Interview of Kai Pelton

Kai Pelton is a co-facilitator of the Trans-Generational Theatre Project, acommunity initiative in NYC for trans-folk. Here, the 21 year old New York City native describes their journey as a trans person of color from the perspective of a lifelong fine and performing artist who emphasizes natural expression. This interview takes you through Kai’s coming-of-age transformation from an "awkward caterpillar" who is unsure of who they were to a "beautiful butterfly" who realizes their authentic self through emotional and energetic expression and gender fluidity.

Date of Interview:

July 17, 2017

Location of Interview:

Brooklyn, New York

Place of birth:

New York, New York



Interviewed by

Elliott Maya

Summary by

Sydnee Novack