An Australian photographer has captured trans kids as their authentic selves.
With all this hoopla about gender assignments and bathrooms in the southern states, it becomes really easy to overlook the fact that there is a whole generation of kids who are affected by this. The good news is that most kids these days don’t really care as much about gender, and are more accepting than ever. The problem is, their parents are assholes who are holding on to outdated values.
To call attention to this, Australian photographer Emma Leslie asked a group of trans and gender-diverse kids to pose as their authentic selves for a photo series called Transcend: Portraits of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth.
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Leslie has been working on the project since June 2015, and will have showing in Melbourne this year featuring 10 portraits of trans youth. Her goal is to shed some light on the trans youth of this generation, and show the world that they are just like anyone else, trying to live authentic lives and figure out who they are.
People like Leslie should be appreciated for what they do, because while we live in a time of great progression, we also have to deal with a lot of people in power, standing on the wrong side of history. These kids are on the right side however, and Leslie’s photos do nothing if they don’t illustrate that.
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