Tech giant Google has created a series of short films to celebrate the lives of transgender people in America for Trans Week.
“…we both celebrate the progress that has been made and reflect on the important work that must continue.”
“At the start of Transgender Awareness Week, we both celebrate the progress that has been made and reflect on the important work that must continue. To help share stories of transgender people as regular people, doing regular things, while also shining a light on the extraordinary daily challenges that community still faces we created #transvoices,” wrote Tea Uglow, a creative director at Google.
The series of short films showcase three remarkable individuals: Mara Kiesling, Evan Young and Jasmine Morrell, who are all using technology to support their communities, build their businesses, and help improve the lives of trans people.
“There are many trans-people that work at Google as well. 2016 saw the first internal trans-conference in New York and trans-Googlers and their allies even created a Trans@Google education program for non-trans employees. As a transitioning Googler people tell me I’m brave, but really I am very lucky to be surrounded by supportive colleagues in an organization committed to creating a workplace where you can bring your whole self to work – even when you’re learning who that self is,” Uglow said.
Transgender Awareness Week is from November 14-20, with the Transgender Day of Remembrance taking place on Sunday.