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Growing up as a queer, Chinese-American woman, I was taught and socialized to make myself as small as possible. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the power and importance of being disruptive and making space for myself. "Dog Story" is about the violence of growing up within the gender binary, and how deeply that harm is internalized. The film follows Jo not only navigate her changing body and identity, but also start to assert herself in a world that wasn’t made for her.