A photo and interview project changing the trans narrative,
one interview at a time
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.
NEW PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS 2017
PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS. SUMMER 2016
WHO WE ARE
Basil Vaughn Soper
Basil is a transgender writer, photographer, activist and Southerner who wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s an astrology enthusiast and tears up when he watches unexpected-animal-friend videos on the internet. Basil’s life goals are to write a memoir and be the best uncle ever to his niece, Penelope.
to learn more about Basil visit: www.basilvsoper.com
Jonah is a visual artist and mystic specializing in work that promotes the spiritual uplift of the transgender community. With an academic background in Gender Studies, Jonah makes art that touches on subjects of embodiment, place, marginalization, dysphoria, sex, mental health, expansion, and transgender spiritual renaissance.
Johanna C Case
Yep Dog is a 7 year old Carolina Dog who is deerlike, smallish and deeply sensitive. She prefers the company of cats, gets visibly depressed when you play sad music and likes to spoon.
Jo is a daydreamer, musician, photographer and writer who has a natural affinity for most occupations you can’t make a living in. They are also an exorbitant dancer, surprisingly good shot and innovative speller.
to learn more about Johanna visit: www.johannaparty.party
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