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Transseksualiści w Barcelonie - Polaris (53)

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May 29, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia (R), a transsexual woman, with her girlfriend Lola. Zenia is lesbian, she never felt attracted to men. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 29, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia (R), a transsexual woman, with her girlfriend Lola. Zenia is lesbian, she never felt attracted to men. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 28, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, watches a football game at home. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 28, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, at home. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 28, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia (R), a transsexual woman, with her girlfriend Lola. Zenia is lesbian, she never felt attracted to men. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 28, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, at her new home. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 28, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia's belongings. Zenia is a transsexual woman. She said she liked both parts of her personality, man and woman, and she did want to become extremely feminine. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 25, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia (L), a transsexual woman, kisses her girlfriend Lola. Zenia is lesbian, she never felt attracted to men. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 15, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia (R), a transsexual woman, eats with her transsexual friends. Lina (2R) started her transition process when she was 41, and was supported by both her wife and their teenage son. Carol (2L), started her transition process when she was already retired. Before, she had worked as a CEO in a textile company that belonged to her wife's family. She was married for 40 years and has two sons. When she started her transition process, her wife asked for divorce immediately. And Ali (L) is Lina's wife. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 11, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, at her new home. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 11, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, takes a break at her new apartment. She separated from her girlfriend with whom she had been living for 16 years. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 9, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia (C), a transsexual woman, with her girlfriend Lola (R) and a friend of the latter. Zenia is lesbian, she never felt attracted to men. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 9, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia (L), a transsexual woman, walks with her girlfriend Lola. Zenia is lesbian, she never felt attracted to men. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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March 27, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: A woman looks shocked as she passes by Zenia, a transsexual woman, at a local marketplace. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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March 19, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, plays chest in an association in Barcelona. Zenia took part in a chest competition as the only woman. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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March 19, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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March 19, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, at home. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. She said she is proud to have both man and woman characteristics, as she considers herself transgender. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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March 13, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, with her mother. Her mother accepted Zenia without any problem, however they do not have a good relationship. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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February 14, 2016 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, at the gas station. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 21, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, does some reparations together with her former colleague from work. She said she liked both parts of her personality, man and woman, and she did want to become extremely feminine. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 19, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, with her colleagues from a cycling group. She has been a member of a the same cycling group for about 20 years and long before she started her transition process. All her men colleagues from the group accept and respect her. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 19, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, with her colleagues from a cycling group. She has been a member of the same cycling group for about 20 years and long before she started her transition process. All her men colleagues from the group accept and respect her. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 15, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, during her work as a civic agent. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 15, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, with her colleagues from work. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 15, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, during her work as a civic agent. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 11, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, helps to repair her friend's car. She said she liked both parts of her personality, man and woman, and she did want to become extremely feminine. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 5, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman at home. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 5, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, with Alex, her transsexual friend. They both started their transition process in their adulthood. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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December 5, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, with Alex, her transsexual friend. They buy tools and materials to repair Alex's car. She said she liked both parts of her personality, man and woman, and she did want to become extremely feminine. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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October 16, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, at home. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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October 16, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, shows photographs of various stages of her gender transition process. She started it when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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October 10, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia (R), a transsexual woman, at her friend Yolanda's house with Yolanda's son. Yoland helped Zenia a lot at the beginning of her transition process. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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October 10, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, repairs the cupboard of her friend Yolanda. She said she liked both parts of her personality, man and woman, and she did want to become extremely feminine. