UkuCosplaying ngelixa iTrans: Ukuphonononga ukuhlangana phakathi kweCosplay kunye nokuchongwa kwesini

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Isazisi Abanye abantu abadlulayo, i-cosplay ibonelela ngendlela yokufumana isazisi. Kwabanye, uluntu lwe-cosplay aluziva lukhuselekile.
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    Umhlobo wam uRobin Scott, umfazi o-nerdy trans, kutshanje undixelele malunga nobusuku. Njengoko wayehleli esidlweni sangokuhlwa kunye nabanye abafazi abasithoba, umfazi osele ekhulile wase-Bhritane kwitafile elandelayo wabuza, 'Molo, ingaba ucinga ukuba ndingakufota? Wena & apos; asiqhelekanga nje. '

    Sithe, & ampos; Hayi, asizukukhululeka koko, & apos; URobin ukhumbula. 'Kwaye ubusuku bonke sasifana, Oko & apos; yinto ethile ekhubekisayo . Akukho namnye kuthi owayefuna oko. Oko kuyabenzakalisa abanye abantu. Kodwa uya kwindibano [yamahlaya] enxibe isinxibo kwaye ufumana kanye loo mbhalo, kodwa loo nto ithathwa njengehloniphekileyo apho. [I-Cosplay] ikunika inkululeko encinci yokwenza uvavanyo kwaye wenze le nto uyifunayo. '

    Ukudibana phakathi kwe-cosplay kunye nokuzazisa ngokwesini kudala kundonwabisa. Njengomfazi we-cis, ndiye ndadlala njengomntu oyindoda kwaye ndineenjongo zokudlala enye kungekudala. Ndandinomdla wokufunda ngakumbi malunga namava e-cosplay. Ngokuzama ngokwesini okuxhaphakileyo, ngaba i-cosplay ngokwayo ingangcangcazela?

    U-Ellen Kirkpatrick, umfundi we-PhD kwiYunivesithi yase-Kingston eLondon, wenza idisisi yakhe yesazisi, i-cosplay, kunye ne-superheroes, nakwi-MPhil yakhe, wayejolise ikakhulu kwi-trans identity.

    'Ngokwenyani bendijonge kwa uhlobo olunye lwemicimbi, utshilo uKirkpatrick,' Indlela abadlala ngayo ii-cosplayers ngemodeli yesazisi; kanjani, kuhlobo lweqhawe, kukho & apos oku kudlulela ngasemva kunye phambili phakathi kweqhawe kunye nokuguqula i-ego kunye ne-superhero kwakhona. Iingcamango ezifanayo zivela kwi-trans identities, i-superhero identities, kunye ne-cosplay identities: ukubonakala komzimba, ukutshintsha ubungqina, kunye nezenzo zabantu-batshintsha amagama, indawo, batshintsha indlela abajonga ngayo, indlela abathetha ngayo, indlela imizimba yabo iyahamba. '

    I-Cosplay inokuthi isebenze njengendawo apho abantu banokuthi babuze imida yesini, okanye bazame igama elitsha kunye nembonakalo entsha eyahlukileyo kwintetho yabo yangoku. Engqondweni yam, i-cosplay ibonakala ngathi lithuba elinokubakho lokuba umntu avavanye amanzi ngaphambi kokuba aphume.

    Umbhali we-LGBT kunye ne-activist uJ. Skyler akaqinisekanga.

    USkyler ngumfazi we-transgender onemibala kwaye malunga ne-nerdy njengoko besiza. Ubhala ikholamu ' Ukubonakala kwe-LGBT 'yokuComicosity kwaye kutshanje upapashe amanqaku amabini ngeComicAlliance malunga Ukugqithisa kwaye ukungahambelani ngokwesini kwiihlaya. USkyler utyhile ukuba, ngelixa wayenethemba lokudlala njengesiqhwithi ngenye imini, wayengazi nokuba ngowasetyhini ohamba yedwa, nokuba kungomntu okanye kwi-Intanethi, owayekhe wadlala ngaphambili.

    'Ndisazi kuphela omnye umntu obhinqileyo otshintshayo — njengakulezo & Iiposi ndadibana ubuso ngobuso. Ngokwazi kwam, akukho namnye kubo owayeneencwadi ezihlekisayo okanye enye into exhunywe kwi-cosplay. Kulabo ndinxibelelana nabo kwi-Intanethi, uninzi lutyala imali enkulu kwii-comics nakwezinye iifandom kodwa I & apos andikaze ndibabone abaya kuxoxa ngokuthe ngqo nge-cosplay.

