TRANS magazine is an annual independent print magazine and online platform created by (trans)gender diverse people. TRANS aims to offer our readers representation and inspiration through personal stories, conversations, opinions, and images. TRANS shows that there is no one single trans narrative. We give everyone with trans experiences the space to share their perspective.
The Healing Art of Tattoos
By integrating art therapy into the tattooing process and emphasizing on offering the most comfortable experience possible, artist Loek tries to offer a safe space for everyone with his own tattoo shop.
My eighteenth birthday turned into the start of a new life
For a long time, he had been looking forward to the day he would be of age and would no longer need permission from his parents for all sorts of affairs. He barely endured his family situation and was determined to choose his own path as soon as he could. 'They have told me on occasion that ‘transgenders’ deserve the
From Doggy Style to Doggy Styling
‘I used to be a passionate sex worker, and now I am the proud owner of a dog grooming salon in Amsterdam.’ Nayra tells about her history: from working in the streets of Madrid in the eighties to her recent career switch.
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Trans artists in the spotlight
Author Charly Ros As a transgender non-binary art student I don’t see my experiences reflected in the art history lessons nor in the language at art school. This is why I would like to learn from other trans artists how they make art, what inspires them to do so, what’s difficult for them and what brings them joy. Sometimes I feel
Cinematic representations… Which movie blew you away?
We like to see ourselves on screen. We like to see stories of people like ourselves reflected back to us, in a meaningful manner. It helps us in order to be able to identify, legitimize, empower.However, for trans folks like me, those cinematic representations have usually been rather problematic, perpetuating harmful tropes and stereotypes. Luckily, more and more movies are
Ryan (non binary trans) and David (cis) are a happy queer couple and the very young parents of a genetic own child. In an intimate correspondence they shared their thoughts and feelings during their pregnancy with each other, and with us.