She’s Not a Boy

Tatenda Ngwaru left Zimbabwe with sixty dollars and the hope that she would finally find a place she belonged. But for an asylum-seeking intersex woman, even a diverse, queer-friendly city like New York is a hard place to make home.

This film was published on The Atlantic.


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Yuhong Pang, born and raised in China, is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. Prior to Columbia, she interned at The Wall Street Journal and China Global Television Network. Her work has been published on The Wall Street Journal, The Diplomat, NationSwell and broadcasted on Beijing Television.

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Robert Tokanel is a documentary filmmaker currently working as a digital producer for He has previously made educational films about the Holocaust and the Reconstruction Era and reported from Jordan and Turkey. His work has been published on The New York Times Learning Network and