Chosen: Transgender Reflections on Family

Chosen: Transgender Reflections on Family

The OutMuseum exhibit Chosen: Transgender Reflections on Family, is an online exhibit featuring three digital programs exploring the theme of family from a trans point of view. The first program is an intergenerational actors roundtable with Jazzmun Crayton, Scott Turner Schofield, Jen Richards and Nava Mau, moderated by Alex Schmider, that unpacks the challenges trans actors across generations have encountered in the entertainment industry and the ways they have built community to help them navigate their careers. The second program is a small collection of audio recordings of three short stories about chosen family from comedians D’Lo and Julia Scotti, and poet féi hernandez. The final program is a shorts program featuring four short films by trans and nonbinary directors about the ways queer and trans people manifest family, navigate family, and expand our understandings of family. Through conversation, through humor, through poetry, through storytelling, each program offers a profound reflection on the meaning of family and the trans experience.

Note: The exhibit has completed its public six week run. Select pieces of the exhibit are available to view for Reel Friends of the OutMuseum.

Chosen: Transgender Reflections on Family
  • Chosen: Audio Storytelling

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    These are recorded pieces from trans comedians, poets, and storytellers on the topic of chosen family.

    Storytellers: féi hernandez, Julia Scotti, D'Lo

  • Chosen: An Acting Roundtable - Where We've Been, Where We're Going

    This roundtable discussion is an intergenerational conversation with trans actors looking at their history within the industry as well as what they hope to see comes next.

    Moderator: Alex Schmider (GLAAD)
    Panelists: Nava Mau (Genera+ion), Jazzmun Crayton (When We Rise, Proven Innocent) , Jen Ri...

  • Chosen: Queer House Roundtable - Focus on Transmasculinity in Film & Television

    The evolution of masculinity embodied by trans men and non-binary people is still absent from our screens. Listen as diverse storytellers dive deep into how their work provides a crucial perspective culture-makers are missing. Originally produced for Outfest's Queer House at Sundance 2021.