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Black River Falls High School, Black River Falls, WI
Senior Semra Sipahioglu is a member of the LGBT community at Black River Falls High School in Wisconsin. As she gradually made the choice to forgo gender norms by wearing her hair short and dressing in men’s clothes, she was supported by her friends and family.
Produced by Lauren Helstad, Mya Long and Lauren Perry, students at Black River Falls High School in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Julie Tiedens.
Mentor support provided by Steve Bayless of Arizona Public Media.