    'Abantu abaninzi bayathanda ukuthatha i-cosplay yindawo enobuntu equkayo kodwa abo kuthi bayinxalenye yeqela elinye okanye amaqela ahlelelekileyo azi ngcono. Abasetyhini bazo zonke iimvelaphi banyamezele zonke iintlobo zokuhlukunyezwa kwaye bobabini abesilisa nabasetyhini abanemibala bahlala begculelwa ngabalinganiswa be-cosplaying ngaphandle kohlanga lwabo. I & apos; ndibone abantwana abakhubazekileyo kwi-cosplay begculelwa ngamadoda amadala. Ndicinga nje ukuba luhlobo luni lwentiyo ababhinqileyo abanokujamelana nayo ngokuzama ukwenza i-cosplay, utshilo uSkyler kwigswconsultinggroup.com.

    Le ayisiyo & apos; ngamava angaqhelekanga xa kufikwa kumdlalo wecosplay. Ngelixa uninzi ngakumbi nangakumbi luqala ukwenza imigaqo-nkqubo ekhusela abadlali be-cospers ekuhlukumezeni, leyo kuphela kwenyathelo lokuqala kwizinto eziyinyani inkcubeko. Njenge-cosplayer emnyama, ndiya kulungela ukulwa kwaye ngokwenyani ndilindele ukuba ndiza kufumana ingxelo entle malunga necosplay yam nangaliphi na ixesha xa ndikhetha umlinganiswa ongaphandle kohlanga lwam. Nangona mna & apos; ndonwabile ngokwaneleyo ukuba ndibeke emngciphekweni olo hlobo lwamava, baninzi abanye abalandeli abamnyama abangabikhoyo.

    USkyler uchaze ukuba uthathe umzamo omkhulu wokufumana imeko yokujonga ukhuseleko kunye neenkxalabo yabasetyhini. Uthandabuzekile ukuba imiba ye-transgender ihlala ithathelwa ingqalelo ekuphuhliseni umgaqo-nkqubo kwaye ngokubanzi uziva ukuba uluntu lwe-nerd lukude, lusemva kakhulu xa kuthelekiswa nolona luqhelekileyo. Ucacise icandelo lamagqabantshintshi kumanqaku akhe njengemizekelo.

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    Ngokwesiqhelo, ekuphela kwendlela yokuphepha ukugxekwa, utshilo uSkyler, 'ukuba iindleko zakho zikwinqanaba le Yaya han kwaye uninzi lwabantu azizizo ii-apos; Kwabaninzi, i-cosplay kukubaleka okwethutyana ukuzonwabisa ngamaxesha athile-kwaye emva koko kuthatha ixesha elithile, ukucwangcisa kunye neendleko. Ayisiyonto ifikeleleka ngokulula kubo bonke, ubuncinci kubo bonke abantu ababhinqileyo. '

    Ngelixa ubukho be Ukudlala ngokudlala ngelixa iTrans Tumblr icebisa ukuba enyanisweni abantu abadlulayo kuluntu lwe-cosplaying, bekunzima ukufumana umntu otshintshileyo owaye cosplayed okoko waphuma. Kwakukho noRobin.

    URobin Scott ngumculi omhlophe weSixeko saseNew York emini kunye ne-nerd ebusuku. Ndadibana naye kwiminyaka embalwa edlulileyo ngogxa wakhe ongumhlobo kwaye ndamenyelwa ukuhlolwa kwakhe kwasekuseni ngoMgqibelo Ubulungisa obutsha kwaye Isibane esiluhlaza: Uthotho lweZilwanyana eziPhilayo . Nangona engenayo i-apos; cosplayed okoko waphuma, unenjongo yokwenza njalo kungekudala.

