Moovz recently came across a photo project out of Israel explores gender and androgyny in a creative way. Lee-shay is a 26 years old actress and a dancer who lives in Azor ,Israel.
Lee-Shay told Moovz:
“In each and every part of my life, I felt that I was connected to both my feminine and masculine side.
In a lot of situations I felt like I have the urge to choose between both of them. This idea came to me about 3 months ago .I felt like have something hidden in me that I cannot express in any of my photo shoots or pictures. That was the point that I decided to find out what that was. When it Finally came to me, I understood that i’m a tomboy, so to better express myself and show my inner true colors in the photo shoots, I have to let both of those sides to come out.
From there on everything just went with the flow together with the amazing Shir Rozental’s help- who was the editor and photographer.
I know there is a lot of people out there that feel exactly like me- 50/50, so I wanted to show how great and unique each side is and to celebrate being an individual.
So what is 50/50 in my opinion?
It’s when you go on a night out with your friends, uou feel like going up to the waitress and pay the whole bill just for you, to feel like “a man.”
On the other side, you tell yourself that you rather go to the mall tomorrow and buy plenty of feminine shoes and clothes .
Another example of feeling 50/50 it when ,you stand in front of a mirror and not knowing if I want to wear jeans and a t-shirt or a hot dress with nice high heels. 50/50 is a soul that wants to taste from both worlds, but at the same time feels complete satisfaction with both of them.
I wanted to create this photo project so that when rude people ask an androgynous people what they are they will be inspired by what I reply:
” I’m Lee-shy , and who are you ?”
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