The International Transgender Day of Visibility, which takes place every year on March 31, is all about sensitizing and celebrating the transgender community.
It often seems that transgender media images are associated with outdated stereotypes and negative connotations.
Adobe Stock has partnered with photographer Bex Day to showcase the diversity, fluidity, and beauty of the transgender community and enhance the inclusion of stock images.
Dani St. James, 25, London – Transition with 17 years (Adobe Stock / Bex Day)
Day, who The collection is part of the Adobe Stock project for the month Fluid Self, which seeks to explore the transformative nature of identity
The individuals posing for the day were all different ages, ethnicities and each visually unique to his Art.
Michaela Robertson, 54, Essex – began cross-dressing in 2008 and came out in 2016 (Adobe Stock / Bex [19459012[Day])
One of the people who was photographed was Dani St James, a 25-year-old from London who began the transition process at 17.
Michaela Robertson, a 54-year-old resident of Essex, started cross-dressing ten years ago before appearing as a transgender in 2016.
Another Londoner, 23-year-old Lulu Love, began a year and a half ago.
Ryan Levitt, senior communications manager at Adobe EMEA, believes it is essential that stock images are more representative of all members of society.
"Adobe is committed to offering Expanding the variety of images available on Adobe Stock and ensuring a more authentic representation of the transgender community is an important part of it, "he said.
" We work with some truly inspirational contributors to do so in Adobe Stick to life, with our final focus on the fluid self, which provides an exciting opportunity to challenge harmful myths and stereotypes about people with different backgrounds.
Jude Harper, 27, transition since 2015 (Adobe Stock / Bex Day)
"The Bex Day collection is a fantastic addition to the Library."
Trans people are encouraged by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) to express what they love about themselves with the hashtag #LoveBeingTransBc on social media.
"When we talk about trans topics, we always focus on the negative, but there is so much positivity that results from being trans," said Debin Lowe, an intersectional activist of the Trans experience.