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Life has been tough lately. My transgender daughter is struggling with the unwanted attention that her gender can attract. It has become clear that a Transgender Woman is stereotyped as promiscuous, which she is not. The stereotyping extends to assuming that a Transgender Woman is dimwitted and superficial, which she is not. In fact she is a very innovative author and highly intelligent academic.

Recently, I have designed and created wire sculptures of butterflies and dragonflies and in the face of being predictable I am honouring my daughter with these creations as they represent her transition. The butterfly signifies transformation, grace, growth and elegance. The dragonfly represents, maturity and depth of character, which are the qualities required to transition from one sex to another.

Love always, Qershi  |  www.qershi.com

Dragonfly Butterfly