FREE BUTTERFLIES. THE RIGHT TO LIVE A TRANSGENDER CHILDHOOD
MARIPOSAS LIBRES. DERECHO A VIVIR UNA INFANCIA TRANS
With the issuing of her DNI in 2013, the State recognized Luana’s self-perceived identity. I’m a little girl, I’m a princess ends on that milestone, in what seemed to be the end of that difficult story of love and fights for rights. Free butterflies takes us out of that enchantment. That first part was only the beginning of Luana’s life, of the author’s own transformation and of the long and ongoing journey that society has ahead. The new book picks up with Luana’s entry to primary school and once again fills us with mixed emotions. We are moved by her growth and we are shocked by how hard it is for many people to understand and respect differences. This second part of her story also shows Gabriela Mansilla as a leader in the struggle for expansion recognition of the rights to identity.