JAN (26)

Up until high school, I didn’t really think about it. It was the first time I got confronted with the fact that I didn’t fit the requirements of what a man was supposed to be. I made lots of friends who were girls, but that didn’t feel right either. I was still born as a man. That situation forced me to think about gender, while I didn’t feel the need to do so myself. I just wanted to dress how I wanted to dress, but that wasn’t possible at all in the area where I was living at that time. In school I missed education on this topic. The knowledge that there’s more than just man or woman. I’m thrilled to see the whole spectrum, all those nuances, represented in the media now.