Contact(s): Aja Owens

Image via  Time

Image via Time

Humanizing the TRANS community through videography, photography and literary art 

TRANScribeLIVES is a poetically visual advocacy project that will use the art of poetry, photography and videography to capture the humanistic attributes of individuals within the TRANS community.  

In recent years, so many innocent Trans individuals have been brutally murdered and in light of the Trans Lives Matter movement, I would like to delve deeper into exploring the intricacies of individuals who simply aim to do more than exist or be tolerated within society.  I will document their stories & experiences and create meaningful poetic snapshots that will not illustrate their character, voices and their colorful contributions within society, but also give the entire community an opportunity to see them for who they are. I aim to have this interactive project engage, empower & educate society in the hopes of helping everyone see the value of Trans lives.  After collecting interviews, creating poetry, videos and photographic images, I will compile a book of my collections as well as videos and photos to display at the TRANScribeLives Exhibition.