What a wonderful week! Thanks to Upworthy, People Magazine, and becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick, the short documentary I directed is only 100,000 views away from one million. Can you share it and help us spread Eri’s story of courage and compassion?

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Eri Hayward was born and raised in Utah County, comes from a conservative Mormon background, was raised in the LDS Church and even went to Mormon private school – but something wasn’t adding up. Eri was born a boy and it was a slow, painful journey for her to recognize she is transgender. Our friends at OHO Media met with Eri and her close-knit, supportive family this summer, just before she flew to Thailand for sexual reassignment surgery.

"When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it." (Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood)

Stories We Tell (2012), Sarah Polley