At 12, Rachel floats in innocence, trust and vulnerability. Here, she is suspended in a place where she is able to be who she is and do as she feels. It is that state of blissful freedom experienced before being forced into the constraints of adulthood.
An image taken on assignment in Laos for TEAR Australia.
This girl and her family were part of an amazing development program by World Concern and TEAR Australia. The village where this was taken has been able to access education, sanitation and business development."
"I feel more like a girl than a boy but don't identify as being transsexual or feel any desire to get a sex change. I feel like a female, and always have for as long as I can remember. I was born male, and raised accordingly, and conditioned to put on a more masculine front.
Varanasi India is well known for being a Holy city with strong beliefs about reincarnation. People from all around the world come to experience the ambiguous feeling of death, and this ambiguity is extended to the main attraction of the city, the Ganges River.