Orchids

Orchids

Orchids

Laura Inter

I know that the orchid can have other meanings for different intersex people. I personally see the orchid as a symbol of intersex because it’s a flower that can have many forms. There is not only one kind of orchid with only one shape, but a great diversity in its shape and colour. Nevertheless, all are called orchids. In the same way, there is not only one kind of intersex body, but a great variability of intersex bodies, very different from each other with different characteristics and yet, all called intersex. In addition, orchids exist throughout the world; they camouflage themselves among other flowers, just as intersex people exist around the world, sometimes camouflaged among the crowd.

The orchids in the photographs have a lot of meaning for me as my partner gave them to me—she is a beautiful intersex person and is one of the most important people in my life. Therefore, I take great care of these orchids, they have been with me for about two years and have come to bloom several times.

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