Our project co-director Dr Jana Funke worked with a group of young trans* people aged 13-19 from Gendered Intelligence and artist Jason Barker to create the comic Transvengers.
This project responded to some of the themes and personalities in the Institute of Sexology exhibition at Wellcome Collection, informed by their own experiences as young trans people. The aim was to create a lighted hearted response to some really complicated ideas, in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.
Each person designed their own Transvengers character who travels back in time to challenge key sexologists and their ideas – many of which continue to shape society’s thinking about sex and gender today.
You can view the comic online here.
Transvengers is a Wellcome Collection Youth Programme project.
* Someone who (at least partially) disagrees with the gender they were assigned at birth.