“I’m me. I’m a trans. I’m Rihanna now.”

From my fieldnotes (Kampala, 2015).

rianna“Being a trans its not something you manipulate. It’s just something that comes from you.

It is just something that is inborn in you. But putting on a dress and moving all over the town — it makes me feel good — it makes me feel like I’m bringing all of my identity out.

So it means a lot.

It’s like I’m me now.

I’m me.

I’m a trans.

I’m Rihanna now.”

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