"In my mind, my own self-image, is the picture of Jennifer and some of the other girls I knew and admired back then. Girls I desperately wanted to be like. Wishing every day that I could be one of those awkward teenage girls instead of the awkward teenage boy I was pretending to be.” Lorelei, 2016   Years after I met her as a teenage boy named "Mac", I began the process of getting to know a woman named Lorelei.   "Gyrle" is an anecdotal observation into female gender expression. Images from my personal archive paired with those of Lorelei’s new life pose questions about the archetype of womanhood.  Jennifer, Age 6, 2016

"In my mind, my own self-image, is the picture of Jennifer and some of the other girls I knew and admired back then. Girls I desperately wanted to be like. Wishing every day that I could be one of those awkward teenage girls instead of the awkward teenage boy I was pretending to be.” Lorelei, 2016

Years after I met her as a teenage boy named "Mac", I began the process of getting to know a woman named Lorelei. 

"Gyrle" is an anecdotal observation into female gender expression. Images from my personal archive paired with those of Lorelei’s new life pose questions about the archetype of womanhood.

Jennifer, Age 6, 2016

 Lorelei, behind her house, 2012

Lorelei, behind her house, 2012

 Lorelei, at the emergency room, 2013

Lorelei, at the emergency room, 2013

 Jennifer, Age 10, 2016

Jennifer, Age 10, 2016

 Lorelei, in the shower, 2013

Lorelei, in the shower, 2013

 Jennifer, Age 11, 2016

Jennifer, Age 11, 2016

 Lorelei, at Payless Shoes, 2014

Lorelei, at Payless Shoes, 2014

 Jennifer, Age 12, 2016

Jennifer, Age 12, 2016

 Lorelei, posing as an artist's model, 2016

Lorelei, posing as an artist's model, 2016

 Lorelei, with Alex, 2014

Lorelei, with Alex, 2014

 Jennifer, Age 16, 2016

Jennifer, Age 16, 2016

 Lorelei, in the backyard, 2016

Lorelei, in the backyard, 2016

 Lorelei, daily estrogen shot, 2012

Lorelei, daily estrogen shot, 2012

 Lorelei, applying makeup, 2012

Lorelei, applying makeup, 2012

 Jennifer, Age 13, 2016

Jennifer, Age 13, 2016

 Lorelei, on the beach, 2013

Lorelei, on the beach, 2013

 Jennifer, Age 11 1/2, 2016

Jennifer, Age 11 1/2, 2016

 Lorelei, with her mother, 2013

Lorelei, with her mother, 2013

 Lorelei, Miss Trans New England, 2012

Lorelei, Miss Trans New England, 2012

 Jennifer, Age 17, 2016

Jennifer, Age 17, 2016

 Lorelei, in the dungeon, 2013

Lorelei, in the dungeon, 2013

 Jennifer, Age 14, 2016

Jennifer, Age 14, 2016

 Lorelei, getting ready, 2016

Lorelei, getting ready, 2016

 Lorelei, spring break, 2013

Lorelei, spring break, 2013

 Lorelei, in the woods, 2012

Lorelei, in the woods, 2012

 Lorelei, Miss Trans New England, 2012

Lorelei, Miss Trans New England, 2012

 Lorelei and Jennifer, 1987

Lorelei and Jennifer, 1987

  "In my mind, my own self-image, is the picture of Jennifer and some of the other girls I knew and admired back then. Girls I desperately wanted to be like. Wishing every day that I could be one of those awkward teenage girls instead of the awkward teenage boy I was pretending to be.” Lorelei, 2016   Years after I met her as a teenage boy named "Mac", I began the process of getting to know a woman named Lorelei.   "Gyrle" is an anecdotal observation into female gender expression. Images from my personal archive paired with those of Lorelei’s new life pose questions about the archetype of womanhood.  Jennifer, Age 6, 2016
 Lorelei, behind her house, 2012
 Lorelei, at the emergency room, 2013
 Jennifer, Age 10, 2016
 Lorelei, in the shower, 2013
 Jennifer, Age 11, 2016
 Lorelei, at Payless Shoes, 2014
 Jennifer, Age 12, 2016
 Lorelei, posing as an artist's model, 2016
 Lorelei, with Alex, 2014
 Jennifer, Age 16, 2016
 Lorelei, in the backyard, 2016
 Lorelei, daily estrogen shot, 2012
 Lorelei, applying makeup, 2012
 Jennifer, Age 13, 2016
 Lorelei, on the beach, 2013
 Jennifer, Age 11 1/2, 2016
 Lorelei, with her mother, 2013
 Lorelei, Miss Trans New England, 2012
 Jennifer, Age 17, 2016
 Lorelei, in the dungeon, 2013
 Jennifer, Age 14, 2016
 Lorelei, getting ready, 2016
 Lorelei, spring break, 2013
 Lorelei, in the woods, 2012
 Lorelei, Miss Trans New England, 2012
 Lorelei and Jennifer, 1987

"In my mind, my own self-image, is the picture of Jennifer and some of the other girls I knew and admired back then. Girls I desperately wanted to be like. Wishing every day that I could be one of those awkward teenage girls instead of the awkward teenage boy I was pretending to be.” Lorelei, 2016

Years after I met her as a teenage boy named "Mac", I began the process of getting to know a woman named Lorelei. 

"Gyrle" is an anecdotal observation into female gender expression. Images from my personal archive paired with those of Lorelei’s new life pose questions about the archetype of womanhood.

Jennifer, Age 6, 2016

Lorelei, behind her house, 2012

Lorelei, at the emergency room, 2013

Jennifer, Age 10, 2016

Lorelei, in the shower, 2013

Jennifer, Age 11, 2016

Lorelei, at Payless Shoes, 2014

Jennifer, Age 12, 2016

Lorelei, posing as an artist's model, 2016

Lorelei, with Alex, 2014

Jennifer, Age 16, 2016

Lorelei, in the backyard, 2016

Lorelei, daily estrogen shot, 2012

Lorelei, applying makeup, 2012

Jennifer, Age 13, 2016

Lorelei, on the beach, 2013

Jennifer, Age 11 1/2, 2016

Lorelei, with her mother, 2013

Lorelei, Miss Trans New England, 2012

Jennifer, Age 17, 2016

Lorelei, in the dungeon, 2013

Jennifer, Age 14, 2016

Lorelei, getting ready, 2016

Lorelei, spring break, 2013

Lorelei, in the woods, 2012

Lorelei, Miss Trans New England, 2012

Lorelei and Jennifer, 1987

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