Every trans young person has their own story; the stories told by our film Incoming Transmissions are just a few of them. We know trans young people are more than just the same few stories that get told over and over in the media—we want to make space for them to tell their own stories, to explore their hopes and dreams, and to show their immense creativity and passion.
The Proud Trust and the National Trans Youth Network asked trans young people to create art pieces imagining possible futures, whether it was a painting of your youth group in ten years, a film about being the first non-binary person on Mars, or clothes designed for an agender fashion show. We wanted young people to tell us through their art what their hopes and ideas for the future were. What do they want to see happen for trans young people next year, in ten years, in a hundred years? What will gender look like for them, in the future?
From these art pieces, created by both individual young people and the Proud Trust trans youth groups, a panel of four trans artists then selected pieces to display in our Future Transmissions exhibitions, currently showing at The Proud Place in our Training Room.
In 2023, we will be launching a digital exhibition of these art pieces on our website right here – keep an eye out!