Palmira lies in bed with her dogs at her home in Mexico City on March 2, 2019.
Palmira Bothi Garcia is a 49-year-old trans woman who lives in Mexico City. Palmira received buttock augmentation injections at the age of 17 and as a result is now being treated for human adjuvant disease. She has never had surgery to remove the foreign materials and today her legs are either atrophied or rock hard, black, bent at a 90-degree angle and covered in ulcers. Living with the disease has...more »