Michelle’s story: Giving Tree

Michelle's story: Giving Tree

In her journey, on foot, from Honduras to the United States, Michelle encounters family rejection, transphobia and border patrol. She provides simple directions on how to listen, provide space and solidarity, and believe in yourself.

Read more about Rainbow Caravans of migrants fleeing to the United States to escape transphobic and homophobic political violence and persecution.

Family rejection can also lead youth to run away from home. The National Runaway Safeline can provide support (1-800-Runaway).


The videos were created in a filmmaking workshop led by Outside the Frame and Oregon State University.