On Becoming Whole (working title)

When we identify ourselves as trans*inter*queer people– when we “come out”, if you want to put it like that, whether just to ourselves or to the world at large– we’re defining ourselves as individuals, contradicting the story others had written for us, or re-routing the path that we ourselves expected our lives to take. Often other people call us “different”, “unique”, and we might even describe ourselves that way, taking pride in our separate-ness.

Difference, however, can be isolating as well as liberating, and many people in our community are struggling with a sense of isolation and loneliness. So in this project, I want to explore the ways in which we as trans*inter*queer people experience ourselves as connected to a larger human story and to the people around us. Can we feel connected and whole and different and unique all at once? These films will summon the world of myths, dreams, fables, and rituals to our aid…