We are story architects; building narratives to advance trans stories, culture, histories, and healing. We are conversation starters, documentarians, and activists who are committed to helping trans people in the United States and, ultimately, around the world to make sense of the advancements––and the backlash––which are happening simultaneously right now.
Despite the risky social environment and historic levels of violence, trans people are moving forward and becoming more of ourselves with each passing day. Telling stories which advance understanding, knowledge and empathy by emphasizing personal narratives of courage, resilience and quiet bravery are what we are all about.
9 out of 10 people say they don’t know a trans person. We believe that ignorance fuels fear, hate and violence both within individuals and institutions. That’s why TransLash—a trans-led project—uses the power of personal stories to dissolve the lack of knowledge at the heart of trans erasure. Our goal is to shift the cultural understanding of what it means to be transgender in order to foster social inclusion and reduce anti-trans hostility.
That is why TransLash is committed to creating an integrated and healthy society for trans, two-spirit, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. Our work seeks to create a world in which all forms of gender expression have equal rights, protections, and opportunities, as well as the ability to live freely and openly in all forms. That is why we also value self-expression through media art, music, dance, the written word, and technology.
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