In this month of trans visibility, Valentina Sampaio is on the cover of Vogue January. She recalls her childhood in Ceará, the impact of being the first trans model to be on the cover of French and Brazilian Vogue, and the importance of raising the flag of diversity: "I still feel that we take two steps forward and one step backward."
Photographed by Mariana Maltoni
Styled by Leandro Portos
Hair and Makeup by Silvio Giorgio
Interview by Gui Takahashi
Fashion Director at Large Rita Lazzarotti
Art Direction by Júlia Filgueiras