Born male, Teddy Quinlivan found her authenticity as a woman, redefining the borders of gender identity. She is the voice of support for transgender youths of this generation.
When I was growing up I was always extremely attracted to femininity. I was willing to give up everything for it. Living authentically was more important than having friends. I just stopped giving a shit. Coming out as a trans woman I couldn’t just wait for someone to destigmatise what it means to be transgender. I want to be that role model to the transgender girl or boy or whoever in high school is confused and scared and doesn’t have anywhere to turn. Being who you really are is an act of defiance.
Each mutinist personifies the diversity and individuality filtered into Mutiny. As strong defiant women, they accept their differences as they know they make them unique. Their message is that of embracing what makes us unique and authentic. They vocalise their personal manifestos for what it means to be a mutinist.