Transgender people are nowadays a common topic of discussion. While most transgenders identify themselves as members of the opposite sex, however, some take things further and aim to become trans-species.
One man, who now identifies as half woman – half reptile, from Bruni, Texas, has undergone several surgeries and spent dozens of thousands of dollars to modify his looks to the point that he looks like a reptile.
Richard before Surgery
Eva Tiamat Medusa, who was previously known as Richard, was only five years old when his parents abandoned him. After that, the stranded boy found inspiration in the western diamondback rattlesnakes that he discovered in the forests.
Later on, once his life got back on track, he has been diagnosed with HIV. At that point, he decided to continue his life as a reptile, a Dragon Lady to be specific.
“For me, my transformation is the greatest journey of my life, there are profound reasons and deep meanings about my transformation and why I’m doing it. I have two mothers: one is my original birth mother and my second birth is to my reptilian parents, which are the rattlesnakes,” Eva, who prefers to be called ‘it,’ explained.
“My big thing though was I didn’t want to die in this world looking like a human. As much awesomeness and goodness there is in humans, compared to other species they are the most destructive and hateful. I decided at that time, that it was time for a change in my life, so I wanted to look like something that wasn’t human,” Tiamat continued.
Eva’s first modification was the addition of the horns. After three sets of those were in place, Eva also got five eyebrow dome implants. As the second stage of the transformation, Tiamat got its body fully tattooed in the western diamondback rattlesnake pattern.
Following these changes, Eva removed its ears, as reptiles shouldn’t have those. Its nose also went through two procedures and had been entirely reshaped. Furthermore, Tiamat had its tongue split in half and its eyeballs painted green.
Following the transformations, Eva no longer identifies as a human. According to it, life as a dragon is much more fun.
“My greatest desire in life is to continue my body modification until my metamorphosis is complete. This is what drives me – this is the reason why I get up every day and live. I hope that my story will help other people – not only those who have gone through hard times, but also people who have lost hope,” Eva expressed.
Source: Zan Kokalj