Transcending Self

Transcending Self @transcendingself

Transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive, youth 2-20 around the world. By annie tritt @trittscamera

This photo was just deleted so I'm reposting it from my other site @trittscamera. It's an important photo of an important person who I admire greatly. Davi @davibear who is 20 and gender Neutral. They make me hopeful for the feature. "In my experience being gender neutral, means that I feel very much in the middle and don’t always belong, but also I feel that I am always pushing the gender binary boxes out of the way to not let anything define me and that feels amazing. It is not always easy to be gender neutral because we live in a binary world and I can feel invisible. I try to be loud and proud, so people know I am here and gender neutral folk exist." #trans #transgender #nonbinary #agender #portrait #genderqueer #GenderRevolution #genderneutral #queer #transkids #nonbinary #genderqueer #love #genderfluid #breakthebinary #gender #pride #gnc #gendernoncomforming #gendernonbinary
Spoke about my transeding self family @facebookny and @instagram last week. Spreading the love. #transisbeautiful #lgbtq #transgenderyouth #pride #facebook #instagram #nonbinary #genderqueer
One more by Request. Justin,8, and his brother. Transgender boy. Bay Area, calif. his mom -"in my heart I was sure too. When your child tells you something like that, you know it's real. You know in your heart they can't live any other way or they would not be able to be true to themselves. I told Justin I will always love you no matter what. Whether you are a boy or girl I will always love you! "Since Justin has become Justin he lets me hold him and cuddle with him. Before the transition he would barely let me touch him. I think that Justin is happier as a boy." #trans #genderqueer #pride #nonbinary #transkids #transgender #transgenderyouth #transformation #transisbeautiful #lgbtq
Back by popular demand: Lilly,12, Chico, calif. transgender girl. "At the end of the day people can say what they want about you but the only voice that matters to you is yours." Her dad.."While Lilly knew exactly who she was, it took me a few years to accept and embrace it completely. All I ever really needed to do was follow her lead, listen to her, embrace what she loved and was passionate about. I think this is true for parents of cisgender kids too – we have our own agendas as parents. The lesson is to let go - support and love unconditionally. Lilly, at age 8, told her mom – in no uncertain terms – that she was a girl. Truth is in my mind – she always has been.” "All families, with open hearts and minds, can accept and love each other fully for whatever their choices are. We all bring gifts to each other – we often don’t see them as the gifts they are until we have had time to fully understand them. " #transgender #transgenderyouth #trans #transkids #ilovethisfamily #girlgaze #nonbinary #pride #genderqueer #pridemonth #lgbtq
So I did this shoot for footwear news. All the kids in the shoot, except for Noah, who you see on the bottom left, are kids of people that work at the magazine. Because footwear news has awesome people working there, Mosha, asked me if a kid who happens to be trans would want to participate, so they can more inclusive. So adorable Noah,who is seven, on the bottom left, got to be a star for the day. He will be included in this project as well and you'll learn more about him in the future. This is what inclusion can be, and despite the horrors of our current administration, still gives me hope. @footwearnews @moshalundstrom #fashion #kidsfashion #trans #transkids #inclusion #girlgaze #sneakers #transgenderyouth #transgender
Charlie*,4, transgender girl, Bay Area California. (You have already met her awesome brother) her super duper mom-"Our older child came out as transgender, when she was four. Charlie immediately said she was transgender too. She remained consistent, insistent, and persistent for over 11 months, when she demanded to socially transition. “I think our daughter is elated to be expressing herself as a trans girl. I have no idea if this how she will always feel, but she claims that's the case. She can't wait for her hair to grow, and enter kindergarten as a long haired girl. “It's been a challenge. Everyone quickly assumes she just is mimicking her brother. He has received a lot of attention, acclaim, and praise for being so brave and asking to transition. “Being transgender is simply one aspect of her, and definitely not the most interesting. Go out and meet a transgender person. That isn't what is extraordinary about that person, it's just one aspect.” From my project @transcendingself #trans #transkids #transgender #transparent #genderqueer #nonbinary #love #love #love #love #girlgaze #pentax645z #ricohimaging #transisbeautiful #genderneutral #lgbtq
