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Rain Dove: Το μοντέλο «χωρίς φύλο» που κατέκτησε το χώρο της μόδας (photos)

Ποζάρει σε φωτογραφήσεις τόσο ως γυναίκα, όσο και ως άντρας!

Όχι, η Rain Dove δεν είναι transgender. Είναι απλά μια γυναίκα με έντονα αντρικά χαρακτηριστικά.

Η καριέρα της στο χώρο του μόντελινγκ ξεκίνησε όταν έχασε ένα στοίχημα για έναν ποδοσφαιρικό αγώνα. Το «τίμημα» για τον χαμένο ήταν να πάει σε ένα κάστινγκ.

Τρεις μήνες αργότερα, έκλεισε την πρώτη της δουλειά με τον οίκο Calvin Klein. Στην Εβδομάδα Μόδας της Νέας Υόρκης εμφανίστηκε στην πασαρέλα και ως άντρας και ως γυναίκα, ενώ πρόσφατα έγινε και ένα από τα πρόσωπα σε καμπάνια της εταιρείας Dove, η οποία είναι γνωστή για την τάση της να προωθεί τη διαφορετικότητα.

Η Rain Dove δηλώνει άφυλη. «Δεν είμαι ούτε αγόρι, ούτε κορίτσι» λέει. «Το σώμα μου έχει συγκεκριμένους μηχανισμούς και σημεία που μπορεί να γίνουν στόχος αντικειμενικοποίησης, αλλά για μένα είναι απλώς το μέσο για να επικοινωνώ με τους ανθρώπους γύρω μου. Δεν καθορίζει την προσωπικότητα μου», έχει δηλώσει σε παλαιότερη της συνέντευξη το ανδρόγυνο μοντέλο.

H ίδια έχει μιλήσει ανοιχτά για τις σεξουαλικές της προτιμήσεις και έχει δημοσιοποιήσει τη σχέση της με το κορίτσι της, Sierra Jiminez η οποία είναι δημοσιογράφος.

Στόχος της είναι να χρησιμοποιήσει την διαφορετικότητα της για να καταρρίψει τα στερεότυπα και «δικτατορία» των δύο φύλων.

Δείτε τις φωτογραφίες της:

No teams. #frolic #loveandbasketball #gender #whichteam #frolicfrolicfrolic #tomboy #tomgirl #humans #morning

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MENS vs WOMENS Olympic #GYMNASTICS ATTIRE. Granted we are short about 5000 Swarovski crystals on the "WOMENS" outfit and I forgot to SMILE- so so important. 🙄😁 fabric creep will happen unless you wear protection- otherwise pretty breezy. 😳 Makeup and legs bare to the crotch. The "MENS" outfit for most events comfortably has semi loose long pants and a fitted muscle shirt. The pants weren't as easy as bare legs to flip in though- slight camel toe aside. One claimed reason that "MENS" and "WOMENS" outfits are so different is because they perform different types of gymnastics- and the current designs are best for the types of gymnastics they do. Another claimed reason is that "men" WOULD wear less to be more mobile but apparently we the world aren't ready for THAT kind of curve hugging action. I'd be into watching it though- just sayin. It's hard to pinpoint the exact reason- but several athletic experts have said that part of especially "WOMENS" gymnastics is pageantry- and outfits may not always be optimally designed for sport comfort in order to create things the judges will enjoy. I look at both outfits and wonder…. are we hindering people's full physical potential by not dressing them to achieve that? Or is this the highest standard? 👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠 Photo 3/5 addressing the #Olympic athletic outfits "MENS" vs "WOMENS". Practical? Sexist? Just good marketing? Preferred choice? The answers may surprise you! Stay tuned for the final two and feel free to share your voice below. This is meant to create a dialogue so we can improve upon the incredible progress we have already made in the world. 📸 @markwijs #allflippedout #lovewins #buttbutt #sports #gender #generreveal #genderfluid #lgbt #qpia #hetero #ladies #gentleman #danggenitalsarecomplicatingeverything

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"MENS" vs "WOMENS" Running #Olympic Attire. 🎤LAST IMAGE IN SERIES🎤🎤 While the "women" typically wear "more revealing" garments when it comes to track- I actually felt that their outfit was far more advantageous than the "mens" when it comes to moving. I asked why men don't compete shirtless or with shorter undergarments that hugged their curves like the "women" shorts do. I was told that many times "men" are required to wear a shirt to be able to better identify them. And that the shorts were a matter of comfort because many "male" athletes are anxious about their genitals potentially popping out. I found this somewhat humorous as many people have told me that they fear the same thing about some of the "WOMENS" outfits. Also interestingly many "women" runners often have a full face of makeup while running, and this year some had neat gold tattoos. The reason being that they knew cameras and sponsors were watching them up close on TV. Men didn't even have foundation on- and didn't worry about the same type of thing. The The real issue that "women" have in this sport, since it IS so revealing- is that people often doubt a talented runners true "sex" if that person has "too much muscle tone", "too much body hair", or are "too fast". In fact, several "women" runners with too high of "testosterone" have been forced in their countries to do hormone therapy and even get partial clitoral removal because their hormones are seen as not feminine and too advantageous. This is my final 5/5 photos of the Olympic athletic attire comparisons between "men" and "women". For the other 4 view the past four posts on this profile. Practical? Designed for the sport and body? Or just sexploitation? What I found out surprised me. And maybe it will you too. Not every revealing outfit is sexist. And yet sexism via design has not fully left sports. Every day through honesty and open communication we get closer to a work that sees simply sport. Not sex. 📸 @markwijs #meepmeep #TRACKtheprogress #testoroneisntjustforpenises #mengetoppressedtoo #lovewins #lgbt #qpia #genderfluid #genderreveal #tomboy #himonidothisnow

