Skyler Cooper recites Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, meaning devotion to the Mystic Law of cause and effect through the Buddha's teaching of sound. Cooper leads the morning chant at 194 Gough Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday April 2, 2015. 

Skyler Cooper recites Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, meaning devotion to the Mystic Law of cause and effect through the Buddha's teaching of sound. Cooper leads the morning chant at 194 Gough Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday April 2, 2015. 

 Skyler Cooper edits their film script while talking on the phone with their script doctor at 194 Gough Street in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday April 15, 2015. Freda, Cooper's dog, sleeps in the left corner of the room.

Skyler Cooper edits their film script while talking on the phone with their script doctor at 194 Gough Street in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday April 15, 2015. Freda, Cooper's dog, sleeps in the left corner of the room.

 Skyler Cooper  wipes their head from the heat of the day while working on their script of a 60 minute film in the dining room of Jacqui Naylor's house located at 194 Gough Street in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday April 15, 2015.

Skyler Cooper  wipes their head from the heat of the day while working on their script of a 60 minute film in the dining room of Jacqui Naylor's house located at 194 Gough Street in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday April 15, 2015.

 After house sitting for a friend from the Buddhist community Skyler Cooper walks down the stairs on their way to another friend's house Thursday April 9, 2015.

After house sitting for a friend from the Buddhist community Skyler Cooper walks down the stairs on their way to another friend's house Thursday April 9, 2015.

 Skyler Cooper and Gene Gordon share a moment of joy before a small Othello production presented by The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society in the Dollar Club House in Rossmoor, Calif. Thursday April 9, 2015.

Skyler Cooper and Gene Gordon share a moment of joy before a small Othello production presented by The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society in the Dollar Club House in Rossmoor, Calif. Thursday April 9, 2015.

 Skyler Cooper plays Othello for a crowd of 50 elderly guest  in a small production presented by The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society in the Dollar Club House in Rossmoor, Calif. Thursday April 9, 2015. 

Skyler Cooper plays Othello for a crowd of 50 elderly guest  in a small production presented by The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society in the Dollar Club House in Rossmoor, Calif. Thursday April 9, 2015. 

 Skyler Cooper at a scene in a small production of William Shakespeare's Othello presented by The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society in the Dollar Club House in Rossmoor, Calif. Thursday April 9, 2015. Cooper played Othello for the production. 

Skyler Cooper at a scene in a small production of William Shakespeare's Othello presented by The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society in the Dollar Club House in Rossmoor, Calif. Thursday April 9, 2015. Cooper played Othello for the production. 

 Skyler Cooper drives to the San Francisco VA Medical Center on Clement Street Thursday May 7, 2015. 

Skyler Cooper drives to the San Francisco VA Medical Center on Clement Street Thursday May 7, 2015. 

 Before entering Skyler Cooper's doctor and therapy appointments they chant outside of the San Francisco VA Medical Center with Freda by her side and a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday May 7, 2015.

Before entering Skyler Cooper's doctor and therapy appointments they chant outside of the San Francisco VA Medical Center with Freda by her side and a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday May 7, 2015.

 Skyler Cooper speaks with their metabolic doctor about gender transformation options covered financially by the VA at the San Francisco VA Medical Center Thursday May 7, 2015.

Skyler Cooper speaks with their metabolic doctor about gender transformation options covered financially by the VA at the San Francisco VA Medical Center Thursday May 7, 2015.

 Skyler Cooper exits the San Francisco VA housing facility after their appointments with the doctor and therapist  Thursday May 7, 2015. 

Skyler Cooper exits the San Francisco VA housing facility after their appointments with the doctor and therapist  Thursday May 7, 2015. 

 Skyler Cooper get dressed for Milonga at CellSpace on Bryant Street between 18th and 19th Street Wednesday April  8, 2015. 

Skyler Cooper get dressed for Milonga at CellSpace on Bryant Street between 18th and 19th Street Wednesday April  8, 2015. 

 People come to dance Mailongas at CellSpace on Bryant Street between 18th and 19th Street Wednesday April  8, 2015. 

People come to dance Mailongas at CellSpace on Bryant Street between 18th and 19th Street Wednesday April  8, 2015. 

 Skyler Cooper dances Milonga with Julia Zharova at CellSpace on Bryant Street between 18th and 19th Street Wednesday April  8, 2015. 

Skyler Cooper dances Milonga with Julia Zharova at CellSpace on Bryant Street between 18th and 19th Street Wednesday April  8, 2015. 

 Skyler Cooper tightly embraces Jana Tomsky during a dance at the Golden Age Tango Academy in Mama Art's Cafe Sunday April 26, 2015.

Skyler Cooper tightly embraces Jana Tomsky during a dance at the Golden Age Tango Academy in Mama Art's Cafe Sunday April 26, 2015.

 Skyler Cooper packs up and heads out of a friends house from the buddhist community to move into the next, until Cooper raises enough money to afford a place of their own. Cooper is changing that the success of their film script will get them a house Thursday April 9, 2015.

Skyler Cooper packs up and heads out of a friends house from the buddhist community to move into the next, until Cooper raises enough money to afford a place of their own. Cooper is changing that the success of their film script will get them a house Thursday April 9, 2015.

 Skyler Cooper recites Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, meaning devotion to the Mystic Law of cause and effect through the Buddha's teaching of sound, at a friends house at 194 Gough Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday April 2, 2015. "I'm chanting for a house for Freda and I," Cooper said.

Skyler Cooper recites Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, meaning devotion to the Mystic Law of cause and effect through the Buddha's teaching of sound, at a friends house at 194 Gough Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday April 2, 2015. "I'm chanting for a house for Freda and I," Cooper said.