For: Transilient
New York, NY
Organizer: Basil Soper
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The Story

Transilient is a traveling photo and interview-based project. We candidly document transgender and gender non-conforming people in their day-to-day lived realities using only their voices.

The project attempts to humanize, educate and destroy the assumption that trans folks are solely defined by their physical experience and their oppression.  To bring about understanding and tackle transphobia we aim to weave transgender lives into the overall human experience instead of merely focusing on the transition.

Our objective is to create a platform that is accessible to all people, in and out of the trans community.

In 2016, the Transilient team drove over 10,000 miles around the U.S. interviewing trans folks from all walks of life.

This July Transilient is hitting the road again in a post Trump America. We will be focusing on the states most impacted by anti-LGBT legislation.

This is where you come in, allies!

Transilient’s entire aim is to give the many facets of trans people, without a platform, visibility in the world.

Help us achieve this goal by donating to our fundraiser today! 

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Posted on April 3, 2017

Posted on April 3, 2017

Here is a podcast featuring Basil from after we did interviews last Summer!

Check it out! 

Posted on April 1, 2017

Posted on April 1, 2017

Hey everyone!

Lawmakers in North Carolina announced on Wednesday that they had reached an agreement to repeal the state’s contentious anti-transgender bill, HB2, which stops transgender people from using bathrooms aligning with their gender. HB2 is what inspired Transilient’s work from the beginning. The bill, however, was merely replaced with another one called HB142. The new bill still has discriminatory practices within it. Most glaringly the bill makes it so schools and government buildings force people to use restrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate. Following NC's dangerous lead, Texas Republicans have come forward, with their own "bathroom bill", SB6.  Through a bill called SB774 Arkansas plans to effectively make it “illegal to be transgender” in the state.

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility.
We think that in this political climate: TDOV needs to happen every day!  

It's still not safe for all of us to be open about being transgender or gender non-conforming. But those who choose to be visible do so in an effort to stop legislation, like HB2, from happening again and again. Hopefully, through the power of visibility, the world will be safe for all trans people one day.

This is where you come in, allies!

Transilient’s entire aim is to give the many facets of trans people, without a platform, visibility in the world.

Help us achieve this goal by donating to our fundraiser today! 

We couldn’t do this work without you.

Thank you!

See ya’ll this Summer!

The Transilient Team 

Posted on March 29, 2017

Posted on March 29, 2017

Transgender Day of Visibility is on Friday! Consider sharing or donating to our project which helps give visibility to so many! 

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