Politicians and parents, artists and gardeners, veterans and nurses; a community is made of many. Transgender South Dakotans are just as much a part of that community, but their stories often get overlooked.​​​​​​​
Gabi Olson is one of 34 licensed falconers in South Dakota, only seven of whom are female. At 16 years old, she and just one other share the distinction of being the youngest falconers in the state.
"It’s unlikely for me to find anybody with the same experiences," said Olson. "And that’s difficult when you’re at this age where all you want is to be liked by everybody."
"I don't think there's a woman on this team who is just out to be like the guys," said Jen Reinke. "I don't think it has to be equal to or better than a man's game, it's just something we like to do that a lot of these girls have dreamed of for years."​​​​​​​
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