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Daniella Two SpiritsMeet Daniella Two Spirits Mendez.  "I was born a baby but socialized male.  When I was fifteen I began a gender transition to female.  I thought that was going to be the answer, but it was the beginning of a long journey -- of Daniella Two Spirits."  At 21, Daniella got C-cup implants and began to perform in drag on stage.  "When I turned 23, 24 I was going through a midlife crisis.  I thought maybe this isn't for me."  So Daniella had the breasts removed (implants, that is), and that sent her into another tailspin.  "I was mourning the death of this person I had worked so hard to create."  Here's the kicker: "Now I don't want to say I am a woman or I am a man. I am a human.  I need to have the best of both worlds.  I need to feel complete as both."

So Daniella was featured on the plastic-surgery TV show Botched, starring reconstruction doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif, to see what was available in the way of pec implants that would enable her to "express as a male one day and wear a push-up bra to express as a female the next day."  Most unfortunately, there is nothing in the surgical world so far to satisfy this desire, as pectoral implants cannot be properly fitted in Daniella's chest on account of her previous breast work (too much of her real pec muscle is missing), but the transhumanist wizards may come up with something soon!

Daniella embodies male/female blending in a whole new way. "I've accepted in my mind that I am two-spirited and I want a body to match it."  Gender is now about spirit -- how you feel, not how you are -- and you have the right to feel different things at different times.  Mix 'n match -- express your spirit as the mood strikes you!