Mission, goals, credits/people involved


I AM: Trans People Speak is a project to raise awareness
about the diversity that exists within transgender communities. It
gives a voice to transgender individuals, as well as their families,
friends, and allies.

Together we can make our own media and continue to make a positive change in the representation of transgender people. We do this by
focusing on the full individual. Transgender people come from a range
of experiences and backgrounds, including age, race, ethnicity, gender
expression, and sexual orientation.

This is the space to empower yourself and your community by sharing
your own experiences.


This project will allow transgender people, family members, friends,
and allies to:

-Empower themselves through sharing their own stories and speaking for

-Be visible by participating in a nation-wide project

-Show the diversity of backgrounds and experiences that exist within
trans communities

-Provide a forum to learn about, connect with, and find support
through the stories of other community members

-Educate the public about the reality of transgender peoples lives and the unique challenges they face due to pervasive bias, stereotypes, and misunderstanding.

I AM: Trans People Speak Development Team

I AM: Trans People Speak is a project developed and designed by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.

Concept Development:

Jesse Begenyi

Gunner Scott

Website Design:

Nancy Nangeroni

Jack Turner Qualls

Graphic Design and Print Materials:

Jack Turner Qualls

Filming and Production:

Jesse Begenyi

Logo Design:

Infinity Graphics

In partnership with:
National Center for Transgender Equality State Street Bank

Thank you to all of the participants, MTPC staff, interns, and the MTPC steering committee.  Special thank you to Laura Kiritsy, Rachel Zall, Erica Kaufman, and Sophia Glass for all your work on the first Massachusetts-based part of the I AM: Trans People Speak project.