Stevan's Story


Stevan has been my best friend for three years.

He has always intrigued and interested me. He was, and still is, different. And I like that. I like that he isn’t the same egotistical, narcissist individual a lot of people I knew were “back then” in high school.

He is truly one of a kind. Someone you hold onto and cherish because of their sweet, kind soul and their bizarre humor. He is someone you would go to when you’re feeling misunderstood because he understands and he loves with the whole of his heart.

Stevan is a beautiful person. Whether he is portraying himself as a feminine figure, whether he is portraying himself as a masculine figure or even in between as an androgynous figure. He is still beautiful in every shape or form.

Recently, Stevan asked if I could be his photographer for a day and of course I wasn’t going to reject the offer. It was an honor. And throughout the shoot I was inspired by his confidence to flaunt what he had. Male or female, it didn’t matter.

People with similar interest as Stevan deserve to be heard and respected, so here’s a little bit about Stevan and his story as an “androgynous” if we had to label.

"Being confident is not a constant trait of mine, it requires constant maintenance and repelling self doubt and other people's opinions of me. I push myself to think what people say about me isn't the truth; but their opinion. Sometimes though, the thin veils of nastiness from people strike through my guard like a slap in the face."

"Others will always try to break your interior based on your exterior, no matter where you go you have to accept that. But being different I certainly experience it a lot. But you have to brush it off you like water of a duck's back; because what matters are the people who love you for who you are. There's an old saying, it goes 'Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.' People like Jes have made me realise who matters the most to me in my heart; keep those people close."

This was quite the lengthy post, I will admit, however I felt passionate and inspired to share Stevan’s story today. And I hope you are all just as inspired as I am.

Thank you Stevan. For being you, and for sharing your story wholeheartedly.

And thank you for reading!


  1. This was incredible to read, loved this! I loved the outfit as well!

    x leah symonne x

  2. LOVE his style! This is such a sweet post, I should do one on my friends :D xx

  3. This is the second time I've read this post now, Stevan seems like a really amazing person to have as a friend. I always have such admiration for people who are brave enough to express themselves in a way that not everyone is understanding of. He has some wonderful advice. :)

  4. What really strikes me about a person is their individuality. Stevan's shines through and the confidence in these photos is just astounding. :) I really do appreciate that he keeps his loved ones and priorities close. It's a shame he's had to gone through unfavourable experiences, but I admire his strengthful attitude.

  5. thank you for sharing his story. i believe that he's an incredible person. those who mind don't matter, and those who matters don't mind - such a great thought. i'm happy for you both to have each other. not everyone has the blessing to have a friendship like this.

  6. being confident is so hard and being true to yourself is even harder. cheers to doing so!

  7. This is amazing!

  8. This is such an inspiring post. Stevan is an incredible and beautiful person, that much I can tell just from this blog post! You two are so very lucky to have each other in your lives--at the risk of sounding like a cartoon character, friendship, pure and simple, makes me smile :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to have a read. I am so so so glad you did--I can't wait to follow your fantastic posts. I'm already in love with your blog!

    The What's In Between

  9. Jes, this was such an awesome post. I love how real you are on your blog.
    These photos are amazing, your skills are really shining through.
    This will forever be one of my favourite posts on your blog :)

    Also Stevan's hair is on point haha :)

  10. thank you, for a post like this. as I don't believe in labels anyway, I have to say, you've done a great job on the pictures. all shot with love and respect.


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