By Zinga van der Veen Non-binary: not identifying with the man/woman dichotomy. That’s the best way for me to define my gender experience. In a society that’s structured in a binary way, it’s a considerable journey for people like me to find your place. How do you find acknowledgement and recognitions within and outside of the transgender community? Documentaries like Genderbende, Beste
'When you think of your gender, your culture, and your religion, where do you draw the line between ’knowing’ your identity and constructing it? I often struggle with the thought that my Jewishness and gender non-conformity cannot exist all at once.'
A photo series about safe spaces. Photographer Jip: 'To transgender people, the outside world can feel like a jungle full of uncertainties. Sometimes I experience this strongly. As if I don’t really belong. Fortunately, I know where I can find security and be myself.'
I’ve never felt entirely at peace with myself or amongst the people around me. For years I didn’t know why, but now I do: they didn’t understand me and didn’t see me for who I was. I didn’t even know who I was myself. I was always attracted to all sorts of people. I found a part of the answer in
Transgender and religion — Transgender people regularly experience negative reactions from people with a religious background. Or they are struggling with their transition, because of their own religious convictions. I personally experienced both during my transition from woman to man. The question of whether or not a transition was allowed in God’s eyes has kept me from my transition for