This important film highlights the struggles trans people face daily – watch


Titled Headspace, the film gives an insight into the challenges trans people face daily and stars a fully inclusive, all-trans cast.

It covers something as daily as using a public toilet or visiting a doctor – each a difficult social conversation for a transgender person fearing exposure, embarrassment, or violence. Headspace challenges the idea that once someone has reached a full transition that all discrimination or feelings of anxiety disappear.

Those seen on screen include Laith Ashley, Captain Hannah Winterbourne, Jake Graf himself and Munroe Bergdorf – the activist known most recently for her ongoing fight in challenging racism in the beauty industry.

The short has been viewed over four and a half million times, marking it as a public success.

In writing the description Jake says: “Headspace offers an as-yet-unseen insight into the everyday transgender experience, and will hopefully promote much-needed acceptance and understanding.”

Headspace is another milestone in LGBT representation in cinema revealing that trans men and women face challenges that others are typically privileged to never experience themselves.

Related: 11 questions with Munroe Bergdorf: The LGBT+ trailblazer and activist defying your limitations



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