February 6-9, 2022

Proper Pronouns

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There are 30 transgender, ordained ministers in the United States; six are in North Carolina. Dawn Flynn, Mykal Shannon, Liam Hooper, and Debra Hopkins are battling narrow-mindedness within the religious community, their families, and NC natives. In order to live their authentic selves, some have thrown their loved ones into personal identity crises. They are bravely preaching from a pulpit despite the danger they face not only as a transgender person living in the South but also as transgender ministers navigating their way through local, state, and national governing bodies who decide what it means to be a human being.

Filmmaker Biography

Former newspaper photographer Meg Daniels (Director, Co-editor), has been telling people’s stories from around the globe for over 20 years. As a native of Upstate New York, she discovered photography at a young age. Over the course of her career, she became a photo essayist and filmmaker, knowing that it was her responsibility to use her storytelling skills as a platform for raising awareness about social justice issues both well-known and shrouded by secrecy.

While a student in the Master of Fine Arts degree in the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University, she won the Student Pitch Competition at the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival and received her degree in Master of Fine Arts Degree in Documentary Filmmaking in 2019. Proper Pronouns, her first feature film, aired on North Carolina’s local PBS station in November 2020. Now on the festival tour, the film has screened in multiple film festivals including Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, and Cucalorus Film Festival.



  • WSLR. Sarasota, FL with Megan Daniels. 2/8/2022
  • East Tennessee State University, Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. Johnson City, TN with Megan Daniels. 2/14/2022
  • Clayton Center for the Arts. Maryville, TN with Megan Daniels. 2/15/2022
  • High Point University. High Point, NC with Megan Daniels. 2/16/2022
  • Western Carolina University, Bardo Center. Cullowhee, NC with Megan Daniels. 2/17/2022
  • Fisk University & Global Education Center. Nashville, TN with Megan Daniels & Manie Robinson. 2/27/2022
  • Tropic Cinema. Key West, FL with Debra Hopkins. 2/28/2022
  • Warren County Public Libraries. Bowling Green, KY with Megan Daniels & Mykal Shannon. 3/1/2022
  • Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA with Megan Daniels & Mykal Shannon. 3/3/2022
  • Coleman Center for the Arts. York, AL with Megan Daniels & Mykal Shannon. 3/4/2022

Online: February 6-9, 2022

Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s). Find your nearest Screening Partner, and register to watch.


Coleman Center for the Arts - York


Gulf Coast Symphony - Ft. Meyers

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Cutler Bay

Tropic Cinema - Key West

WSLR - Sarasota


Georgia Southern University - Statesboro

The City of Hapeville - Hapeville

Oxford College of Emory University - Oxford

Spelman College - Atlanta


Gateway Regional Arts Center - Mt Sterling

Warren County Public Library - Bowling Green

University of Pikeville - Pikeville

North Carolina

High Point University - High Point

John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown

University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Wilmington

Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University - Cullowhee

South Carolina

The Arts Center of Clemson - Clemson

Presbyterian College - Clinton


Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at East Tennessee State University - Johnson City

Global Education Center & Fisk University - Nashville