Vogue magazine unveiled its most recent cover for the December issue in Mexico and, for the first time, a Muxe is the protagonist.
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Muxe, the beauty of the third genre
The news was shared through their twitter account:
“#MUXE Naa: Once upon a time there was a land full of magic, gold filigree and iguanas, in which the warm breeze still whispers READING in the passers’ ear. Since IMMEMORIAL times, the history of the third genre begins and reaches the front page of @voguemexico December 2019. ”
This issue is part of the magazine’s 20th anniversary and it is the first time that the Mexican and British edition of Vogue have joined. The goal is to exalt the Muxes and highlight their cultural wealth throughout the world.
“For the first time, Vogue Mexico and British Vogue join for this fashion session. With Mexican and British talents, this creative collaboration gave our teams the opportunity to exchange cultures and ideas”.
Who are the Muxes
The Muxes are a community located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the state of Oaxaca. These are men who like to look like women. But, with the dress and style of local Tehuanas.
For the inhabitants of this place there are three genders: men, women and muxes. This last classification has been recognized and celebrated since pre-Hispanic times. And, in their land, they are not discriminated against. But, quite the opposite, they are seen with honor, respect and represent a great blessing for their families.
“Thus, Oaxacan muxes become the living proof that ancestral magic still walks on these lands. With the spectacular photographs of Tim Walker they reach the pages of Vogue Mexico”.
With this cover, Vogue remains firm with exalting Mexican roots. They also did it with Yalitzia Aparicio and it was the most widespread cover nationwide as it happened with the young rarámuri broker, Lorena Ramírez.
This time, Vogue rescues the importance of the third genre within Zapotec history and it shows us that in the world there are things that are impossible to typecast. The magazine will go on sale on November 24 and for the general public, on December.
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