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This Hair Stylist Is Helping Trans Youth Transform Into Their Authentic Selves

"Affirmative action has a new face after the election results,"

A powerful new documentary is following the stories of six transgender and gender-nonconforming youth as they share their thoughts and experiences while receiving affirming makeovers.

Throughout “Transformation,” genderqueer hair stylist Madin Lopez of ProjectQ discusses the nuances of these six individuals’ lives while transforming their images through the power of makeovers. Topics tackled include non-binary and gender-queer identities, queer homelessness and community building among LGBTQ people today.

“Affirmative action has a new face after the election results,” Lopez told The Huffington Post. “We have to take action in order to create affirmation. If you’ve ever felt like the other, I hope that this film will inspire you to fight for visibility. Your voice is unique, use it!”

Check out the trailer for “Transformation” above. The documentary will be available for viewing on MTV’s Facebook page beginning at 10:15 pm ET on Thursday night.

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