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Hi I’m Francesca, a photographer based in Den Haag.

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“I formed a relationship with beauty before I ever formed a relationship to gender per se and I realized that what kept me from transitioning for a very long time was not fitting within the idea of what beauty was, which is gender conforming. ⁣⁣
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When I came to the conclusion I wanted to medically transition for real to heal from the physical drain that my curvature and being taken for a woman all the time, a lot of people tried to put me back in-to a box of gender-comformity of maleness, where I was also uncomfortable for a long amount of time. ⁣⁣
I think that there's a lot of humanness and the presence of both yin and yang denied to trans people as we are either expected to stay the same or completely want to be a hundred percent the other.⁣⁣
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This binary thinking is not good for cis people and it adds a surreal layer of pressure onto trans people. ⁣⁣
Transgender burn-out is so real of an issue that nobody really talks about: the act of having to keep up a hyperconforming narrative as to make sure everyone knows 'you're happy now', while denying yourself complexities and a life that has nothing to do with gender, denying yourself nuances and sadness or even regrets, things you don't like about transitioning.⁣⁣
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I still have a lot of anxiety around the acne on my face caused by testosterone and of course it's been worth it, I feel more comfortable in my skin then ever, but the fact my skin is screaming that it's full of infections everytime I look in the mirror is so stressful. I also get a lot of stress whenever expect me to do or like certain 'male' things.⁣⁣
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I think a lot of people could really gain from hearing that trans people know what it's like to be both but how you can build up a human being to be anything, because we know what it's like to be perceived as both, even when we're not comfortable with being both.⁣⁣
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That's how I feel about my transness.”⁣ ⁣
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This is Vince.⁣⁣
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Gender diversity is about many ways to identify outside of traditional male - female binary. ⁣⁣
My photo project aims to make people aware and respectful of those who are gender diverse and the choices they make about their life.
  • Den Haag on film💛🎞
  • Tobias @octopus.s.garden
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“When I started transitioning, I thought I was open minded but unconsiously, my mindset was binary. As I'm a feminine person, I kept doubting myself and my gender as if I had to choose between parts of myself. ⁣
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I've been learning to embrace my own experience of who I am.⁣
⁣Now I realize society is weird, there's nothing wrong with me. It's a relief for me, but it's really fucked up that sexism, homophobia, transphobia etc are all caused by the gender binary.” ⁣
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This is Tobias.⁣
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Gender diversity is about many ways to identify outside of traditional male - female binary. ⁣
My photo project aims to make people aware and respectful of those who are gender diverse and the choices they make about their life.
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“Before I started testosterone and when I started testosterone I was in a lot of doubt about top surgery. ⁣
I was like 'I am not a trans man but people see me as that, and a lot of trans men undergo top surgery' and I was like 'wait, if gender dysphoria exists, gender euphoria also exists'.⁣
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I started thinking a lot about my boobs (I always have) and then I came to the conclusion 'my body is perfect as it is, and my boobs are beautiful' and I already wanted to have nipple piercings for a long long time. I was like 'no, I can be masculine and have boobs' and when I decided that, a wave of pure bliss hit me I was like 'I am not gonna undergo top surgery if I think my boobs are beautiful' so then I got nipple piercings 3 days after I came back from my holiday to Italy. ⁣
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Now I have a beautiful baddy queer chest with nipple hairs, nipple piercings and boobies and I love it so much. I felt like I can take on the world and still feel like that when I look at them.”⁣
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This is Juul.⁣
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Gender diversity is about many ways to identify outside of traditional male - female binary. ⁣
My photo project aims to make people aware and respectful of those who are gender diverse and the choices they make about their life.
  • The emotions I’ve experienced today doing the climate strike march left me speachless💚💚💚
There is no planet B!
#fridaysforfuture #wijstakenmee #climatestrike #klimaatstaking
  • Thanks to the @todaysart I had the chance to see this incredible installation developed by @_pablovalbuena_ .
He explores the relationship between a form and the temporal context of its movement. 
The impression I had is that you can actually feel the dissolution of boundaries between real and perceived.
  • In molti ed inenarrati luoghi noi proviamo una gioia - inenarrata anch’essa però vera come la natura o l’essenza divina [In many and reportless places We feel a Joy - Reportless, also, but sincere as Nature Or Deity]
Viene, senza smarrirti - se ne va - ugualmente - ma lascia una sontuosa povertà - senza nome [It comes, without a consternation - Dissolves - the same - But leaves a sumptuous Destitution - Without a Name]
Profanarlo cercandola - non possiamo non ha casa - e noi nemmeno una volta che l’abbiamo inspirata - e da allora vaghiamo.
[Profane it by a search - we cannot It has no home - 
Nor we who having once inhaled it - Thereafter roam]. 📚Emily Dickinson

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