Krystal Summers: 'I'm from Laurel, Miss.'

Posted on 30 Apr 2010 at 12:22pm

Today I came across the website ImFromDriftwood.com, a site that is working to gather together the stories of individual LGBT people from all over the world.

The site operators say their purpose is to show LGBT teens (and other lonely, isolated LGBT people) that they really aren’t alone, that there are others like them out there in towns big and small, all across the globe.

One of the stories on the site is a video clip of Krystal Summers, the trans actress and entertainer from Dallas who stars in Israel Luna’s film “Ticked-Off Tr***ies With Knives,” talking about growing up in a Southern Baptist home in Laurel, Miss., as “a little girl trapped in a little boy’s body.”

It’s not all weepy and dramatic and emotional. Krystal just talks very plainly about what it’s like to be different. And her story really hits home.

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