transsexual

transsexual

In this photo essay, Joy Ladin reflects on how gender is a covenant she has broken "with others and a covenant with myself."

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? For as far back as Joy Ladin can remember, her body didn’t match her soul. We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.