Over the past year, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and filming Kimberly Shappely and her 7 year old daughter Kai, who have been contending with a rigid, conservative community in Pearland, Texas while they fight for transgender rights for Kai.
I’m happy to announce this project dear to my heart has been released by the ACLU in partnership with Conde Nast’s LGBTQ+ platform, them.
In less that two weeks, the video has received over 850K views and has already opened hearts and minds based on the outpouring of positive feedback. The film had a super team: it was directed by Daresha Kyi, produced by Lindsey Dryden and Shaleece Haas, and edited by Jamie Boyle.
I invite you to check out their amazing story: