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Carolyn Marie

"The Switch" YouTube Movie

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This short movie is written, directed, financed by, and stars trans folks.  It's a comedy about a young Canadian trans woman and the people she meets while battling for success.  Check it out!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ1IxG09ymU

 

 

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