16 year-old, Puerto Rican, bisexual, trans woman, Kylie Perez in New York. Kylie and her mom are 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

Kylie Perez /

Hi my name is Kylie. In the summer of 2014 I began my transition. I knew it was time to really be myself. For so long I wanted to break out of my shell but wasn’t sure how to fully express myself.

Now I am FREE, FREE TO BE MYSELF. I AM HAPPY!”

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