Mariette Pathy Allen


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Transmen with 17 year old Transwoman at the "Southern Comfort" Conference
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Kim and Cris with their adopted daughter
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Getting Ready for the Fashion Show at the "Fantasia Fair" Conference
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Russian Performance artist/model at a Club, NYC
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Emily at "Fantasia Fair"
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Poolside, at "Southern Comfort" Conference
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Veronica, a veteran, at "Southern Comfort" Conference
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Tiffany, blowing bubbles in her backyard
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Sam, at the Asheville Graveyard
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Blake, in costume
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Justus and Johnnie
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Tabitha, veteran
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Isabelle, art student
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Maxine: one body modification led to another
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Tiffany with her crying twins
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2004 - Present

Since the publication of "The Gender Frontier" I have started exploring how gender variation is expressed in places where it is part of a traditional culture. Some examples are the Mahus in Hawaii, the Katoeys in Thailand, and Pacific Islanders and Maoris in New Zealand. I have also continued to work with people who do not, or choose not to fit conventional gender role presentations. Some identify as “gender queer”, “gender fluid”, or androgynous. Sometimes tattoos are the first step in body modification, paving the way to further transformations.