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Same person, same outfit cost and color, same day- different perceived worth. I took to the streets of LA/Seattle and asked people "How much money do you think I have in my bank account right now?" While wearing each outfit. The answers were drastically different. In the collared shirt and pants most people thought I had $10-20,000 in my account. But in the dress they said $1-5000. ———————————- When I asked why people thought I only had $1-5,000 in my account while in a dress the two most common responses were "Well, you're trans right? So don't statistics say that trans people are typically poorer?" Or "As a girl you're not ugly but with your short hair and face you definitely look alternative. I just kinda thought maybe it isn't easy for someone who looks like you to get a job? Like customer service wise?" ———————————– So to be seen as worth more I'll wear the look on the left. And work hard to lift up the people who wear the look on the right so maybe the perceptions change. ———————————– #EducateDontHate #MilkMilkLemonade #animalkingdom #gendercapitalism #lgbtq #piadkh #genderreveal #wearenotgender #wearesomethingmorecomplexandnonhomogenous #frolicfrolic 📸@isobellovespink 👗👔@outofthecloset thrift store (donated back at the end of the project)

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Same person but when I am perceived as "male" and am purchasing "skin care" products often I get an odd look, asked if the product is for my GF, or at times in the past I even get laughed at by interested dating prospects. However if I am perceived as "female" salespeople literally will try to shove these products into my hands. Insisting that as a "woman" I need to prevent against the signs of aging. In the fashion world especially I am constantly told to maintain a skin routine because aging = career death. (To be fair I don't use skin care products- and often AM purchasing them for someone else haha) ————————————- I am so torn on this one as a "Gender Capitalist". It seems either way I'm perceived I lose. On one hand "Women" are told that the natural process of their body changing is ugly and bad. They are charged a ton of money to fight against this via beauty creams and cosmetics. It's very expensive to be a "female". But yet as a "man"- while I'm told that aging is sexy and I get to have the self confidence- I am ridiculed for nurturing myself. I let my body degrade, skin tear and sag, literally because I am told that to take care of it is for sissies. One sex perception leads to ability to self nurture through diet/routine/intake which can allow for potential better longevity and vitality (cosmetics and creams aside ahem). The other leads to confidence and thousands of dollars in savings. What do you think? #purpletale #5StepsFacial #FACEthetruth #lovetheskinyourein #CaughtInTheMiddle #gendercapitalism #genderfluid #genderdoesntrulyexist #lgbt #qpiadkh #facialwithpurpletale (this shoot was funded by @hellopurpletale. $ is donated to LGBTQ Metropolitan Youth Shelter. Because that's how we do it!) shot by AJ Mattioli from @wordsthefilm

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There are things people often think I am that ARE "commonly most advantageous" & usually safest (in my personal experience). Here is the list in order! (also race is added in there because it factors into the perception of the "gender" big time) . 1) Hetero Cis White Male- 2) Gay Cis White Male- 3) Cis White Lesbian/Bisexual- 4) Any Sexuality White Trans Male- 5) Hetero Cis White Female- 6) Any Sexuality White Trans Female. WHY?! Find out as I literally strip down in @stylelikeu most recent video- and share a bit of my story. If you're interested the link is in my bio. Id love to hear your story too so feel free to always DM! #IAmWhatsUnderneath #lovetheskinyourein #thenakedtruth #lgbtqpiadkh #lgbtq #genderfluid #pffffftgenderisbasicallymakebelieve

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When walking home in a dress at night, I leave my headphones around my neck so that I can be aware of all the things around me because I often will experience catcalling, physically violent transphobic attacks or appear more vulnerable for predators. I wait until the train/bus to sit back to my favorite tunes. But when walking in (as labeled) "men's" shorts and a collared shirt I can put on my headphones/Rozebuds and listen to music every step of the way because I feel safe and confident. Same person. Same color scheme of clothing. Same night. Different treatment. It's not right. I'm not a victim by any means- but I am a bit miffed at this inequality. ————————————— (This insight and post was sponsored by Rozebuds- a budding company that created these cool wireless headphones that also turn into a necklace. This IS a paid post and 60% of the $ will be going to the metropolitan LGBTQ+ youth homeless shelter in honor of Pride Month. If you want to learn more about their creative product then check my IG stories this week or click the link in bio. If you DO decide "Hey these are cool I want to buy some" then use the link in the bio and I will donate $9 for every pair directly to homeless youth. Thanks @hellorozebuds !) #EducateDontHate #SleepWalker #WhenThingsGoBumpInTheNightAndYouDontWantThemTo #lgbt #qpiadkh #genderfluid #gendercapitalism #tookthemidnighttraingoinganywhere #rozebuds #BreezingBetweenMyLegsInADress photo @thejoecardamone style @kirkir_demmy

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If you look like #Barbie that's ok, beautiful and perfect. But just because I DONT doesn't mean that I'm worthless or unFUCKABLE. There are 7.5 billion people on the planet- I guarantee you that someone will love me for me. And love you for you. The odds are in our favor. Not everyone has to find me beautiful. It's ok if YOU don't find me beautiful. Beauty is an opinion and opinion is free speech. Your freedom is my freedom. But make no mistake- just because I'm not attractive to you or valuable to you doesn't mean I think the same of myself. #FreeSpeech #BeautyisaBeastofanOpinion #EducateDontHate #lovewins #lgbtq #qpiadkh #genderfluid #genderisntscience #BarbieisSexySoAmISoAreYou photo by @markanthonychen MUA @wataru_makeup

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