The Sundance Institute Launches Trans Possibilities Intensive

Six artists selected for inaugural program focused on advancement of transgender storytellers of color The nonprofit Sundance Institute has launched the inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive, a three-day virtual program focused on advancing transgender storytellers of color and their projects. Six artists have been selected for the Intensive which provides a supportive environment to work on their projects, sharpen their craft, develop community, and challenge the … Continue reading The Sundance Institute Launches Trans Possibilities Intensive

Film Review of “In France Michelle Is A Man’s Name”

By Vernon Nickerson How many fathers have introduced/given their transgendered children things as adults as if they were children who were never allowed to say no thanks and or reject the offer? Writer-Director Em Weinsten highlights in a taut short film the primary issue of this dynamic where something is demanded from another without asking permission or without determining if a “gift” was what was … Continue reading Film Review of “In France Michelle Is A Man’s Name”

A Year In The Life Of Jack And Yaya

By Joanna Panayi Jack & Yaya captures a year in the life of childhood best friends who grew up defying gender norms to transitioning in their twenties. Jack and Yaya grew up together as next-door neighbors in a rural area, supporting each other when they realized they were both transgender. This film highlights their friendship through present-day and juxtaposed archival videos with Jack, Yaya, and their … Continue reading A Year In The Life Of Jack And Yaya

Photography Reflects Social Issues of the Times – Transgendered Population

By Stephan Pisko Human beings’ encompass the ‘largest portion of visuality’ the society these creatures’ create has the capacity to influence and change lives’ positively, but on the other side has the volume for depression – suffering and cruelty this must be illuminated meaningfully and honestly through this ‘transparent momentary slice of duration’ displaying an ‘awareness factor’ making human beings’ mindful of it’s actions. Human beings’ are quick to ‘lash … Continue reading Photography Reflects Social Issues of the Times – Transgendered Population

Caught Between Two Identities The Documentary “Transformer” Tries To Find The Balance

By William Engel “Transformer” is a documentary following the life of Janae Kroczaleski (née Matt), a world champion weightlifter and bodybuilder who came out as a trans woman in 2015. The film chronicles her life leading up to that point, and her trials and tribulations as a person in the process of transitioning, caught between her two identities. (“I’m not comfortable as an extremely muscular … Continue reading Caught Between Two Identities The Documentary “Transformer” Tries To Find The Balance

Celebrate Trans* Awareness Week

      Join the Transgender Awareness Week for a series of educational, artistic and thought provoking events exploring transgender identities. California State University Northridge: November 17 – November 20 2014 Transgender Awareness Week helps raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. This year’s main focus is on intersectionality of identities including gender, race, class, sexuality, … Continue reading Celebrate Trans* Awareness Week