Humanequin was a theatrical piece that informed, educated and celebrated the lives of trans* young people in Wales. It combined a film, performance, and Q&A that explored real life stories, reflecting upon personal journeys and experiences, the joys, laughter and low points, discrimination and fears that young trans* people in Wales face on a daily basis. The project was a partnership between Youth Cymru’s Trans*Form project and Mess Up The Mess.
In July, 8 young people took to the stage and bravely performed and shared their stories. The piece was created and informed by 23 trans* young people across Wales supported by a team of professional artists.
Humanequin was first shown in Bridgend College during Pivotal Conversation’s Mental Health Conference to youth workers, teachers and other professionals before being performed in front of 120 young people from Radyr Comprehensive School in Cardiff. Humanequin was also performed to over 120 people in an event supported by the Wales Millennium Centre.
The short documentary created by and featuring the stories of trans young people is available on YouTube here
You can listen to a podcast of the young people’s workshop from the Pivotal Conversation conference here