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EMANI  32 KINGSTON JAMAICA
EMANI  32 KINGSTON JAMAICA

EMANI

32 KINGSTON JAMAICA

@emanithegenderlessstylist

“My persona “Emani Mother of God” is one who embraces and incorporates style, fashion & art as a part of healing and my own self development. Her heart bleeds while she challenges the narrative of what it means to be visibly trans even in a place like Jamaica where being trans will almost always equal to being laughed at, scrutinised, brutalised and rejected for who you are. I remember running away from home because of receiving threats about what people wanted to do to me, but embracing myself was a decision I made because I needed to live my full truth. Doing that for me meant transitioning which was a difficult decision because I had no funding or job or any sort of assistance. My journey is one that includes moving from house to house, living in clubs and having to go through mentally and physically abusive relationships but my greatest joy of being a black trans queer woman today is being alive and able to do the work that I do with fashion & activism. Trans people , especially in Jamaica have a history of being silenced and deemed invisible but a part of who I am and the community of which I am a part of includes owning our places and spaces and excelling in our existence. “

FRANKIEB “ENVY” LAMBERT
ROXANA BERNARDE