“We Are Princesses In A Land Of Machos”

Photographer Nicola Ókin Frioli spent months traveling across Mexico documenting the Muxes, individuals who identify as neither men nor women but instead embody a third category of mixed gender. A society which brings to mind the more well-known hijra, they form a unique culture in a country where there is normally a powerful divide between men and women, and where transgressors in either direction are subjected to frightful discrimination and abuse.

The Muxes therefore formed their society in Juchitan and on the surrounding Tehuantepec Isthmus, and have become to some extent respected and valued members of society.

There is a short interview with the photographer, and a slideshow of 16 photos available at the link below.

Nicola Ókin Frioli Documents Muxes In ‘We Are Princesses In A Land Of Machos’ (PHOTOS).

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