    Andizukuya FlameCon -INew York & apos; I-LGBT yokuqala-ngo-Juni, utshilo uRobin. Ndayixhasa iKickstarter kwaye ndagcina iTheyibhile yoMzobi, ke ithiyori I & apos; ndizakubonisa amakhadi am e-tarot kwaye ndifundise simahla. Kodwa andinakuqiniseka ukuba ndiceba ukwenza isinxibo sakwaYeoman ngeRandi [kwi-con]. '

    Kwabo bangabikho kwi-Star Trek yakho, u-Yeoman uJanice Rand ungomnye wabalinganiswa bokuqala abavela I-Star Trek: Uthotho lwantlandlolo . KuRobin, Star Trek kunye cosplay badlale indima ebalulekileyo ekuphumeni nasekuguqukeni kwenkqubo.

    'ICosplay yayiyindlela yokuqala, ngandlela thile, yokufumanisa ukuba ndifuna ukwenza ntoni ngesini sam. Kwakukho itheko ngoFebruwari ophelileyo apho ndandinxibe iskanti. Uyazi ukuba yintoni i-skant? Andizange & apos; t.

    Wachaza, ' Kwi Star Trek: Isizukulwana esilandelayo , bayenzile lento bendicinga ipholile nyani. Baye bathi, & apos; Kulungile, asizukuba naba bafazi banxibe ezi yunifom zincinci, kodwa ukuba & thina kwinkulungwane yama-24 ezukileyo, ngekamva elingesosini, emva koko siya kuba namadoda ngamanye amaxesha nabo. & apos; Ke, [phambi kokutshintsha], ndacinga, Kulungile, kupholile, ndinganxiba uhlobo lwempahla yesiketi kwaye ndiseyindoda ngelixa iseluhlobo lwendawo yesini . Kwaye oko bekufana nenyathelo lokuqala kum.

    URobin ukwahlulelane ukuba, kangangenyanga okanye ezimbini, wade wachonga isini sakhe njenge skant ngaphambi kokuba aqhubeke nokuchonga njengowasetyhini. Usenayo i-skant kwaye uyayixabisa, kodwa wathi akazukuyinxiba ngoku 'kuba luhlobo lwendoda, akunjalo?' URobin wachaza, kwixa elidlulileyo, ecinga ukuba nguTony Stark kwaye ekuqaleni wayecwangcisa ukunxiba njengoKapteni Kirk, kodwa ekugqibeleni waqhwaba xa efumanisa ukuba ikhona into eyayimkhathaza.

    Ekubuyiseleni emva, kundenze ndaziva ndinesidudu. Indincede ndakufumanisa ngokwaneleyo ukuba ndathi ayiyiyo le nto ndiyifunayo. '

    Ndambuza malunga nokuziva ukhuselekile njengowasetyhini xa esenza i-cosplaying. Uvumile ukuba, ngelixa eyakhe indawo encinci ye-nerd intle kakhulu, akayazi nabaphi na abantu ababhinqileyo abanokuziva bekhululekile ngokwaneleyo ukuba bangaphandle kwaye banxibe iimpahla. Kwiqela lakhe lenkxaso, kukho omnye umntu o-nerdy trans woman owayedla ngokwenza i-cosplay njengoGqirha weShumi ukusuka Ugqirha Ngubani Kwaye wenza nevidiyo yevidiyo ngelixa enxibe isinxibo. Kodwa, ngokukaRobin, lo mfazi wathi ngekhe ayicinge eyokwenza le cosplay ngoku.

    Ndiyathetha, mna & apos; uhlobo olungaqhelekanga. Andikhathali, utshilo uRobin. Andinanto ndiza kuphulukana nayo ekugqibeleni. Ubomi bam abukho mngciphekweni ngokuba ngaphandle, elilungelo. Kodwa okufanayo akunakuthethwa kuninzi lwabasetyhini abasetyhini. Inyani yokuba ndinenyhweba, ukuba ndingaphuma, ukuba ndingathetha nabantu malunga nokuba ndiphumile, ukuba ndingazingca kwaye ndinyaniseke-nokuba kwaye ndibekho kwindibano zezona zinto zinamandla endinokuzenza. Ukuba ndaya nakweyiphi na into ngaphandle kweFlameCon, ukudlala nje njengomfazi, olo hlobo lukhulu.

    Xa ndibonisa i-cosplay Superboy ngeenwele zam zendalo, ezigobileyo, ezimnyama — eso sisenzo sezopolitiko. Xa uRobin eqengqeleka ukuya kwiFlameCon kwi-cosplay yakhe ye-Star Trek, engqondweni yam, sisenzo sezopolitiko naso.

