Genderqueer model: I model as just me

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Model Rain Dove (L) poses backstage before the Verge: Queer New York fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Brooklyn Museum on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

l Rain Dove represents both male and female clothes but the contexts of ‘male’ and ‘female’ don’t exist for this person at all. “When I model, I don’t model as a man or a woman. I model as just me in this body. I’m just trying to fit an artistic aesthetic. My body is not who I am. You could cut off my arm, you could take my genitals, you could take my organs, and I’d still be [me],” Dove adds.

Before connecting her [Rain is a woman who supports transgender community but does not belong to it herself. She can easily prove her gender but sees no necessity in doing it – this is how she commented an anti-trans HB2 law] life with arts Dove tried to make a more down-to-earth career of firefighter but failed because of bullying. “You can’t even be mad at [them], because in their minds they are protecting themselves from a 6-foot-2-inch tall frat boy. That’s what a lot of them think,” she said. The 26-year-old Rain Dove, signed up with Major Models as a model for both menswear and womenswear back in 2014.


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