Jono Vaughan’s Project 42 is more than an ambitious artistic endeavor. It’s a conduit, using beauty to highlight a serious issue — the violent deaths of transgender individuals.
Transgender women are four times more likely to become homicide victims compared with the general female population. According to the Human Rights Campaign, advocates tracked 28 deaths of transgender people from violence in 2017. It’s considered to be the deadliest year for trans women in the past decade.