"My dream is to be a teacher, but in my country, they have a rule to say that LGBT+ people cannot be teachers. I want everyone to be treated the same, as equals. I want everyone to have the same opportunities to get a job. Before this happens we have to be strong and to know about ourselves. Maybe that way we can still be happy before we reach the final stages of equality. It is very hard to know about yourself. I am a trans woman. The government in my country does not allow us which made my life really hard, and made it hard for me to feel strong. In the future, I just want to be a person with human rights, I want to be legal, I want the fighting to stop. If the government can change and all the LGBT+ people can live the same as straight people, then I will be happy."

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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