Life, Art and Activism
I also photographed Ed in his home in Belo Horizonte, one of the biggest Brazilian cities.
Ed uses the vowel 'e' to denote his gender fluidity (whereas the vowels 'a' and 'o' usually denote female and male identities in Portuguese), but he's not too bothered about which vowels or pronouns people choose to call him/her. He likes that his gender identity is not fixed and is happy to go along with the whichever pronoun people choose to call him/her.
Ed is proud that there's no separation between his life, art and politics. His life and his activism are his art, and he literally lives amongst them. His personal objects, clothes and artworks play an important part on his gender identity and self-expression.
I couldn't stress enough the importance of Ed's life, artworks and activism. By being visible as a non-binary artist and helping to promote the work of other trans artists he's playing an important role in Brazil's much needed transformation of the understanding of gender's diversity.