The Latino transgender community suffers from high levels of discrimination that include racism and homophobia. Many of them come to New York City running away of the intolerance and violence against their sexual condition in many countries in Central and Latin America.
I truly believe that is important explore the challenges and resistance of transgender Latinas as they face discrimination and cope with the psychological consequences of their personal histories of violence, discrimination and sex work. This work documents political organization by transgender Latinas, and includes intimate portraits of these women in their home, coupled with interviews about their past and current perspectives. My approach emphasizes portraying these women as strong and resilient, worthy of respect, rather than simply as victims deserving of pity or as undesirables who should be deported.