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25 Inspiring Photos That Show Transgender “Sistergirls” Of The Tiwi Islands In Their Natural Element

"I want to be out there. I don’t want to be behind closed doors any more.”

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On the Tiwi Islands, off the coast of Darwin, lives one of the highest concentrations of indigenous transgender people. Traditionally known as yimpininni, or “sistergirls”, their struggle for acceptance has been hard-fought.

Five sistergirls took BuzzFeed News around their island and shared a glimpse of their lives. Read more about their story here.

Allan Clarke took the following photgraphs for BuzzFeed News.

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