WE ARE THE YOUTH book by Laurel Golio and Diana Scholl is out now.
WE ARE THE YOUTH is an ongoing photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the United States.
I received my copy a couple of weeks back and have been compelled to go back again and again to look over the portraits. They are considered, still and gentle. Golio uses her lens to cultivate attention and searches the identities of the subjects before her. As a reader your eyes shift easily from subject to story. I will be going back to this book many times so don’t expect it to gather dust any time soon.
Blake, Age 17, Charlotte, NC
Becoming homecoming king is kind of the only normal teenage dream I’ve had. I was really surprised, though, that I was nominated. I didn’t think it was attainable because I’m trans. But now I feel like I could get it. I’m taking the steps that need to be made for progress among the transgender community. I’m just trying to make the “T” in “LGBT” not so silent.
Get your copy here.