This is Chanel, 18, @trinigyalchanel a transgender girl from Queens, NY. And she is beyond amazing. “I started dressing and looking the complete way I wanted to. It was kind of like a weight being released from my soul and it gave me the invincible feeling and outlook. Of course I still have my certain insecurities but I feel like people get it confused, like if you have insecurities you can’t be confident. I have some insecurities, but I still tell myself and feel that I’m the beatest thing, because I am, and no one can ever destroy that. "I don’t think anyone who is not transgender will even know what it means or what it feels like. When they wake up every morning, for years, not loving themselves and hiding it with confidence, then maybe, but other than that they will never know what if feels like to wake up that way and knowing that you have to go out into this world of people who immediately hate you just for who you are. It’s kind of like being born into hate for no reason you know. "I want more people to know and understand that all trans women don’t all look the same. We all aren’t prostitutes and that we are people just like everyone else. We are all humans living on this earth.” #transyouth #trans #love #trans #transgender #transgender #transisbeatiful #mtf #transteen #genderqueer #nonbinary #transislove #girlgaze #girlgazeproject @girlgazeproject #transparent #pentax645z #ricohimaging #queens
Leo,18, queer trans boy, NYC. Sharing his poem........ @geyavek . He is a brilliant artist poet and musician. one of his poems.. ......... Black boy With History like Her story So broke down Don't know its name or my name our yours (It was something ghetto she said) Do you find persona through screen? Validation in gleam and chrome Where you connect to kin? (Where you store your sores) Tell me /Black boy/ Where do you make your solace? A soft space within all this hardness I found a story in the watered lines on your fingernails Prayer in safe passage and a holy hellfire in the impressions they made Gods grace never burned so slow Aint seen ya like jump scare thought the hood might grab back but soft like pudding like lighting a match underwater like the fallacy of respectability You, Holy Like The ingenuity of Chitlins Gold from dust and gold to blood Seems like they'd sell just about anything these days on the back of a Blackman Like you sold your soul for soles Or was it your mama taught ya they bout the same price didn’t they? #trans #transgender #gay #blackboy #blackpride #ftm #lgbt #nonbinary #queer #strong #africanamerican #transyouth #transisbeautiful #transboy #girlgaze
Davi, 20, Gender neutral, Oakland, Calif. "In my experience being gender neutral, means that I feel very much in the middle and don’t always belong, but also I feel that I am always pushing the gender binary boxes out of the way to not let anything define me and that feels amazing. It is not always easy to be gender neutral because we live in a binary world and I can feel invisible. I try to be loud and proud, so people know I am here and gender neutral folk exist." #genderfluid #gender #nonbinary #genderqueer #genderneutral #trans #transgender #love #power #teens
Audrey*,5, transgender girl, Northern California. Her mom-"Our daughter completely transformed when we accepted her for he true gender. She was no longer shy around others. She also stopped being so sad and withdrawn from others. She started acting more confident with who she was and expressed this to others. “She knew who she was before she could even talk. It was us, her parents, who needed to learn who she was and not just depend on her birth sex. " #transgender #transisbeautiful #genderfluid #transyouth #transgirl #transformation #mtf #transparent #genderrevolution
Sky Noah, 15, transgender male, Germany. "There is no sex education in Germany when it comes to transgender or even homosexuality. At the school corridor (after he came out) people started yelling "you tranny" or when I walked by people they were spitting on the ground and stuff like this. I got bullied in school for years and it stopped in senior year - it's all about self esteem guys! "My mother is using female pronouns and my birth name - it hurts, but sometimes, just sometimes she's calling me with my male name - these are the happiest seconds in the week then. My father just said: "you'll always be my daughter" - no matter if I one day have a beard, short hair or a penis - I think he'd still call me his "daughter."" "Just let me say this ONE thing to you: It gets fucking better. Even if you don't believe it, it gets better. Life is a gift, and you should live as happy as you can. Talk to people, laugh as much as you can, never give up fighting!" #genderqueer #transyouth #genderfluid #transisbeautiful #ftm #trans #transgender #love #itgetsbetter #genderrevolution. #genderevolution
