My boy Tupelo turned two, and I invited his best friends over to romp in the yard and eat puppy ice cream.
Ah, I had almost forgotten how good it feels when complete strangers open up and allow me to tell their stories. Thank you - Charline, T.J., Tonne, and Keena - for trusting, and reminding me why I love what I do.
"Some people understand immediately and just naturally support it, while others have a really hard time. The human condition has been taught for so long to think negatively toward certain people, whether it's their religion, color of their skin, their sex, or their gender. So, it's learning how to undo those necessary fears, and we have a long way to go."
Athena del Aenor, 41, Owner of LadyHawk Transportation Services
part of a larger project on Asheville's thriving transgender community