BIG disclaimer: The Genderfork Team debated posting this video due to one ignorantly-written line*. We decided in favor of posting, due to its other redeeming qualities. We hope you enjoy the other 1:49 of the video!
*The line is “…and those who have yet to make up their minds.” Even if we decide to give them the benefit of the doubt and guess that this was intended as tongue-in-cheek, it still seems in poor taste that it is delivered by two cis people. To make matters worse, it’s followed by “crazy,” an ableist term. We hope the song makes up for these shortcomings!
Find out more about how The Living Room Project has grown since this video was made four years ago: “Located in West Oakland, Ca The Living Room Project is a Healing Justice and Community space whose primary purpose is to serve Black & Brown Queer and Trans communities.”
“HEART-BEATS.CA began talking about clothing and fashion in 2013 as a way to also discuss bodies seldom represented in popular culture and online communities; bodies that are fat, bodies that are brown and bodies that are queer—bodies like ours.”
This short documentary also comes with a classroom discussion guide “to help students appreciate the value of inclusion, the strengths they inherit from their cultural heritage, and their own power to create a school climate of aloha—love, honor and respect for all. Based on the true story of a young Hawaiian girl who dreams of leading her school’s all-male hula troupe, and a transgender teacher who empowers her through traditional culture.”