¿Quiénes son los muxes y por qué se les aprecia tanto en Oaxaca? Many thanks to Transgender Advocate Gislenne Zamayoa from our sister group at Grupo de Personas Trans x los objetivos!!! both asking and answering this on a Facebook Post
Conozca el valor de nacer con un “tercer sexo”. Becuase the people of Oaxaca know the value of being born with a “third sex”.
?????️????, it was a pleasure meet one of the most amazing empowered Trans woman @Drianica2012 in a fast visit to #México , she is leading the Trans visibility and Job empower effort at @LALGBTCenter and we are in plans 4 something huge for the next 2018#TeVeoTrans. pic.twitter.com/72bGbLvzvX
— Gislenne Zamayoa (@gislennez) December 6, 2017
< Zapotec < Spanish Mujer ‘woman’. Muxes are people who embrace their masculinity simultaneously with their feminity. While somewhat akin to what we understand as gender fluid, there are substantial differences. Muxes according to Dictonary.com definition are “men who live as women” and accordingly, are a peace with this.
So in the last 10 years, we have had a lot of victories. Becuase before that, they hated us for dressing like the women from here in the traditional garments of Juchitec women. But now it’s not like that any more people see us normally. No one really cares how you dress, people actually cheer if you look good also you earned it, it’s not their money. With the passing of time the way people view life changes and everything going on with the Muxes as well.
They say its similar to being transgender but with peculiar characteristics. So Muxes for me is a different gender Here in Juchitan at least it is normality, Here people accept you and let you do what you want
I believe that societies that embrace their minorities are remembered with love which increases exponentially over time as memories transition to living pride enabling all with a sense of strength and identity.