Draw with me
ITHAKA FILMS x THE TREVOR PROJECT
'Draw With Me' Tells the Story of a Youth in Transition
Draw With Me is a film directed by Constantine Venetopoulos in collaboration with The Trevor Project about the coming of age of 17-year-old Brendon who identifies as trans. Throughout the film, we learn about Brendon's use of art as a safe outlet for self-expression in the midst of the complex journey of being yourself in a world that disapproves at times. Brendon's story first came to public attention when their aunt publicly supported their decision to transition. The story focuses on the power that comes with freedom of self-discovery, expression and support.
Jennifer Lopez's gender fluid teenage relative will be honored at the Trevor Project gala for their role in the LGBTQ community.
Brendon Scholl, whose mom is Lopez' sister, is just 17 and has already become an activist and the star of a documentary entitled Draw With Me, which shares their transgender journey.
On Monday the high school junior will also be the guest of honor at the annual gala, which raises awareness for suicide and crisis prevention for LGBTQ teens.
The teenager, from Westchester, New York, came out as trans three years ago, but their identity progression hasn't been easy.
Inside teen Brendon Scholl’s struggle with gender-fluid identity
In July 2017, Jennifer Lopez shared an important message with her 75 million Instagram followers: Brendon Scholl, her sister Leslie Ann Lopez’s youngest child, was attending a Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. The star referred to Brendon not as he or she but “they,” a gender-neutral pronoun, which sparked a national discussion about people who identify outside of conventional boundaries of male and female.