Transcending Gender Project

$2,070 of $25k goal

Raised by 34 people in 22 months
At some point in our lives, most of us have been expected to behave a certain way, be a certain way, or told we can or cannot do something based on our gender. Rhys Harper believes this is something most everyone can relate to, and as a transgender person, believes these gendered expectations affect everyone – not just transgender and gender non-conforming people. 

In January 2014, Rhys began a photographic series that he had been conceptualizing for some years called The Transcending Gender Project. In late 2014, he spent three weeks driving around the country creating photographs that celebrate the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming people across the United States.

They are doctors, students, musicians, cat rescuers, fire captains, social workers, veterans, neighbors, brothers, sisters, and parents. Their stories are powerful and aim to show that there are experiences we all share as humans that transcend the boundaries of gender.

To continue growing and moving forward with this project, Rhys needs travel funds and equipment. (He is currently using a 5 year old DSLR and lights that sometimes work... and sometimes don't. Many of you he has photographed can attest to this!) In order to begin scheduling more shoots and travel, he needs this funding. 

With this funding, Rhys plans to photograph at least 1,000 more people so more of our stories may be shared with the world.

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$2,070 of $25k goal

Raised by 34 people in 22 months
Created April 9, 2015
$50
Anonymous
17 months ago
$100
Kori Ashton
19 months ago

Love to see this kind of project for our community! yep - we support this. www.yepthreads.com

KM
$25
Kristine McCormick
20 months ago
$50
Brooke Jordan
20 months ago

Hi Rhys! I've been meaning to do this for a while. I'm happy to contribute to your wonderful project!

AB
$30
Alexis Busalacchi
20 months ago
JO
$400
Jennifer O'Brien
20 months ago
DJ
$150
Dr. Brandi Jackson
20 months ago

Keep up the amazing work!

$25
Liz Loxley
20 months ago

Good luck!

$50
Terri Cook
20 months ago

I love you and this project! Keep doing good things and changing the world!

AL
$20
Adrienne Lee
20 months ago
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