There is a lack of qualitative and strengths-based knowledge about the lived experience of transgender women of color in the US. To address this research gap, a Photovoice project was undertaken with five transgender women living in a small urban area. Thematic analysis of the participants’ discussion of their photographs identified three major themes: hope, courage, and resilience. Analysis suggests a framework for understanding these women’s lived experiences and the psychosocial tools that they use to negotiate their daily lives and persevere in the face of interpersonal and structural oppression.
Transgender Women, Photovoice, Hope, Courage, Resilience, Women of Color
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Ruff, N., Smoyer, A. B., & Breny, J. (2019). Hope, Courage, and Resilience in the Lives of Transgender Women of Color. The Qualitative Report, 24(8), 1990-2008. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol24/iss8/11