A woman has spent more than £40,000 to transform herself into a reptile so she can pursue her dream of living as a dragon.
Eva Tiamat Medusa, from Bruni, Texas, claims she is the ‘most modified transgender person in the world’ splashing out on numerous procedures to become a dragon.
Quitting her job as vice president of a bank several years ago, Eva began her transformation by getting scales before having her nose re-shaped, ears removed and the whites of her eyes stained green.
Since being abandoned by her parents as a five-year-old, Eva says she was ‘born again’ when a western diamondback rattlesnake took her under its wing.
Realising she wanted to morph into a reptile, her journey started when, while living as a man, Eva was diagnosed with HIV and became resolved not to die as a human.
Speaking to The Wizard of Odd TV, Eva explained why she underwent her metamorphosis:
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 have two mothers: one is my original birth mother and my second birth is to my reptilian parents, which are the rattlesnakes.
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.
Eva now has eight horns on her forehead, her tongue bifurcated and her whole face tattooed meaning she is now known as Dragon Lady.
Describing herself as ‘trans-species’, Eva no longer identifies as human but as a reptilian instead.
One of the reasons Eva has opened up about her journey is she hopes others who want to change their physical body feel less alone.
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. 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.
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.
She really does seem to be enjoying her life as a dragon and I am sure her story will help others who want to transform their physical selves.
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You can follow Eva’s journey on her Instagram page where she posts regular updates and selfies.
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.