By Susan Stryker, Kike Arnal
A richly evocative choice of photos through the world over popular photographer Kike Arnal, Bordered Lives seeks to beat back opposed to the transphobic caricatures that experience perpetuated discrimination opposed to the transgender neighborhood in Mexico. regardless of a few very important advances in spotting and retaining the rights of its transgender neighborhood, together with legislating opposed to hate crimes focusing on transgender humans, discrimination nonetheless persists, and the vast majority of the violent assaults opposed to the LGBT neighborhood are opposed to transgender women.
In the hugely own profiles that make up Bordered Lives, Arnal takes us into the lives of 7 participants in and round Mexico urban. He exhibits them going approximately their day by day lives: preparing within the morning, interacting with friends and family, and devoting their lives to supporting others within the transgender community.
Deeply sincere, delicate, and humane, Bordered Lives demanding situations society's preconceived notions of sexuality, gender, and wonder not just in Mexico yet around the globe.
Bordered Lives used to be designed by way of Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios
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She graduated with an engineering degree from UNAM (Universidad Autónoma de Mexico). She left her job of many years with a communications company and began the transition process. Today, Diana works for the city government as a crime prevention lecturer. 110 111 112 113 (Opposite page) A portrait of Mario at a young age when he was named Maria Del Socorro. Photo courtesy of Mario. 114 115 116 117 Mario and Diana take the weekend off at their house in El Real de Mina in Hidalgo, the town where Mario was born sixty-one years ago.
At twenty-two, Mario had his first relationship with a woman. It was a revelation. ” he said. Diana is a fifty-year-old transgender woman. Growing up in Mexico City, where she graduated from college, she felt no attraction to the opposite sex. For many years, Diana felt she had no place in society. She suffered depression and even considered suicide. Diana could not identify the cause of her unhappiness until one day she heard about the transgender community on the radio and thought that transitioning could be her path.
For many years, Diana felt she had no place in society. She suffered depression and even considered suicide. Diana could not identify the cause of her unhappiness until one day she heard about the transgender community on the radio and thought that transitioning could be her path. Diana met Mario in 1999. A year earlier, Diana had decided to transition to female. She quit her job at a communications company and immediately began hormone replacement treatment. In 2007, she underwent sex reassignment surgery, and Mario helped her to recuperate after the operation.