Annabel Clark is a documentary and portrait photographer based in Seattle and New York City. Born and raised in California, she received her BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design. During her final term at Parsons, she photographed her...
"I'm not the Obamacare kid anymore." When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law at the White House in 2010, 11 year old Marcelas Owens stood by his side. Now she is a transgender teen who recently came out to her family and friends. For CNN Digital
Marcelas Owens keeps a reminder of the "old Marcelas" in her familys living room. President Obama signed the picture, "To Marcelas. You helped make history at an early age. Barack Obama".Â For CNN Digital
Gretchen Sloan, Marcelas Spanish teacher, shows her class the famous photo of Marcelas as the Obamacare kid six years ago. Marcelas says most of her classmates are too young to remember all the fuss over Obamacare and werent impressed with her involvement in one of the nations most divisive political issues.Â For CNN Digital
Marcelas is welcomed by members of the Washington Community Action Network, which brought Marcelas to the White House Obamacare ceremony six years ago. This is the first time group members have seen Marcelas since she openly identified as transgender.Â For CNN Digital
Marcelas Owens, 17, at her home in Seattle, Washington. A photo of Marcelas and Barack Obama hangs on the wall behind her and is signed by Obama "To Marcelas- You helped make history at an early age! Barack Obama".Â For CNN Digital