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ON BEING TRANS IN A BRAZILIAN FAVELA

Posted by Anne van Lingen on

In a special video series amplifying the voices of LGBTQIA+ creators, British Vogue is running six films made by individuals and groups from across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. 

In the first instalment of the series, Florian Joahn spotlights Brazil’s travesti, giving voice to a creative community in Brasilândia, a favela in São Paolo that is one of the most dangerous places to exist as a trans person today. The video captures the pride, vulnerability and power of Brazil’s transgender community, against the backdrop of a country that can be beautiful and brutal in equal measure.

The film is complemented by a photo series by JeanPaul Paula and an email exchange between British Vogue and Iara and Fabiola, who both appear in the film, and who live in the Brasilândia favela. 

Read the article here and watch the video below.