Transgender Youth & Sports: A Critical Inquiry into Narrating Self-Advocacy
States are requiring trans youth to participate in PE and sport based on their sex-assigned-at-birth rather than their gender identity. This project counters these efforts through a youth-driven, story-based public education campaign.
Participants will analyze how trans youth stories have the potential to disrupt structural inequalities, both on and beyond the playing field, by asking: What kind of stories gain traction with which audiences, and why? How does participation in story-based advocacy affect the health and well-being of narrators?
Madelaine Adelman| Professor, School of Social Transformation
Trey Jenkins | Doctoral Student, School of Social Work
Isaac Akapnitis | Doctoral Student, School of Social Work
Rebekah Cheyne | Videographer Sr and Faculty Associate, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Brandon Garcia | Undergraduate Student, Barrett, The Honors College
Kiahra Jones | Undergraduate Student, Barrett, The Honors College
Nayeli Zarate | Undergraduate Student, Barrett, The Honors College