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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are couple from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They were together for the last 11 years. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is her cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is her cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
20 May 2016

Anita, 49, and Ukke, 54, are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. They have been together for the past last 11 years. This photo essay shows their daily life over the course of three months in a moment when hate speech against LGBT people increases in Indonesia. It was 1981 when Ika Yuanita - "Anita", as her friends know her, a 13 year old Indonesian girl, told her mother she thought she would not get married,  just before going to bed at home in Bendo, a green village set amidst the geometric rice paddies of East Java.

Her mother, Mrs. Alimah, who had long awaited the conversation with her daughter asked her in a friendly tone:
--Why? –And it was a silence.
--Because I do not like boys –Anita admitted, out of the blue.
--It is ok –mom said –but remember that you are our only daughter. We want to be grandparents –she stressed.
This is how this beautiful 49 years old indonesian woman, a lesbian, a mother, a grandmother of three grandchildren, a former actress, a former model and an activist looked for “a solution to love a girl,” she explains pragmatically, squatting on the second floor of her home in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, while she pats "Paris", a white and honey cat. Her partner Ukke prepares a coffee.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
14 May 2016

For years every Satruday some lesbiasn women from Surabaya, Indonesia, meet in the same park: Hiburan Rakyat fot “talking-talking” ang “kopi-kopi” (having a coffee). Most of them have a couple. The longest couple is fro 31 years. Like most of them, Ida (on the left) known as "Epes" (daddy) first was married with a men.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
14 May 2016

Anita and Ukke with the lesbian community of Surabaya in Hiburan Rakyat park where some lesbians meet for years every Satruday foy “talking-talking” ang “kopi-kopi” (having a coffee). Most of them have a couple. The longest couple is for 31 years.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
14 May 2016

Anita and Ukke with the lesbian community of Surabaya in Hiburan Rakyat park where some lesbians meet for years every Satruday foy “talking-talking” ang “kopi-kopi” (having a coffee). Most of them have a couple. The longest couple is for 31 years.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
14 May 2016

Anita and Ukke with the lesbian community of Surabaya in Hiburan Rakyat park where some lesbians meet for years every Satruday foy “talking-talking” ang “kopi-kopi” (having a coffee). Most of them have a couple. The longest couple is for 31 years.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. Paris is their cat.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Surabaya, East Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 May 2016

Anita and Ukke are a couple of lesbians from Surabaya East Java that were for 11 years together. Anita is a former model, a former actrice, an activist, a mother, a wife, a gradmother and a muslim from Indonesia. They celebrate their 11th aniversary of their releationship in the place that they met: a karaoke.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) are carrying freshly cut grass to feed the animals. The embankment is too steep and too intricate to be worked with mowers and cars. Even the donkeys wait for their burden on the top of the slope; women have to cut the grass by hand and carry it to the top themselves. Some, who do not own donkeys, carry their burden home on their backs and have to repeat the process several times.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) are loading the grass on the donkey's back. Some women, who do not own donkeys, carry their burden home on their backs and have to repeat the process several times.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) are loading the grass on the donkey's back. Some women, who do not own donkeys, carry their burden home on their backs and have to repeat the process several times.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) are loading the grass on the donkey's back. Some women, who do not own donkeys, carry their burden home on their backs and have to repeat the process several times.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) is loading the grass on the donkey's back. Some women, who do not own donkeys, carry their burden home on their backs and have to repeat the process several times.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) are walking back to their village with the two donkeys loaded with freshly cut weed. Strings of fluffy wool slide between their fingers and obediently lie down on swiftly turned spools, which are not unlike integral parts of their hands.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) is walking back to their village with the two donkeys loaded with freshly cut weed. She constantly spins wool, whenever her hands are free.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) is walking back to the village with a donkey loaded with freshly cut weed. She constantly spins wool, whenever her hands are free.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) are walking back to their village with the two donkeys loaded with freshly cut weed. Strings of fluffy wool slide between their fingers and obediently lie down on swiftly turned spools, which are not unlike integral parts of their hands.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) are walking back to their village with the two donkeys loaded with freshly cut weed. Strings of fluffy wool slide between their fingers and obediently lie down on swiftly turned spools, which are not unlike integral parts of their hands.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50)is walking back to the village with the donkey loaded with freshly cut weed.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) is feeding her animals with freshly cut weed, Salasaca, Ecuador.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and a kitten in her land, Salasaca, Ecuador.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Tools that sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) use to cut, bind and carry the weed.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

one of the tools that sisters Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) use to bind and carry the weed.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) is picking the corn for dinner after feeding her animals in Salasaca, Ecuador.

Salasaca district in Tungurava province, Equador, takes up only 12 square kilometers, but has preserved strong identity of the local inhabitants, as well as authentic culture and customs.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) and Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) are picking the corn for dinner after feeding her animals in Salasaca, Ecuador.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Martina Masaquiza Sailema (50) is cooking dinner in the kitchen of her house, in Salasaca, Ecuador.

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Salasaca
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Apr 2016

Luz Maria Masaquiza Sailema (38) is walking down to the river to grass grass and spinning wooly ran on the way.