The world is full of incredible people with stories to tell. Stories that need to be told, because they often face discrimination: for being gay, for being women, for being black. This world favors whiteness, and I think that this privileged position should change for good. This patriarchy we are living in has to have an ending. I strongly believe in equality and the power of the estrogen.
|La Betty's make-up.|
For transgender people in the UK, it is easy to change legal names but to get to the Gender Clinic is a tough process as it takes two years to get a first appointment and the service is not always great. The treatment is not always great either as well as many trans people need to buy their testosterone blockers.
In Argentina this things are getting better. The problem with Argentina and Latin America in general is the high percentage of transsexual women murdered. This is a terrible problem that governments need to tackle. Catholicism massively runs Latin American society, and you know, in such countries, people tend to be narrow-minded. That is my view. I am an Atheist.
|Relaxing in Patagonia.|
Judith Butler, a writer says that all gender is performative. I think that we choose how we want to express our gender and by doing this, it is a part of a performance.
I feel I am a transgender person myself but sometimes the term ‘Trans’ implies that you are going from one place to another. What happens is what you are, you have always been there. Since you were in your mother’s womb? Perhaps my vision of what it means to be Trans is a bit more progressive than most trans women or men think about it.
|Buenos Aires Primadonna.|
Now all this love is for my family, my friends and me. One day hopefully I will be able to meet the love of my life, which I have never met before. Hopefully. So everyone can apply. Tall, a bit geek and funny guys.
I also plan to go back to my country and hopefully work in the film industry. I spent there almost 4 months last year and I felt in love with Buenos Aires again. The other day a friend told me that Argentina needs people like me, so yes, he is the perpetrator of this coming back. He should find me a job. :)
All the photos: Courtesy of Victoria Cordoba Lima.