When a soldier returns home, things have often changed. For Staff Sergeant Michael Waltze, the ultimate change is in his child. While on his tour of duty, his daughter has transitioned and started living her truth. Today he is coming home to surprise her.
Parental love is unconditional. It transcends a person’s memory of their child. The Real Thing is an infinitely stronger bond.
“The short, created by transgender filmmaker Jake Graf, is called Headspace, and deals with a range of trans struggles.
Writer and director Graf already has a rapidly growing list of films – including award-winning short ‘Brace’, another trans-focused story starring trans actors.
Headspace is described by Graf as ‘a rare and intimate glimpse into the trials and tribulations faced by trans folk on a daily basis.’
And it does just this, highlighting how normal, everyday activities for cisgender folks can be painfully difficult for transgender people.”
“‘Headspace’ was shared by Upworthy on Friday afternoon and offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the daily trials and tribulations of trans people across the world. British audiences saw the short film via HuffPost in February amassing 3.5 million online hits and translations into French, Spanish and Russian.”
“A powerful short film has offered an insight into the daily challenges of being trans.
Made in an attempt to promote acceptance and understanding, the film reveals the difficulty of tasks most people take for granted, such as making a phone call or to going to the gym.
The film, named Headspace, was written and directed by Jake Graf and features an all trans cast. “
This is one of my favorite short films.
(Violence, Bullying, Discrimination)
What is depicted in the film is fairly benign, yet I know even small things can be a trigger.