On behalf of International Women’s Day I have to give a shout out to Sydney Freeland, Transgender Navajo (Dine’) writer/director. She is behind the short “Hoverboard” as well as the feature “Drunktown’s Finest”. Drunktown’s Finest has 36 speaking roles, 32 of which are filled by Indigenous actors. Additionally, women of color in film make up less than 1% of directors - what Sydney has done is amazing.
Posting this yet again for Transgender Day of Visibility! Sydney is my sister and I’m nothing short of blessed to have her in my life as family. She inspires me and I know she inspires a lot of other people, especially members of the Native American LGBTQ community.