“When I was young, I wanted very badly to be a writer, I wanted to be a filmmaker, but I couldn’t find anyone like me in the world and it felt like my dreams were foreclosed upon simply because my gender was less typical than others.”
Lana transitioned in 2002 and went on to team up with her brother to direct the Matrix trilogy of movies which starred Keanu Reeves.
Attending a Human Rights Campaign Fundraiser, Lana spoke of her life as a child and young boy growing up and the harsh experiences she had that molded her into who she has become today. The quote above is taken from that speech and you can read the rest of it in the link below.
I encourage you to read about Lana and get to know her and her work. Because she was able to complete her transition and get on with her life, in addition to her contributions of talent in the world of cinema, Lana is also a productive advocate for the transgender youth movement.