Miley Cyrus præsenterer #InstaPride

...et portræt der hylder og deler historier fra transseksuelle

Miley Cyrus etablerede tidligere på året The Happy Hippie Foundation – en kampagne der ønskede at bekæmpe uretfærdighed overfor unge hjemløse, LGBTQ og andre udsatte befolkningsgrupper. Vores pige Miley har nu atter teamet op med Instagram og har skabt hashtagget #InstaPride, hvor unge transseksuelle kan dele deres historier.

‘I’m launching #InstaPride today, in partnership with @Instagram, to share stories of transgender and gender expansive people from around the country. Over the next 2 weeks, you’ll meet them and the people in their lives who support them, as we highlight their stories of resilience’, skrev Miley på Instagram.

Miley har inviteret forskellige mennesker rundt om i verden til at deltage i projektet og har selv fungeret som fotograf.

Den første historie afsløret på #InstaPride hashtagget er Leo Shengs. Shengs er en transseksuel mand, som det seneste halvandet år har forvandlet sig fra mand til kvinde.

‘For the past year and a half, my Instagram photos have been about my transition-filled life – graduating high school, starting college, making new connections,’ skrev Sheng, som er 19 år gammel og bosat i Michigan. ‘But the most obvious theme has been my transition from female to male. For me, a picture really does say a thousand words.’

‘I spent so much of my life uncomfortable with who I was and afraid to move because I didn’t want to stand out any more than I already did,’ fortalte Sheng på Mileys Instagram. ‘This last year as I’ve been transitioning, there’ve been a lot of moments when I truly felt free to be myself: the moment I woke up from top surgery, the day the bandages came off, my first shot of testosterone. Sometimes, I’ll be out in public with my family or just hanging around with friends, and I remember that I’m no longer having to hide anything about who I am. I’m not afraid to move anymore and I know who I am. Everything about me right now is exactly as it should be.’

Der er ikke andet at sige end: You go Sheng!

Torsdag, 18. Juni 2015