PERSI

“I have struggled most of my life to find my voice, my identity, my power.  I grew up being told who I was supposed to be, and the older I got, the more I realized I could not be myself.  I shrunk myself to fit other people's ideas and expectations of me.  I felt powerless. 

Now I know I am a fat, queer, non-binary trans person. Words that were once used to hurt me I say with pride.  I know who I am. I know my beauty.  My intelligence.  My sensuality.  Wearing this harness is me claiming and celebrating my queerness.  My transness.  My fatness.  My power.  And now, you will submit to me.”

NICKEL SILVER HARNESS AND CREATIVE DIRECTION BY JENNIFER LAU

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH ARTICE

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