Joining a dating app has become almost a right of passage when reaching adulthood, but most dating apps do not seem to cater to a non-cis audience. Eden Osasion investigates the influence of dating apps and talks to Skylar Haven, bodycoach for the queer and trans community.
Sensitive parts of myself that I had locked away, finally felt welcome to come out and be held and admired. Both verbally and non verbally. I didn’t have to explain much, which felt like a breath of fresh air. This is what I experienced as a non binary trans masc person while dating another trans person.
At age 22 Brasilian Aleisha started transitioning. A year later she was working in prostitution in Rio de Janeiro, not able to find another job. When she left Brasil to start a new life in Europe, sexwork again seemed the only option.