I’m happy to announce that today I’ll exhibit my project S/He at Kafe-knjižara Meduza in Belgrade, Serbia (9pm UTC+01)
“S/he” seeks to reflect the lifestyle of transgender people in different parts of the world their passions, routines, fears, hobbies and lifestyle by capturing moments of their daily life.
Paulina (31) is one of the 9 million of LGBT Americans estimated¹. Some transgender individuals may identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual². We had a great time visiting some friends of her, driving to the top of Waimea Canyon, enjoying the views from there while smoking pot and listening 95.5 Surf radio station. This was the optimal environment to talk about her experience being a transgender in a low class neighborhood. The suffering and frustrations that she felt before showing up as a woman, but also the satisfaction and freedom of facing to the rest as she is.
“Fear only exists when you avoid who you are. When you face your own fears you just discover that there’s no fear.“
Kaitie (59) is a veteran. She was married and had a daughter with “his” wife, by then. They got divorced 20 years ago. Since then, she is living in the beaches of Waimea, Kauai or occupying from time to time. We had some drinks at her place while showing her crafts and sharing some of her vital experience.
¹ Surveys in the United States and across the world include questions that allow for an estimate of the size of the lesbian, gay,
Bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population.
National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, 2009
California Health Interview Survey, 2009
General Social Survey, 2008
National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2008 (Age 18-44)
National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions 2004-2005
² It is not possible to make a precise the concrete number. Survey methods can also affect the willingness of respondents to report stigmatizing identities and behaviors.
You can check it out until the 2nd of April at the Kafe-knjižara Meduza Gospodar Jevremova, Београд 11000, Serbia.