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Lindsay Morris, Meadow
Meadow
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Joined
Lindsay Morris, Stillness
Stillness
Lindsay Morris, Life in Pink
Life in Pink
Lindsay Morris, Stonewall
Stonewall
Lindsay Morris, Blissful
Blissful
Lindsay Morris, Climbing
Climbing
Lindsay Morris, Vivid
Vivid
Lindsay Morris, Red Barn I
Red Barn I
Lindsay Morris, Waiting
Waiting
Lindsay Morris, I Am
I Am
Lindsay Morris, Crushed Velvet
Crushed Velvet
Lindsay Morris, Butterfly
Butterfly
Lindsay Morris, Lipstick
Lipstick
Lindsay Morris, Hairspray
Hairspray
Lindsay Morris, Strapless
Strapless
Lindsay Morris, Wardrobe
Wardrobe
Lindsay Morris, Admiration
Admiration
Lindsay Morris, Concrete
Concrete
Lindsay Morris, Runway
Runway
Lindsay Morris, Talent Show
Talent Show
Lindsay Morris, Kindred
Kindred
Lindsay Morris, Target
Target
Lindsay Morris, Pearls
Pearls
Lindsay Morris, Rolling
Rolling
Lindsay Morris, Papa's Hands
Papa’s Hands
Lindsay Morris, Making Up
Making Up
Lindsay Morris, Into The Woods
Into the Woods
Lindsay Morris, Foundation
Foundation
Lindsay Morris, Sovereign
Sovereign
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Lindsay Morris Biography

You Are You documents an annual weekend summer camp for gender-nonconforming children and their families. This camp offers a temporary safe haven, where children can freely express their interpretations of gender alongside their parents and siblings without feeling the need to look over their shoulders.

In 2007, Lindsay Morris began attending the camp with a loved one and has continued to document the camp experience over the last seven years. It was with a great deal of courage that, in 2012, the camp parents and children agreed to have selected images published as a cover article for The New York Times Magazine. This started an important and timely dialogue in a public forum. Since then, the story has been published in France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Australia, and Eastern Europe, demonstrating a common global interest in the predicament of gender-independent youth. Morris writes:

By sharing this unique story, I intend to reach beyond the confines of the camp to contribute to a dialogue about the crucial role that support plays in the lives of gender-nonconforming children. A lack of understanding of gender identity and the ways in which these children express themselves often lead to discrimination. Through these images the viewer will experience something different—a groundbreaking, heart opening place that serves as the backdrop for this important moment in history, where the first gender-creative childhoods are being freely expressed. YouAreYouProject.com

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