    Ifoto ngomsebenzisi weFlickr u-Anna Fischer

    Ndidibene noJanet Bruesselbach, ngoku osebenza kwiprojekthi ebizwa Iintombi zeMercury . Yiprojekhthi exhaswa ngemali yiKickstarter apho esenza khona imizobo yeoyile epheleleyo yabafazi abasetyhini. Ndiyathemba ukuba uJanet angadibana nomfazi onomdla wokudlala imibala kwiprojekthi yakhe kwaye wandidibanisa noVeronica Sanderson-Smith. Ungumfazi otshintshayo ofunda iinkqubo kwiBorough yeManhattan Community College. Nangona engenazo ii-apos; t cosplayed kwindibano yesiqhelo ukusukela ukuphuma kwakhe, uVeronica usenze okuninzi cosplay phakathi kosapho nabahlobo.

    'Phambi kokuba ndiphume,' utshilo, 'Ndiza kubambelela kubalinganiswa abamnyama kuba babemelwe kukungabi nabubi-uLuke Cage, uBlade, uFalcon, uJohn Stewart. Oko ndaphuma, bendisoloko ndinobuchule bokuyila ngezimvo zam kwaye ndingenaxhala lokuba abantu bacinga ntoni, ke ndenza iinguqulelo ezimnyama zamaqhawe amabhinqa athandwayo. Iphazamisa iintsiba zesihlwele esinzima se-comic nerd, kodwa andinandaba. '

    Nangona esithi i-cosplay khange idlale ndima kwinkqubo yakhe yokuphuma, ibibandakanyekile ekufumaneni kwakhe isazisi sokwenene.

    Ukujonga ubude endikhe ndahamba nabo ukuya kufuna i-trans cosplayers-kwaye ndicinga ukuba ingakanani inkxaso yamaqela angathathelwa ntweni anokuyifumana kunxibelelwano-ndizibuze ukuba ingaba indawo ye-cosplay yoluntu inokubonakala njani. Njengokuba uJ. Skyler ekhankanyile, imiba yezokhuseleko isajamelene nabantu abadlulayo kwindibano.

    Andikwazi ukuthi ndiziva ndikhuselekile ngoku, 'wavuma uVeronica. Ndiyazibona njengezinto zesondo kunomntu. Ndiyabona ukuba kuqhubeka ntoni kwaye kufuneka kuyekwe. Akukho mntu ufanele ukuxhatshazwa xa ezama nje ukuzonwabisa. '

    UVeronica wayenomdla malunga nombono wenethiwekhi ye-cosplay yeentlobo kwaye wathi angathanda ukuba yinxalenye yawo. URobin, nangona kunjalo, akazimisele kangako ukwenza okuninzi kakhulu. Unomdla kumbono wokuba nokudibana kwiindibano ezahlukeneyo, kodwa ucinga ukuba uninzi lwabantu abadlulayo bafuna nje ukuba ngabadlali becosplay kunokuba babizwe njengabathunywa be-cosplayers.

    'Ukuba bendifuna nantoni na kwindibano njengeYeoman Rand,' utshilo uRobin, 'Yiyo & apos, d, jonga la Yeoman Rand ishushu. & Apos; Hayi, & ampos; damn, laa mfazi uhambayo udlala iYeoman Rand kwaye uphantse wakhangeleka njengowasetyhini. Olu luhlobo lwe-apos; Andifuni mntu uza kundijonga. Hayi ukuba andinakukunceda. '

    Njengokuba kungekho ndlela inye yokwenza i-cosplay, akukho ndlela inye yokuhanjiswa. UVeronica uyonwabile ngokutshayisa imida yesini kunye nobuhlanga kwi-cosplay, ngelixa uRobin ehlala egxile ekubhiyozeleni ubufazi bakhe ngecosplay yakhe. Okwangoku, bobabini bayavuma: ngaphambi kwayo nantoni na, i-cosplay kufuneka ibe lokonwaba.

    UVeronica wandixelela, 'Andikho apho ukuba ndibenexesha elimnandi kwaye andikhathali nokuba bathini abantu malunga necosplay yam.'

    'Ukufumana ubufazi ngumbhiyozo wam, utshilo uRobin. 'Ukuba yindoda sisijeziso. Andizukuyenza. Ukuba & ampos; ndiya kwi-cosplay, andizukudlala into eza kundenza ndizive ndilungile.

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