A portrait of Aryan Dimaggio-Hill, a junior student at Rock Bridge High School. Dimaggio-Hill said he knew he was going to be a man since 5 years old. He came out as a trans a year ago when he was a sophomore, but he did not tell his father yet. "I only told him I was guy because he doesn't understand what trans means. If I tell him I am a trans it will be a fight," Dimaggio-Hill said. Photo taken at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Ian Koopman, a senior student at Rock Bridge High School, chats about the poetry he wrote at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Koopman came out as a trans a year ago. What was complexing to him was changing names, changing pronouns and choosing the bathroom. "I remember it really used to like make me uncomfortable having to stare at that gap between the two binary restrooms and be like which one do I chance this time," Koopman said, "But as I’ve gotten a little bit older I’ve started viewing it more practically and it doesn’t bother me as much anymore."
A portrait of Ryan Jones taken in the studio at Lee Hills in Columbia, Missouri on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Jones graduated from Rock Bridge in 2015, and he went to Moberly Area Community College until a couple of months ago. Jones said college is not what he needs now, and he can always go back to school when he finds out what he really wants to study. Jones' grandparents were his main support for his top surgery.
A portrait of Rio Chacon, a sophomore at University of Missouri, taken on the campus of MU on Monday, May 1, 2017. Chacon came out as a trans a year ago and has been taking Testosterone for half a year. Chacon said he picked the name Rio because it's river in Spanish, and it's short and sweet.