“What would it mean to unapologetically celebrate being trans feminine in public?” A group of international and local performance artists decided to find out by walking the streets of Cape Town as a femme-gang for this photographic art experiment, captured on video by Jabu Nadia Newman.

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Here are my favourite quotes from Alok Vaid-Menon:

“The best forms of critique are when we’re actually able to create something different.”

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“We’re constantly required as feminine people to appeal to masculinity for safety, and I know in my experiences, the people who have kept me most safe from street violence have been other feminine people.”

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“When people think about resistance, they often don’t think about art.”