"As a storyteller, I’m drawn to exploring and confronting stereotypes and celebrating the resilience of those like Andy who have learned to live authentically and find freedom in their own skin," says director Gillian Zinser of Sousa, who also founded Bad Boy Ballet, an online initiative that raises awareness of and provides a community for male ballet dancers.

"I hope Andy’s voice might inspire an audience to not only expand our understanding and ideas around gender, but to pursue our true voices amidst the noise of societal pressures, archaic definitions, and false leadership."

Gillian Zinser's new short film is out on NOWNESS now. Read the full write up and watch the film here.