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Grey Barona: an amalgamation of gender identities

Aug. 11, 2017
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For as long as I can remember I knew I was different. I never seemed to fit in. I was raised with Strict religious morals and have always been told how to dress and how to act. I was told to be tough, strong, and masculine but I never felt that way. I was fighting to hide my true self because of fear. I feared that my family and friends would never accept me for who I truly am. I’ve struggled with my identity, I’ve struggled with bullying, and I’ve struggled with self-acceptance and self-love.  I've always tried to express myself differently and how I want to no matter what others think. I'm almost 19 and not until very recently I have finally accepted the feminine side of myself, and I'm very happy with it.   

These images are an expression of the amalgamation of masculine and feminine gender identities that we all have the ability to express. Instead of feeling weird about being different I've come to embrace it and love myself. I hope that one day everyone can feel the same freedom I have come to embrace.