This is the latest LO I've done for my boyfriend, John's album. The album mostly deals with his transition, as he is transgendered.
I took a photo of him from before he came out, and printed it over and over on a transparency. Underneath the transparency I put 2 wallet size photos of the same photo that's on the transparency. The color photo is how John looks today.
The journaling is taken from John's blog:
"Getting "in touch" with my body is extremely painful for me. My body is...wrong. I don't mean it's socially unacceptable, I mean it doesn't feel like it's even mine. I can't even describe it. It's not "being trapped in the wrong body," it's...actually, I don't give a shit how cliché it is, YES IT'S BEING TRAPPED IN THE WRONG GODDAMNED BODY. And if you can give yourself a minute to think outside the cliché, you might be able to understand what, exactly, that means.
It means never feeling comfortable in your own skin. Ever. Not even for a second. It means not recognizing yourself in pictures. It means not recognizing yourself in the mirror. It means not truly belonging to one sex or the other. Ever. It means not being able to have sex with your partner because your body doesn't work the way you need it to, because you don't have those parts. It means being reminded of all this every time you take a shower or look in the mirror or use the bathroom."