Susan Kuklin Interviews Transgender Teens for New Book
The book features portraits and candid photographs shot by Kuklin herself. It also contains family pictures.
“Referring to the six teens as ‘my kids,’ Kuklin made it clear that she bonded closely with them during the four years she spent working on Beyond Magenta. ‘I am not objective at all, but am completely passionate about these teens,’ she said. ‘I hope the book shows readers that these teenagers are not stereotypes, but are lovely, interesting, multidimensional individuals from whom they can learn. My ultimate hope is that readers can see reflections of themselves in some facets of these teens. My second hope is that the book will give people more of an understanding when they see someone a bit different from themselves–an understanding that that person is not too different after all.'”