Salina has always felt like a woman. Ever since she was little. A very sensual woman, yet trapped into a male body.

Being on a tight budget now and unable to work, she recalls the days when she earned her living by being a prostitute. She still does it from time to time.

Lately she's been living in her hometown, together with her elderly father, where she has solved part of her problems. The financial ones at least.

You see, not being yourself and having to hide, is really hard ...

Beyond cheap cosmetics, lies an invaluable human being with expensive feelings.

She yearns for freedom of expression.

She is a woman, yet not able to show it all the times.

To her, it is like living half- life.

Sceptical, most of the times.

Financial issues and social discrimination are the things that almost every day cross her mind...

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Salina's friends are few but precious.

Even beauty tips can be provided when necessary.

Preparing for the streets is a ritual equivalent to that of a geysha.

Laces and high heels are prevalent.

But the naked truth is that once again she has to be faced with the harshness of the streets...


Special thanks to Salina.

Do you know how much I love you...?

Photography : Amalia Manolopoulou

Also: Special thanks to Ioannis, Aeolos and George. They know why...

This photostory by Amalia Manolopoulou is a follow up activity of the ERASMUS+ training course for youth workers Facing the Street implemented by APIS Institute in Ljubljana in 2016. Project Facing the Street was co-founded by Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.

The European Commission support for the production does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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