Everly. Age: 24.
Confusingly, in both Spanish and Portuguese, the translation for travesti's cognates in other European languages tends to also be travesti, blurring definitions of identity and social experience.
Nina. Age: 20.
Travestis en México, trans en México
Official government policy in Brazil, for example, has included distinguished areas for travestis in male-only prisons, while trans women and trans men might both be sent to female-only prisons, in a resolution allowing freedom for gender expression of inmates. In French-speaking countries and in European Portuguese , travesti means transvestite , anyone dressing up as the opposite sex. Travestis can be contrasted with transformistas drag queens , who dress as women for performance and entertainment. Travestis are sometimes described as transgender or as male crossdressers , and while they are considered distinct from trans women , their actual identity can be hard to define without over-generalizing.