A 56-year-old Texas transgender woman has taken body modification to a whole new level by transforming into a dragon.
Eva Tiamat Medusa was born a man but transformed into a woman at the age of 53 and most recently transformed into a dragon. Eva says she was “reborn” to rattlesnake parents and as an homage to them, has decided to morph into a dragon.
She says she has two sets of parents; her biological ones who abandoned her, and rattlesnakes who she says raised her when she was abandoned at the age of five. She has decided to transform into a reptile as it’s something she’s always wanted to do.
At the moment, Eva has eight horns, scales, and a forked tongue, yet she still has plans to make even more changes. So far, she has already spent $60,000 on modifications and plans on spending another $40,000 on more.
Speaking to The Wizard of Odd TV, Eva said: “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 hope that my story will help other people – not only those who have gone through hard times, but also people who have lost hope.”
Before transforming into a dragon, Eva worked as a vice-president to a bank. She decided to ditch her old life when she received her HIV diagnosis. Realizing how short life is, Eva decided to start living her life to the fullest, which meant transforming.
“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,” she told The Wizard of Odd TV.
Eva, a former gay man, says she has gone through a lengthy process to get to where she is today. But through her transformation, she hopes to start a conversation about not just body modification, but about being transsexual and even trans-speciesism, which is what Eva identifies as.
She said: “I would like for there to be an open dialogue about the world of body modification and understand what it was like to live as a gay-man for 53-years and now as a transsexual woman. There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to be transsexual and then further than that – something that I’m introducing – the idea of trans-speciesism. I consider myself not just to be human anymore; I’m human and reptilian.”
She said she is not yet where she wants to be as far as her looks go, and will continue to transform until she gets there.
“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,” said Eva.