IN THE TURN follows Crystal, a 10-year-old transgender girl growing up in rural Canada, as she navigates the difficult and complicated world that surrounds her. Tormented at school by teachers and peers alike, she faces daily assaults in the form of insults and physical altercations.
The film documents Crystal’s journey as she and her family struggle against the challenges of prejudice, hatred and ignorance. After being denied the right to join local athletics teams due to her gender, Crystal and her mom serendipitously discover the Vagine Regime, an international queer collective of roller derby players comprised of people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and identities. The Vagine Regime not only accepts Crystal, but actively supports her journey. Crystal emerges from exclusion into empowerment: she steps out of the shadows and onto the track.
When: Tuesday, May 19th at 7pm
Where: YWCA Senior’s Centre Auditorium – 75 MacNab Street South
Cost: FREE event!
All genders welcome!
Accessibility – The event is physically accessible, including washrooms.
May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May is Sexual Violence Prevention Month