This morning I woke up to a TIME cover story about the trans movement being at a tipping point and seeing my dear friend and sister Laverne Cox on the cover. Such a major media moment for a trans woman of color to be visible and vocal in this way, helping spark multiple conversations about identity, about the intersection of race, class, gender and so much more. 
The cover story is not available online (you must purchase the magazine or get a digital subscription) but a behind-the-scenes video and Q&A with Laverne is.

This morning I woke up to a TIME cover story about the trans movement being at a tipping point and seeing my dear friend and sister Laverne Cox on the cover. Such a major media moment for a trans woman of color to be visible and vocal in this way, helping spark multiple conversations about identity, about the intersection of race, class, gender and so much more. 

The cover story is not available online (you must purchase the magazine or get a digital subscription) but a behind-the-scenes video and Q&A with Laverne is.

Both my tumblrs were trending over the weekend on tumblr. 
Submit your story to I AM #REDEFININGREALNESS.
It’s the trendy thing to do. 

Both my tumblrs were trending over the weekend on tumblr. 

Submit your story to I AM #REDEFININGREALNESS.

It’s the trendy thing to do. 

Trans women featured in a celebratory space in Marie Claire magazine.
They applaud Redefining Realness’ bestsellers status as well as feats accomplished by Carmen Carrera, Laverne Cox and Laura Jane Grace. 
#girlslikeus Takeover!

Trans women featured in a celebratory space in Marie Claire magazine.

They applaud Redefining Realness’ bestsellers status as well as feats accomplished by Carmen Carrera, Laverne Cox and Laura Jane Grace. 

#girlslikeus Takeover!

Today, I’m featured in a New York Times Style piece about the undeniable presence of trans artists (including Zackary Drucker, Rhys Ernst, Laverne Cox and Valentijn de Hingh) in our culture. 
Elated that the success of Redefining Realness is highlighted as one of those landmark cultural moments. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/fashion/the-growing-transgender-presence-in-pop-culture.html

Today, I’m featured in a New York Times Style piece about the undeniable presence of trans artists (including Zackary Drucker, Rhys Ernst, Laverne Cox and Valentijn de Hingh) in our culture. 

Elated that the success of Redefining Realness is highlighted as one of those landmark cultural moments. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/fashion/the-growing-transgender-presence-in-pop-culture.html

Can’t make Tuesday’s convo w/ me + @LaverneCox at my alma mater NYU? Watch live online! RSVP: http://ow.ly/ujp99

Can’t make Tuesday’s convo w/ me + @LaverneCox at my alma mater NYU? Watch live online! RSVP: http://ow.ly/ujp99

FREE CeCe documentary

Give all the coins!

(Source: missdorotheabrooke)

godspeedintotheabyss:

Please tell me I’m not the only one who thought this?

Too cute.

godspeedintotheabyss:

Please tell me I’m not the only one who thought this?

Too cute.

I'm a Trans Woman, but Please Stop Asking Me About My Genitalia

My editorial for Elle magazine on the media’s genital-gazing and the undeniable bawse-ness of Laverne Cox & Carmen Carrera’s Katie Couric show appearance. 

Politicos and cultural figures to Watch in 2014, including Janet Mock & Laverne Cox

Grateful to Aisha Moodie-Mills for mentioning me and my book Redefining Realness on her 2014 watchlist on MHP Show today, alongside Olivia Pope + Laverne Cox.

"She’s redefining how we think about black women in our society," Aisha said of me. 

AWARDEES ANNOUNCED!

hirstory:

2013 Art Awards trophies

It is a great honor to present the awardees of the first annual 2013 MOTHA Art Awards! With just under 2700 votes and over 400 nominees throughout all categories, the individuals and the projects listed below have been chosen to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the…

Loving the depth of artists highlighted on the 2013 MOTHA Art Awards, particularly those I’m lucky to call my sisters + siblings: KOKUMO, Laverne Cox, Monica Roberts, Jen Richards, Miss Major documentary crew, Amos Mac and many many more