My Genderation film project was set up to record the experiences and perspectives of gender variance. Their mission is to create engaging short films which accurately represents individual journeys with gender expression and self-identity.
The film is a very simple conversation, but the stark contrast in the lived experiences of Josie and Poppy shows us how far we have come, and that we must continue to ensure a better quality of life for our younger generation. It is a powerful reminder that all trans people were children once, and if they would’ve had the opportunity to be themselves at a young age, it would’ve saved them decades of hardship, shame and distress.
We were asked by the BBC to document our trans rights campaigning for a new series. In this series we filmed ourselves in our every day lives for about a week. It gives you a little glimpse into what we do, but often we are so much busier than that and we happen to do so many different things.
If you haven’t got access to BBC iPlayer, then our episode of Generation Activism will be released on youtube on 15th November 2018.
In early 2018, there was a call-out for work under the title Transitional States. We created a short film titled The Things That Make Us, which was accepted into a travelling exhibition which started in Lincoln (at the University), then to London, now Barcelona, Spain and soon Bologna, Italy.
The exhibition shows works from 14 artists that all deal with hormones in relation to age, sexual health, sex drive or through hormone therapy or a medical transition. My Genderation is proud to be a part of such a great exhibition and we encourage everyone to check out their website for more information: www.transitionalstates.com
We teamed up with Stonewall for their campaign Come Out For Trans Equality, and made a batch of 7 films. 4 of them have now been released online, along with interviews with some of the contributors. We thoroughly enjoyed making these films for Stonewall and we look forward to creating more content for them in the future. Check out the films below!