Not Just Trans | Leonid Eichfield | TEDxDirigo by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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We all self-identify in myriad ways, so why is it that some identifiers become seemingly more important to other people than the ones that matter most to us? Leonid Eichfeld implores us, with impassioned articulation, to look beyond the fact that he's trans and give equal weight to his enjoyment of biking, his drawing and writing skills, his place on the swim and tennis teams, his drumming, and his guitar playing.

Currently a sophomore at Baxter Academy in Portland, Leo is not just trans but a rich and complicated amalgamation of things, just as each of the rest of us are.

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