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Noah Lima

As a trans male artist who enjoys expressing themselves back and forth through the feminine and masculine scale, before I had grown to hate feminine things as people told me that to pass as who you say you are, you must fit in this strict category. Realistically though, not every trans person will be the same; not everyone can get surgery or be on hormones, what a person feels inside should be enough for them to pass. No matter how you appear, if you feel like being more feminine or masculine at times, you are still who you are and are equal to everyone else. In the series, the flowers represent femininity, but the flowers I have chosen are considered masculine. The purple ladybugs with hints of blue and pink spots represent masculinity. Each image shows it should be normal to be a feminine trans man and masculine trans woman, and no matter what transition stage someone is at, they are equal.

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