The Dinosaur SQUAD - Video

A story about Dinosaurs, Pride and the power of allies!

This video is a reading of an intergenerational pride fairy tale called The Roar!!!
The story was written by a 12-year-old trans boy and a 69-year-old trans woman. It explores their real-life journeys to finding pride in their gender identity and themselves. The story metaphor focuses on a herd of dinosaurs who were forbidden from making noise – only to rebel and find their Roar.

The SQUAD concept has generated significant interest and current proposal for funding more SQUADS has been developed and is particularly targeting a LGBTIQ youth suicide cluster in regional Victoria. The intergen fairy tale project was supported through the Dept of Prem and Cabinet – who provided funding for Kindness Pandemic during 2020. The original story – The ROAR!!! – was intended as a book, illustrated by the 12 year old. We produced an animation when we realised how powerful it was. The illustrations lend themselves to colouring in book – we are currently approaching orgs to support us to graphic design the book as a colouring in book.

Included as part of the PRISM program in partnership with Midsumma Festival.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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For more information about the project please see


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WHEN 19 Apr-5 May | Stream on demand


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