"I was a tomboy, but I was a tomboy who loved makeup. I loved sports and playing around with the guys. But I still chilled with the girls and I wanted to be accepted by the girls. Which actually ended up with me getting bullied by the girls, because me chilling with the guys didn’t sit right with them. They said I was sleeping with the guys. People couldn’t figure out who I was. Even I couldn’t figure out who I was. So I could not identify or place myself.

Now, I want to depict that it is ok not to know who you are sometimes. It’s ok to be everything at the same time and to still be you. It’s ok to be a tomboy and still like makeup. It’s ok to like a guy and still like a woman."

I was/ I am/ I will be

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This project was in collaboration with Autograph and Fast Forward: Woman in Photography. We are so grateful for their support in making this happen! Find out more about the project and how to purchase the book, Putting Ourselves in the Picture, here.

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