The people you see in this issue illustrate trans life in their corner of the world, and help show us the true meaning of beauty, international or otherwise. Our two part interviews cover both the cultural heritage and personal beliefs of these brave individuals, and inspire greater understanding of transgender experiences around the world.
Kimber Lee, Germany
Part one of this interview can be found in Transformation 96: The International Issue
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I love to travel, see different places and enjoy my life. I go out a lot with my friends and dance the whole night. But also when I need a break I come back to my parents home and enjoy the silence of the small city I’m from.
Transition is physical, emotional, and social, all of which present different types of challenges. Tell us about your experience of them if you could.
It was very hard for me growing up because most of the people around me didn’t understand or support my change, but that has changed in the last few years so I’m really happy now with everything.
What are you the most proud of so far in your life? What are you working towards now?
I’ve been working in the adult industry since I was 18 years old. I Love my job and never wanted to do something else … I do a lot of movies, photo shoots and stuff you can find on my website www.ts-Kimberlee.com. I’m very proud so far of all the work I have done and where I am now.
Can you tell me about your family? Parents, siblings, extended? How did they influence who you are?
My parents support me with everything I do. I’m very thankful for that because I couldn’t imagine what I would do without them. That they accept me and love me like I am is very important because your family will be always a part of you. You can choose or change your friends or the people around you, but not your family.