I got confirmation recently in Vogue that I am fashionable. Apparently “androgyny” is in and the number of fucks I give on what section of the department store my clothes come from are nonexistent. Clothes don't have a gender. Wear what looks good on you or what makes you feel good.
I'm about to be hella fashionable. I gots a 75 cent raise at work and now it will be Gucci! Prada! Alexander and McQueen! It will be couture only.
Andreja Pejic is a stunning transgender model. She was known for her androgynous look and would model both men and women's clothes. She was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which is in Europe. She didn't grow up there as there was the Bosnian war and instead she grew up in Australia. The article says that she has this “unplaceable accent”. I can imagine.
She recently underwent gender confirmation surgery. From what I was able to gather from the article Andreja had a relatively supportive family. She used puberty suppressing hormones as a child with the blessing of her mother. It's not easy to be trans.
Someone said to me that they thought transgenders were “freaks” until they watched the Bruce Jenner interview on ABC. That's why representation is so important. Not only do transgendered individuals need to see people like them, but cisgender people need to be exposed to it as well. It needs to be normalized. There is nothing abnormal about being transgender.
Transgender is going to be the social rights issue of this decade and coming decades. I love that Andreja Pejic was put in Vogue. She's a beautiful woman and twenty years ago she would not have made it. As a society we're making slow progress in the right direction.