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i'm passionate about creating honest + complex trans narratives through writing, performance, & film.


from curating my lambda literary finalist anthology for trans inclusion in the #metoo movement, to Developing a tv series inspired by my homeland, to building "the ship we built" (2020) from a text message into a novel with dial at penguin random house - i create pieces that transition and grow alongside me. & currently create in fellowship with the jerome hill artist fellowship

my work specifically with transgender survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse has received accolades from the founders of the trevor project, the new york times, RAINN, the ali forney center, ONe love, sounds of saving, male survivor, and MORE. i've been honored with membership in rainn's national leadership council to speak publicly on the many forms of justice survivors deserve. 

My storytelling career began in 2012, when I curated and self-published my first anthology full of letters that people wrote to their body parts. I have been interviewed by and written for a large number of publications, including Teen Vogue, Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, Bitch Magazine, Them, Bust Magazine, Huffington Post, Logo's New Now Next, Kirkus ReviewsAutostraddle, ThrillistThe Detroit News, Lambda LiteraryThe Feminist Wire, Toi Magazine and more. My writing has also been transformed into four experimental films. Full and Trans Boy Remember, both of which have played at festivals across Europe. An animated version of The Ship We Built, premiering at the Locomoción Festival de Animación in Mexico City, is now being adapted for a feature length film. My most recent, A Scavenger Hunt For People Loneliest In Their Own Homes, was commissioned by Price Hill Will and had its international premier this fall at the Indie Short Awards Cannes, where it also received the award for Best Experimental Short, and had its public premiere in Teen Vogue. I am currently in pre-production for my first feature-length documentary - What Will I Become? Co-directed by Logan Rozos, the film weaves together the stories of three trans boys who died by suicide and the those who are surviving the suppression and isolation that comes with binary masculinity, while offering resources and imagination for a way forward.

My essays, poems, books, and short films have also been presented at well over a hundred venues, including the famous Bluestockings and The Strand in NYC, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, MitSprache: The German Council of Victims and Survivors' Expert Committee of the Independent Commissioner for Child Sexual Abuse Issues, as well as barns, blackbox theaters, cafeterias, universities through two self-organized international tours of creative writing workshops and performances inspired by my writing and experiences. With this, I have been in partnership with countless transition homes, rehab centers, and non-profits, such as Black & Pink, RAINN, Home in Budapest, and Slutwalk Johannesburg and have received additional support from the Sundress Writing Residency and Retreat for Survival and Healing in Knoxville, the Gibney Dance Institute for Community Action Training in New York, the Jane Hoppen Residency at Paragraph New York, and the Bookshop Santa Cruz Residency at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods.  

For acting! I currently study The Barrow Group approach! My work has ranged from indie short films, to roller skatin' as your music video muse, to a national ad that was also featured in Times Square. I often land roles of people and creatures who are lost, one who shows up and changes things, or one with a big secret. Most recently, I play Maddy - a non-binary teenager navigating family structure and isolation - in the Columbus feature They/Them/Us premiered at the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood with Dances with Films Festival. I also made my TV debut with Modern Love! Both projects premiered in fall of 2021. For more recent projects and updates, read the lil red box on this page! 


1.) I love thinking of fake band names, particularly with two loved ones both named David.

2.) I cried the last time I watched 13 Going On 30

3.) I got toilet paper stuck to my roller skate at the fourth grade Halloween Party, and three years later I won the gold metal in my division at the USA Roller Sports National Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

I'm very good at the game "Two Truths and a Lie." Lucky for you, I just gave you three truths. 



-Stay tuned for collaborations on The Ship We Built! Including, Rutgers University, CUNY, Arizona State University, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and University of Minnesota 

-Most recently: It's On Us, TRANSforming Gender Conference, SARU Night Out at Johns Hopkins University, Michigan Organization of Adolescent Sexual Health's BAMM Pride Summit, and the Manhattan Farm School


-Winner for Best Experimental Film at Indie Shorts Awards Cannes in France, Semifinalist at the Academy-Award qualifying Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, and LGBTQ Award winner from Indie Cinema Magazine. Official Selection for Athens Digital Arts Festival and Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival in Greece, Sardinia Film Festival in Italy, NoWhere Festival in South Korea, and the Hollywood Shorts Festival for A Scavenger Hunt For People Loneliest In Their Own Homes 

-​Semi-Finalist in Tulip Tree Review's DISTRUPTORS Contest for narrative non-fiction essay, "It's Not a Word. It's a Story."

-Written on the Body as theIt's On Us first ever book pick of the month. 

-Awarded with a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship - "supporting Minnesota or NYC-based artists, early in their careers, who generate and create bold, innovative and risk-taking new work that explores and/or challenges conventional artistic forms" - along with entry into the MAP Fund’s Scaffolding for Practicing Artists Program.

-Awarded by the Trans Justice Funding Project for the making of my first feature length documentary co-directed with Logan Rozos, What Will I Become?

-Awarded as a 2021 Michigan Notable Book by The Library of Michigan for The Ship We Built and interviewed here by the Manager of Special Collections. A ceremony to come in 2022. 

-Scholarship for Circle Facilitation Training with Hidden Water completed this fall


-Featured in Survivor-to-Survivor segment of Lifetime's Aly Raisman: From Darkness to Light. 

-A comprehensive interview with PRIDE, "Lexie Bean Hopes to Change the Trans Narrative with New Book" and Johns Hopkins University's News-Letter,"SARU hosts Lexie Bean at its annual Night Out event."

-A Scavenger Hunt For People Loneliest In Their Own Homes international premiere at Indie Shorts Awards Cannes and public premiere in Teen Vogue, "This Short Film Is a Resource for Domestic Abuse Survivors During the Holidays"

-They/Them/Us, where I play the supporting role of Maddy, is now available for streaming. It premiered at the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood with the Dances With Film Films Festival - LA's truest indie festival. They/Them/Usalso recently won Best Feature Comedy at the San Diego International Film Festival and Best Low Budget Feature at the Paris Independent Film Festival. 

-An epic immersive eight-room installation in Brooklyn inspired by locations and themes of The Ship We Built - future showings to be considered. 

-Two Teen Vogue articles republished and translated for Turkish LGBTQ+ publication, Velvele

-A forum I'm co-hosting for trans masculine+ survivors of sexual abuse alongside Male Survivor as an extension of the What Will I Become? documentary. 


-I have new acting and performance representation with A3's NY Emerging Artist Branch. So grateful to be in collaboration with you! 

​-For writing, I'm currently immersed in the screenplay adapations of The Ship We Built and several personal essays, as well as beginning my next books, one YA and the other for adults. 

-My first feature length documentary, What Will I Become?, co-directed by Logan Rozos, is now in production. We most recently wrapped shoots in the Tri-State area, North Carolina, Colorado, as well as our first editing retreat. Next is a longer shoot in Southern California. 

-I've been doing a fun and meaningful roller skating and violin collaboration with Suzie Collier! We are now piecing the video together, and so excited to show you when it's done!

-I recently recontinued my Patreon, where you can support me directly and also join for very informal writing workshops! I am also occasionally leading independent 3-week survivor-centric storytelling workshops. Here is the link for future opportunities.