Transilient x Transfigure Kickstarter

Kickstarter for our Short Docu Series

We have partnered with Transfigure print co along with various other artists, musicians, organizations, etc. to bring a ya’ll a Kickstarter packed full of goodies. Check out our kickstarter here. The video above was shot in Chicago, Illinois by our film team, James and Jay.

We believe that storytelling is a powerful and radical form of healing and can plant the seeds of restorative justice. Because of this, we partnered with a mental health education organization called Lost Got Found ( to create a documentary series that chronicles the experiences of trans people who face mental health issues on a daily basis in Appalachia. Seeing and hearing from those directly impacted by these issues provides audiences with a personalized connection to these stories and people. It is for this reason that we aim to complete this project through film above all other mediums. We plan to do our annual skill-sharing tour in the rest of the states in the main land of U.S where we haven't gone yet. 

Both of these travels will be pieces of a full length documentary about the people we meet and the work that Transilient does. We plan to release this work and send it to film festivals in an effort to change the narrative that surrounds trans and non-binary people in the media.

Portland Highlights

Road Crew Highlights #4: Portland

Highlights from our time in Portland, Oregon. We had an amazing BBQ get together where we interviewed and spent time with folks. We had some Voodoo Donuts and also visited Powells Bookstore (the worlds largest independent bookstore).

Kirin + Basil

We got to spend lunch time with 6 year old Kirin and her parents in Bloomington, Indiana today. She and her family instilled us with a lot of hope for a bright future. Basil is 32 and he didn't think he'd ever spend so much time with children like Kirin in his lifetime because transitioning as a child wasn't an option for him and so many others. Not only are her folks affirming and supportive but Kirin is a confident fire cracker who knows who she is and what she wants. We are lucky to all share an earth with trans kids.

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Road Crew Highlights #1: Kansas City

Highlights from our time in Kansas City, Missouri. This was our first stop and it was an amazing beginning to our fall 2018 tour. We interviewed a lot of great folks and had some tasty BBQ. Be on the look out the rest of tour to see highlights from all the places we go.

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