What did Melissa dance about during her performance?

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Melissa had initially planned to perform a piece about J’s transition themed “threshold” after Karyn had explained what being transgender really meant. She said that she accepted J for who he was and announced her intention to have a performance based on his transition. However, this infuriated J who held the opinion that Melisa had no business performing on an issue she did not understand. Melisa went ahead and signed J up for a photography exhibition which was to be held at the venue where she was to perform. This too infuriated J but he eventually warmed up to the idea after Melissa assured him that her dance would not be based on his transition and she urged him to exhibit his photographs instead. On the day of the performance, J exhibited a series of his photographs which highlighted transgender issues and attracted an audience to his surprise.  

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I Am J

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