Do I Have Boobs Now?

In 2015, Victoria-based trans activist Courtney Demone launched the viral online campaign #DoIHaveBoobsNow, in which she posted topless photos of her transition on social media while undergoing hormone replacement therapy. One year later, Courtney revisits the global conversation she catalyzed on social media censorship policies and the sexualization of feminine bodies, and reflects on the impacts of being thrust into the critical spotlight as a visible trans activist and queer feminist.

Festivals Slamdance, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, BFI Flare, Inside Out, MIX Copenhagen Queer Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and 15+ other film festivals across the globe. OUTtv People's Choice Award for Best Short Film at VQFF 2017.

Team

Milena Salazar  Director | Producer | Editor

Milena Salazar is a Costa Rican filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. Her first film, Mars Barb, premiered at the 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival and was presented in festivals across North America, including the 2015 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival. She is a 2016 Hot Docs documentary Channel Doc Accelerator Fellow.

Joella Cabalu  Director | Producer

Joella Cabalu is a Filipino-Canadian Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker. In June 2015, Cabalu delivered her first broadcast documentary It Runs in the Family as a producer, director and writer. In 2016, the film premiered at the Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival in Ontario and screened in major markets in the United States including San Francisco and New York, winning Audience Choice Awards at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Links

Dear Facebook and Instagram, I'm a trans woman starting hormones. Are you going to censor me? by Courtney Demone (Mashable)

Meet the Women Fighting for Your Right to See Boobs Online by Polina Bachlakova (Girls Are Awesome)

(Dis)Advantage of Chest, Breast, Boobs by Natasha Chang

Follow the conversation online #DoIHaveBoobsNow @DoIHaveBoobsNow