When Charlie was studying abroad in Italy as a college student, he went with trepidation to a small hole-in-the-wall barber shop worried that the barber would discover he was trans. The barber ended up giving Charlie what would become a life-changing and affirming haircut.
Years after we first filmed his story, Charlie updates us on his life. Now, instead of seeking safety by being stealth, he finds empowerment and strength by ensuring others know his trans identity.
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