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portræt / portrait

diva

foto / Photo: Leiff Josefsen

Greenland’s Nuka Bisgaard is known as a model, a film maker, a diva, an arranger of Gay Pride and as a committed and interesting person.

foto / Photo: Inuuteq Kriegel

foto / Photo: toke brødsgaard

Text: Toke Brødsgaard & greenland today

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greenland today

24 2015

It takes courage to stand out from the crowd – particularly if you do so with flamboyance. This is what you meet with 24 year old Nuka Bisgaard – also known under the moniker Nuka Tha Diva. Nuka has a Danish mother and a Greenlandic father. Nuka was born as a boy, but she feels like a woman and therefore will be spoken of as such in the rest of this article. She became aware that she was not like everyone else at an early age. Nuka did not feel at home in her own body and was not attracted to girls. After trying to find inner peace for a long time, she realised that she felt more like

a woman. When you meet Nuka today, she is therefore dressed in women’s clothing. Nuka is often seen on the red carpet in beautiful dresses and in full make-up. Most recently, Nuka was seen at the Future Greenland trade conference where she showed beautiful designs from Nuuk Couture. Nuka the filmmaker In many ways, Nuka represents »The New Greenland«. A generation that breaks with convention and pushes boundaries. During her battle, she has met a lot of resistance from people with conservative attitudes.

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Stories from Greenland and the Arctic. For all who are interested in culture, business, travel experiences, music, food, development and cli...

greenland today no 24  

Stories from Greenland and the Arctic. For all who are interested in culture, business, travel experiences, music, food, development and cli...

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