Film 2: Transhood
Sunday, January 8, 2023, 6-9:30pm PST
Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four kids – beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 – as they redefine “coming of age.” These kids and their families reveal intimate realities of how gender is reshaping the family next door in a never-before-told chronicling of growing up transgender in the heartland. The film is a nuanced examination of how families tussle, transform and sometimes find unexpected purpose in their identities as transgender families. Lighthearted and deeply moving, this story teaches us something new about being human.
Robin Cohen, PhD attended UCLA’s graduate program in Clinical Psychology and later became a psychoanalyst at ICP. She is a training and supervising analyst at ICP, as well as Clinical Faculty at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry. In her private practice in Santa Monica, she specializes in trauma, working with individuals with early attachment and current relational trauma. She also focuses on physical trauma and illness, including chronic pain and cancer.
Nicole Nelson, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC is in private practice in Sacramento, CA where she works
with LGBTQIA individuals, neurodiverse individuals, and individuals coping with severe trauma and dissociation. She also co-teaches a class on power and privilege at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles and serves on the institute’s “Task Force to Address Racism and Homophobia.”