"Being half of more complete, single entities, humans suffer inherent and deep complications. On one hand, we strive for progress, perfection, knowledge, enlightenment, salvation, isolation and self-perpetuation, even immortality. We seek to be whole beings, safe from the vagaries of the constant search for another to complete ourselves. On the other hand, we seek to join with our opposite, procreate, exclude, claim, destroy and amass. At times, we may seek only one or the other of these states, but for the most part, we feel and act upon both at all times, dividing our energies between inherently inconsistent goals."
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Androgyny
David S. Rosenthal
Adjunct Professor of Fine Art
University of Cincinnati

 

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Andreja PejićTransgender ModelBorn August 28, 1991"I guess professionally I’ve left my gender open to artistic interpretation. I don’t really have that sort of strong gender identity—I identify as what I am." Andrej Pejic, 2011"I would also like to to reach out to all young gender non-conforming youth out there: I know it’s hard, I’ve been there, but remember it’s your right to be accepted as what you identify with—-you deserve the same respect as any other human being on this planet. As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter without having to alienate their past. Most importantly differences should not equal divisions, let’s all stand together in union." - Andrej Pejic 2014

Andreja Pejić
Transgender Model
Born August 28, 1991

"I guess professionally I’ve left my gender open to artistic interpretation. I don’t really have that sort of strong gender identity—I identify as what I am." Andrej Pejic, 2011

"I would also like to to reach out to all young gender non-conforming youth out there: I know it’s hard, I’ve been there, but remember it’s your right to be accepted as what you identify with—-you deserve the same respect as any other human being on this planet. As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter without having to alienate their past. Most importantly differences should not equal divisions, let’s all stand together in union." - Andrej Pejic 2014

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Tomboy, 2011 
Writer/Director : Celine Sciamma 

"I think what happens in childhood is very striking and leaves strong impressions. You still remember the scents, the flavors, the emotions you had at that time. Nothing passes, everything remains, the shames and the pleasures. But the movie stays open on whether this is a phase or the beginning of a radical journey toward identity for the character. It was a choice from the start to make the movie very open on the problematic, so that everyone can relate. It’s a way to be political to make the film welcoming for a wide audience. I made it with several layers, so that a transsexual person can say “that was my childhood” and so that an heterosexual woman can also say it. The movie creates bond. That’s something I’m proud of." - Celine Sciamma on "Tomboy"

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