Dear Trans Men

It is perfectly okay to:

Like your long hair

Wear makeup

Paint your nails

Dress flamboyantly

You do not have to hold yourselves to a modern male standard. You do not have to look like what society thinks a man should be, because that is infinitely changeable:

Ancient Egypt

Ancient India

Renaissance Italy

18th Century Europe

19th Century England

20th Century

Make your own standard of beauty and masculinity. It is entirely up to you.


An art historian trans man