24 year-old, African-American, pansexual, gender non-binary, intersex, youth advocate Dom at Trinity Place Shelter in New York City. Dom is homeless. Behind the scenes photography and video and assistant: Juan Pablo Ampudia, juanpablo@cuartocreativo.com. Phone +52 1 55 8676 5741. Photography by Robin Hammond, pitures@robinhammond.co.uk. Editor: Mallory Benedict, Mallory.Benedict@natgeo.com, +1 202.791.1282. 05 April 2019

“As an intersex person being mis gendered since a young age made me confused about my own identity and how to express myself. Having to shave a beard before getting my period left me a fairly confused child. I didn’t like looking at myself because I didn’t know whom I was. I don’t fit into the traditional ideas of any gender. My existence and attitude is pretty masculine nut my soul seeks of fragility. There is no way to be a man nor a woman, much more redundant an individual. Masculinity is a spectrum, an array pf entities. And my identity is self validated. I’m beautiful but not lady, intense and resilient but not a him. I’m DOM, if you give me a pronoun use them.”

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