Photographer Meg Bitton has shared a photo of a transgender teen in response to controversial laws in the US that force members of the transgender community to use bathrooms that reflect the sex written on their birth certificates.

Corey Maison was born male, but is currently undergoing transition with hormone therapy. In the photo, she is wearing makeup, has her golden hair in flowing curls, and is striking an assertive pose – arms crossed and looking directly into the camera. Corey helped craft her own look and this is how she wants to be seen, according to Bitton’s caption.

As Bitton asks in the photo’s caption: “If this was YOUR daughter, would you be comfortable sending her into a men’s bathroom? Neither would I. Be fair. Be kind. Be empathetic. Treat others how you would like to be treated.”

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