muxes: the third gender

muxes are gender-bending, male-bodied and seen as blessings by the indigenous communities around the mexican town of juachitan.  they adorn themselves with traditional women’s clothing (huipiles and enaguas) and instead of facing contempt and discrimination, muxes’ families believe they’re good luck.   while photographing this third gender, a juachitan local told photographer nicola okin frioli that “everybody should accept them for who they are…in every place they are.”

all images via nicola okin frioli


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