioning Ally

    I saw the photo and I thought it was beautiful and wonderfully executed. When I read the description, my heart started to ache. This is a great idea no matter how saddening it is. Most of the time, it’s the stuff that really touches us (like this) that makes us get up and do something about it. I hope you don’t mind, but I will be sharing this photo on my facebook page because I think more people need to be aware of this fact. Thank you for being you and doing this. And please, keep doing other wonderfully artistic things like this. <3


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