Daily Photos of the 2017
For five years Trina (her street name) has been “on the road”—a Jamaican phrase referring to the lifestyle of transgender people forced to leave home and do sex work to survive. Trina has been attacked with acid, knives, a machete, and a gun. She shows the scar from a bullet wound on her right hip.
This photo was originally published in “How Science Is Helping Us Understand Gender,” in January 2017.
PHOTOGRAPH BY LYNN JOHNSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC