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變性模特兒Andreja Pejić:雖然我們弱勢,仍要挺起胸膛做人!

 

 

上星期網絡雜誌Buro 24/7創辦人、時裝編輯和街拍寵兒Miroslava Duma,於2012年針對Bryanboy和跨性別模特兒Andrej Pejić的反同性戀和跨性別評論演講片段流出,引起時裝界嘩然,令人大為失望和痛心。日前Andreja Pejić對事件首度開腔,知道Duma已經道歉,但直指Duma的言論實在令她受傷害。不過正能量的Pejić覺得無須把注意力集中在這些無知的批評上,雖然時尚圈至今仍不會普遍地推崇像她一樣的“weird people”,但她了解到相比2012年,時尚圈已有進步,對小眾的包容程度提升。Pejić又鼓勵那些大膽堅持自己心意和想法的人,雖然沒有能力反擊,轉學校,支付醫療費用,或者在社交媒體缺乏成千上萬追隨者支持,「記住要挺起胸膛做人!進化持續,終有一天我們會看到革命。」

 

Here’s one of my favorite pictures from the time I’ve been working in this business. I’ve never been the girl to do every campaign or walk every show, but I’m happy that I’ve had some pretty unique moments in this industry – a few of which have challenged the dominant paradigm, outdated views of gender and a few that have even spilled over into pop culture.  I woke up to a video yesterday, where a woman by the name of Miroslava Duma said some pretty ugly things about @bryanboycom and me during a conference (scroll right to see). I wont say it wasn’t hurtful. However instead of focusing on this blatant ignorance, I couldn’t help but realize the contrast between the state of our business today in comparison to 2012, the yr of this video. Fashion hasn’t always celebrated, to quote @miraduma “people like us.” Today I can say I’ve walked for iconic designers like @MarcJacobs and even landed on pages of American Vogue as none other than myself. However for a long time I didn’t believe that I was deserving of a firm place in fashion. I remember when I was one of only two people representing a specific “trend” that many people would now place under the title “gender diversity in the fashion space.” Circa 2010 my friend @LeaT and I found International media attention on the one hand and no small amount of ignorance and scorn on the other. Today we are part of a movement of unique talent that is smashing the old categories that once stood and proudly displaying a spectrum of age/color/gender/class. @miraduma ‘s hopes that “this trend fizzles out quickly” have not been realized. I am thankful I got to stick around! I understand that an apology has been issued and I do think people should be given the chance to grow, change, overcome their ignorance. To my little sisters, bros and non binary siblings who don’t have the resources to fight back, to change schools, pay for medical care or the support of thousands of followers and who experience cruelty directed at them only because they have the guts to follow their hearts and minds in the hope of an honest, happy life please remember, chin up ALWAYS! Evolution is no stranger to our cause and one day we’ll see revolution❤️

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雖然變性模特兒在時裝界不是新鮮事,我們熟悉的有由Givenchy前創意總監Riccardo Tisci一手捧紅的Lea T,但成功跑出的變性模特兒又有多少個?

 

來自澳洲的Pejić變性前已經是位model,一頭金色長髮配上深邃迷濛的眼神,因着雌雄莫辨的樣貌而得到很多粉絲和媒體的關注。她曾表示願意為了Victoria’s Secret變性,現在終於成為女兒身,至於能否如願以嘗成為新一代天使,我們拭目以待。自從Pejić大方公開變性歷程以來,獲得更多媒體的追訪,除了美國版《Vogue》以大篇幅報道, Make Up Forever彩妝廣告更找她代言,筆者欣賞該化妝品牌的膽識,同性戀至今仍然得不到社會上大部分人支持,更何況是變性這個議題。Pejić於訪問中的說話令筆者很深刻,她說:「不管怎樣,現在的我和以前的Andrej Pejić沒有不同,只是性別上的轉變。」

 

Text/ Crystal Yung

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