“Austin Unbound asks audiences to gaze into a normally private journey. I ask myself what kind of gaze is this? What outcome will result from this viewing? Austin takes us on a deeply personal journey. For that I am Grateful.” Ben Bahan, ASL Literature Professor, Gallaudet University
“Austin Unbound wraps social barriers, body issues, and the challenges of an invisible dual minority, into a smart, moving film. It deals with institutionalized gender oppression and the result is one tight, effective documentary that viewers will take in with their eyes and hearts.” Jane Norman, Ph.D., Professor, Communication Studies, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
“Austin Unbound” lets viewers into two little known worlds: Deaf & transgender. Highly likable and accessible, this provocative film employs the Deaf community’s collective approach to exchanging and sharing information in an honest and up-front manner to the advantage of anyone interested in, experiencing, or simply curious about the transition process of a young man.” Jamison Green, Author of Becoming a Visible Man
“Austin Unbound offers a rich life story that invites activists and community members alike to consider how understandings of gender, race, and disability profoundly shape lives and identities in the United States.” Dr. Susan Burch, Historian, Middlebury College