Having documented transgender communities for more than 30 years, photographer Mariette Pathy Allen is accustomed to working with those facing stigma and abuse. But the subjects of her latest book represented an altogether different experience.
For this edition of This Is America, two nonbinary people opened up about their journeys in relationships and finding their identities, a narrative that is largely unfamiliar and under-researched in a country that continues to diversify with time.
Being able to safely affirm one’s gender identity and sexual orientation is crucial to mental and physical well-being. Yet many LGBTQIA+ people face enormous challenges in owning their true identities.