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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September 26, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Zenia, a transsexual woman, in the courtyard of her old house. She started her transition process when she was 36 years old. Before, she worked as a bulldozer driver. Zenia lives in a very popular neighborhood marked by delinquency. In the past, she fought hard against her femininity, trying to masculinize herself to the extreme. Finally, she began her transition around four years ago without changing neighborhood or suffering rejection. She considers herself as a lesbian transsexual woman and does not want to have surgery. Three years ago, during her first visit to the Units of Gender Identity Disorders (UTIG), Zenia was diagnosed as a "transvestic fetishist." She gained access to hormonal treatment and was able to change her ID card only thanks to TRANSIT, a new advice service on the health of trans people, which has for a while only existed in Catalonia. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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August 27, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Carol, a transsexual woman, at her garage with her racing car. Carol has participated in rally car racing her whole adult life and continues to do so after transition. She started her transition process when she was already retired. Before, she had worked as a CEO in a textile company that belonged to her wife's family. She was married for 40 years and has two sons. When she started her transition process, her wife asked for divorce immediately. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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August 27, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Carol, a transsexual woman, at her garage with her racing car. Carol has participated in rally car racing her whole adult life and continues to do so after transition. She started her transition process when she was already retired. Before, she had worked as a CEO in a textile company that belonged to her wife's family. She was married for 40 years and has two sons. When she started her transition process, her wife asked for divorce immediately. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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August 21, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Carol, a transsexual woman, started her transition process when she was already retired. Before, she had worked as a CEO in a textile company that belonged to her wife's family. She was married for 40 years and has two sons. When she started her transition process, her wife asked for divorce immediately. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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July 21, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Carol, a transsexual woman, during a manicure session. Carol started her transition process when she was already retired. Before, she had worked as a CEO in a textile company that belonged to her wife's family. She was married for 40 years and has two sons. When she started her transition process, her wife asked for divorce immediately. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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July 18, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, attends a local first with her neighbors. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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July 18, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, plays in the see with Sole, a neighbor's daughter. Before, her transition process, Tina was married with a woman for 16 years. Then she had another relation, also a woman, for four years. She had no children even though she wanted to. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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July 18, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, attends a local first, accompanied by Sole, a neighbor's daughter. Before, her transition process, Tina was married with a woman for 16 years. Then she had another relation, also a woman, for four years. She had no children even though she wanted to. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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June 23, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Carol, a transsexual woman, buys clothes in a local shop. Carol started her transition process when she was already retired. Before, she had worked as a CEO in a textile company that belonged to her wife's family. She was married for 40 years and has two sons. When she started her transition process, her wife asked for divorce immediately. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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June 23, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Carol, a transsexual woman, started her transition process when she was already retired. Before, she had worked as a CEO in a textile company that belonged to her wife's family. She was married for 40 years and has two sons. When she started her transition process, her wife asked for divorce immediately. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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June 23, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Carol, a transsexual woman, with her motorbike. Carol started her transition process when she was already retired. Before, she had worked as a CEO in a textile company that belonged to her wife's family. She was married for 40 years and has two sons. When she started her transition process, her wife asked for divorce immediately. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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June 14, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina (L), a transsexual woman, with her neighbor (R) and her daughter. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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June 14, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, prepares dinner for her friends. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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June 14, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, has diner at home with her friends. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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June 14, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, at home with Sole, a neighbor's daughter. Before, her transition process, Tina was married with a woman for 16 years. Then she had another relation, also a woman, for four years. She had no children even though she wanted to. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 22, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, does her make up. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 17, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, plays paddle tennis with her colleagues from work during a "paddle day" organized by the enterprise she works for. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 17, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, with her colleagues from work during a "paddle day" organized by the enterprise she works for. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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May 8, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, with her friend Nati, a transsexual woman too, at the hairdresser saloon. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)
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April 13, 2015 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: Tina, a transsexual woman, prepares herself for cycling. She has been a member of the same cycling group for about 20 years and long before she started her transition process. All her men colleagues from the group accept and respect her. Tina was married for 13 years. She started her transition process when she was 41. It took her five years and, during this time, she maintained the same job and apartment. She was operated in Thailand. She had no problem in her neighborhood nor at work. In August 2015, she was promoted to become a civic agent at a service that helps local police to maintain order in the street. (Hanna Jarzabek/Polaris)