For the first time in the magazine's history, Vogue Mexico featured the 'muxe' woman Estrella Vazquez on its cover. The term muxe -- which is thought to be derived from the Spanish word "mujer," meaning women -- refers to "Indigenous transgender women who easily mix gay male and feminine identities."
On the cover, Vazquez is sporting a traditional huipil garment adorned with colorful flowers while holding a pink fan. The spread also includes a dozen other muxes in elaborate and colorful garments. Both the designer and weaver view this progressive cover as a symbol of the changing societal dialogue around muxes in Mexico. According to Vazquez, “There’s still discrimination, but it’s not as much now and you don’t see it like you once did," a statement which bodes well for an inclusive atmosphere in Mexico.
Image Credit: Vogue Mexico, Reuters