It's been a little over a week yet my mind is still with this girl, and her friends in the classroom. Here she stands in her teacher's garden barely keeping it together due to her extremely shy nature. When in front of the video machine, she dances without reservation… but put her in front of a still camera and she is another girl altogether. This alone fascinates me about her, one variable among many.
Her presence is so powerful perhaps without meaning to be, for it is effortless. She defies all categories, her short hair playing with the word 'gender' like a feather in the wind… yet underscoring the word 'feminine' without question for those able to truly see her. She alone drives me to push her message along, to collect support for her school… and with two dozen just like her in that same classroom, she can rest assured that my support will never diminish.
Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2 with natural light only.