The drag kings scene in New York, led by Lee Valone Velour and others, shows that gender is performance.
Each of us has one body to travel through this world in and, unfortunately, many of us have not been taught to love these bodies. Catherine Hernandez feels that we can learn to love our bodies just as they are and that 2017 is a great time to start.
The following story was included in We Are the Youth, a collection of profiles and photographs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender youth across the United States.
We Are the Youth is an ongoing photojournalism project (and a beautiful book) that documents the as-told-by experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender and questioning youth across the country.