Shinta Ratri outside the Pondok Pesantren Waria Al-Fatah, the first, and possibly the only one, Koranic school for transgender people in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Shinta Ratri preying among other waria at an LGBT meeting in Yogyakarta
A picture of Shinta Ratri and her husband when they were still married. She was married twice. The first time from 1987 until 1995 and the second time from 1995 until the begin of 2014.
Shinta Ratri talking at an LGBT meeting where the topic of religion and sexuality were discussed
Shinta Ratring praying at the School, located in her own house in Kotagede, Yogyakarta
Shinta Ratring praying wearing a Mukena, a typical white woman dress
Shinta Ratring reading some prays with other women at the school
Shinta Ratring with some waria friend at a local festival
Shinta Ratri during a social event organized to better integrate waria and the local community
Shinta Ratri at home where she lives with other waria
Shinta Ratri and two waria friend performing a Balinese dance in a local festival
Shinta Ratri and two other waria friends wearing a typical Balinese outfit at a local festival in Yogyakarta.
Shinta Ratri outside her Family house where she is not allowed to enter since she was 16 years old and she decided to live like a woman
Shinta Ratri huging her mother outside her Family house. Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia. August 2014
Parrots in cages at the Koranic school of Shinta Ratri. Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia. August 2014
Shinta Ratri looking at herself in the mirror in her room. Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia. August 2014
Shinta Ratri applying the lipstick. The make-up represents a daily ritual. Shinta refuses to go out without it. Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia. August 2014
A portrait of Shinta Ratri at a local market in Yogyakarta