Lilly,12, transgender girl, California. “While other kids are developing, you’re not. You’re either on hormone blockers or you don’t know what to do yet. Also, nobody really has a crush on you, because they think you’re weird or different because they think you’re really not the gender you are. “At the end of the day, people can say what they want about you, but the only voice that matters to you is yours. They just don’t struggle with the things we struggle with.” #transgender #trans #love #transisbeautiful #genderfluid #transyouth #genderqueer #transgirl #transcendingself #transkids #beautiful #strength
A few more days to catch @transcendingself on the @standardvision screen outside the @Marriott in Downtown LA. 10 min after the hour every hour. Till the 29. Thanks to @luciefoundation and @monthofphotola helping me share these beautiful #transgender and #nonbinary youth with #losangeles #trans #transisbeautiful #transyouth #transgender #genderfluid #love #photography #downtownla #genderqueer
My project in the Times today. Link in bio. So grateful to all that made this happen. Read about some brave and important young trans and non binary youth. @nytimes @nytimesphoto @transcendingself #trans #transgender #nonbinary #agender #photostory #transisbeautiful #transyouth #transpride #genderqueer #nytimes
Photos from the project will be presented outside the Courtyard Marriott in downtown LA. From the 23-29. They will run for 10 min every hour starting at 10 min after the hour. Can you send photos? Videos? 901 west Olympic blvd. thank you @luciefoundation @monthofphotola @standardvision #transisbeautiful #trans #transgender #transkids #genderfluid #agender #nonbinary #mopla #monthofphotola #luciefoundation
Kyla and Mya, 18, Los Angeles, CA, non-binary twins Mya- "I think finding my gender has helped me be more open and true to myself. I hide who I am for the most part, but I’m learning how to open up.” Kyla-"growing up, I learned to keep my emotions and fears inside, and expressing my gender to others meant tearing down the walls I had built up around me...but, I am here, and I want the same as everyone else-to be loved, to be accepted, to be comfortable in my own body." #nonbinary #lgbt #genderqueer #transisbeautiful #trans #genderfluid
Chloe,20, Dublin Ireland, transgender female I understand that my gender does not define me or who I am. I refuse to let gender roles and female/male privilege control me. We have used gender for centuries to overpower each other and use our gender as an excuse to get out of doing things that we would prefer not to do. Your gender should not be effected in the workplace, in society, in bathrooms, in relationships. Your gender is your own personal identity. #trans #transgender #transisbeautiful #genderqueer #nonbinary #transgenderrights #lgbt
"Sean",5, transgender boy and his big sister, NYC (written before the election) Mom--Our biggest challenge by far has been in dealing with Sean's public Elementary school. I've really been shocked by the treatment we've gotten from the Principal. I gave the Principal a heads up last spring that Sean may be getting ready to transition to becoming a boy full time. Her response startled me, she made a reference to a previous student who may have been trans and "was outside of normal" or something like that. I was stunned. This entire experience has made me very frustrated but also profoundly sad for the generations upon generations of trans kids that have suffered silently in a system that has declared that they should not been seen nor heard and are not "normal". Annie "sean" was transitioning the weekend I met him. He has since cut his hair, transitioned and is in a new school... #girlgaze #transkids #transgender #trans #nonbinary #transkids #transparent #transparents #ftm #genderqueer
Max, 13, non binary, Max's mom..."Since June of 2015, Max has identified as agender, non-binary. We assured Max that we loved them and we both would do whatever Max needed on this journey. They are not alone." From Max. "I’ve felt non-binary my whole life. I trusted it because it’s the truest feeling I’ve ever had." #love #nonbinary #transgender #agender #genderqueer #genderfluid #transparent #breakthebinary #transkids #iwillfight #theworldisstillgood #ally