Episode 15: COMING OUT AS NON-BINARY AND TRANSFORMING THE NARRATIVE THROUGH FILM WITH BO BEAUFILL

**TRIGGER WARNING** This episode covers sensitive subject matter and is not suitable for all listeners. If this topic could be a trigger for you, listen to this episode with a friend, a sibling, a loved one or a parent so you can talk about any emotions that come up for you. The contents of this episode are not intended to replace therapy and should not be taken as such. If you need immediate help, please call the crisis hotline listed below in our resources.

In this week’s episode, I sit down with Bo Beaufill, a student by day, filmmaker and activist by night. 

They are best known for their film “They/Them” — which has more than two million downloads on YouTube. Bo’s other work focuses on mental health, the LGBTQ+ community, and prisoner rights.

Bo has more than 13k subscribers on YouTube, and their films and content spark conversation, insight and healing within the LGBTQ+ community.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • What it means to identify as non-binary
  • How they came out as bisexual and then as non-binary
  • How Bo has always seen people and situations as neutral
  • Their internalized homophobia, battle with self-harm and attempted suicide
  • The story of getting into script writing and how Bo produced their first short film on YouTube
  • The challenges Bo has faced and continues to face as non-binary in today’s world
  • Coming out to their parents and family

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