27 days ago
“When I moved out here and started going to clubs, I'd typically put on my clothes at home and then put something really baggy like sweatpants over the clothes. I would put my dress on, put my stockings on, and then put like these baggy sweatpants over them, and then the jacket over it. And then of course I would only go when it was pitch dark and I saw nobody out. When I got to my destination, I'd take off the baggy clothes and slip on my shoes in the alley or the bathroom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“A lot of my family is just really screwed up...been in jail, violent history, , drugs, alcohol, that sort of thing. I always felt like the kid who did good. I was always a really smart kid. When I was in high school I was really antisocial, not into hurting people, I just wanted to be by myself. And people really rooted for me. I know that. And, I always felt, I always was a good kid, and it’s like...I realize now there’s nothing wrong with crossdressing per se, but I don’t know, part of me still feels like, I gotta be the good kid. I gotta be the one not causing trouble. I’m a good, honest, decent guy...and just because sometimes I wear women’s clothing or I even feel like a woman, that doesn’t change.” - Amy, 43 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Based on interviews, these portraits locate middle aged and senior transgender women in the places that they hid their female identities for decades. Thank you to @topicstories for supporting this work.