“Invisibility is indivisible from visibility.”

Lana Wachowski at TIFF, 8 September 2012, by jwjensen

Lana Wachowski at TIFF, 8 September 2012, by jwjensen

“We became acutely aware of the preciousness of anonymity, understanding it as a form of virginity. Anonymity allows you access to civic space, to a form of participation in public life, to an egalitarian invisibility that neither of us was prepared to give up… Invisibility is indivisible from visibility. For the transgender [person], this is not simply a philosophical conundrum. It can be the difference between life and death.

— Lana Wachowski, film director