A Princess on a White Horse – New York Times

The New York Times Magazine published online the photos from Dutch cross gender children!

http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/sarah-wongs-portraits-of-dutch-transgendered-children

 

This new photo: A Princess on a White Horse was made last June.

The mother of the princess wrote a beautiful poem:

This is my child
 The fact that he feels like a she
 Doesn't change a thing about my child
 But it changes my perspective about male/female
 This is my daughter, she is actually a he
 We don't think it matters because she's the child I gave birth to
 And whom I will love till death and beyond
 It doesn't change her personality

Transgender Angels II

This Sunday we had a reunion! Two years ago we made a photo for the book INSIDE OUT/ portraits from cross-gender children, in a butterfly garden with seven young kids. These young Dutch gender pioneers are between 7-13 years. Now we made Butterfly Tableau part II. The Dutch children and their parents looked very much forward to make this photo because we all know it’s so important to tell families all around the world the positive story about gender identities. International media tells mostly about suffering and struggle because journalism is about being critical.

As an artist, I think every story you tell with your photos has to give benefit to this world. It’s all about compassion and your cooperation with the people in your stories. Whats their story, and what do they want to tell the world? One of the parents wrote this beautiful poem straight from the heart:

This is my child
The fact that he feels like a she
Doesn’t change a thing about my child
But it changes my perspective about male/female
This is my daughter, she is actually a he
We don’t think it matters because she’s the child I gave birth to
And whom I will love till death and beyond
It doesn’t change her personality