So proud to be a small part of this major issue, where I’m called a “hashtag hero” for #girlslikeus. Thanks Amos, Rocco + Original Plumbing family. Elated that I’m also wearing a blouse by trans designer + fellow Hawaii girl Ari of Andy South.
Sidenote: My hair is out of control long and big. <3 curly girls!
TSQ is a new interdisciplinary academic journal that will change the way the world thinks about transgender issues.
Folks, I’m proud to be on the editorial board of this journal, please support this project and share with your networks.
Yes! We need more for us, created by us publications.
This little seen documentary (sacrilege that there’s only 7,321 views!) is a testament to a legend, someone who has left an indelible mark on those she touched, entertained, loved, gave to, received from, crashed with, said hello to, babysat and fought for.
Marsha P. Johnson, how you inspire me everyday to step even further into who I am and find that slice of freedom we all deserve. Thank you for always coming from a place of compassion, kindness, love, and yes glitter and flowers.
An interview I did with TakePart about the “controversy” surrounding covering transition costs for trans inmates, including hormone therapy and yes, gender-confirmation surgeries.
Janet is among those who are fighting for change. Key to this, she believes, is allowing some “shades of grey” in how we view people.
“People can’t really be put into boxes,” she says. “We need to get away from just category, and we have to allow people who were in one to move into the next category, [to] respect their right to self-determine.” That also means, she adds, allowing those who have no need to identify as either male or female to be “fine to be somewhere in the middle of the spectrum”.
“I’m very female, whatever that means. But I respect someone who is not and needs to draw outside of the lines a little bit.”
If you missed yesterday’s It Gets Better Google+ Hangout, here’s the trans* discussion I moderated with Andy Marra, Tiq Milan and Noah Ryan. Minor tech hiccups at the start, but I promise it’s fun, fast & informative!
All hangouts can be viewed at http://itgetsbetter.org/hangout.
I’m elated to have collaborated with the National Center for Transgender Equality on their “Voting While Trans” campaign, which offers resources to trans and gender-noncomforming folks whose right to vote is being threatened by new voter ID laws.
We all have a right to vote - no matter who we are. Learn how to protect it here.Check your voting status and register at Canivote.org.
PS: My boyfriend Aaron Tredwell directed, shot and edited the PSAs. #proudgirlfriendNCTE PSA features Laverne Cox, Mara Keisling, Charles Meins, Ignacio Rivera, and Kit Yan:
FB Invitation: http://www.facebook.com/events/350004465083427/
Ticket info: http://srlp.org/get-involved/donate/srlp10tickets/
babyshibe asked: Browsing the 'trans' tag on tumblr, I came across a link to your story - and then was amazed to find your blog! Just thought I'd add that it's LOVELY and encouraging to read a story that turns out so well :) Positive stories about trans people's experiences seem to be sadly few and far between, and it gives me hope for the future that you've had an experience like that :)
I’m finally answering these questions (because it’s only been a year right?)…
Thank you first and foremost. I point my finger at media gatekeepers (I’m apart of the media, so I take fault as well) who seem to only be interested in tantalizing struggles rather than the sometime mundane existence of happiness that does exist in our world for cis and trans folks. I’m glad that I can elevate, through my personal story, both the struggle and the joy of humanity. Balance is key.