Can’t make Tuesday’s convo w/ me + @LaverneCox at my alma mater NYU? Watch live online! RSVP: http://ow.ly/ujp99
"Sometimes, the lights all shinin’ on me;
Other times I can barely see.
Lately, it occurs to me
What a long, strange trip it’s been.”
- Grateful Dead
Hi, I’m Addie. I’m just a geeky, newscast-directing aspie girl with big dreams. I chose the most Minnesotan picture I could find because, well, I look cute.
I’ve been on this wild ride called transition, officially, for a little more than 2 years, but trust me -
I’ve always been one of the girls.
I absolutely love this project. We are the best champions of each other. It’s inspiring to see so many trans* folk, and cis allies, with so many different stories, all together in one place, all because we’re #RedefiningRealness.
I am Addie.
I am creative, techie, a geek, a sister, and a friend.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
Transgender activist Janet Mock speaks to Dr Brooke Magnanti about the media sensationalising trans women and her past as a sex worker
An interview I did with fellow former sex worker and writer Brooke Magnanti to promote Redefining Realness's upcoming release in the UK.
By Lexi Adsit Welcome to Lex Be Real. I’m Lexi and this is my column! I’m truly honored to be writing in this space and so grateful to THE Rainbow&
yay my first column!
Thanks so much for the gorgeous review of Redefining Realness.
Remember always I wrote this book for you, gurl! <3
I’m Daphne. I’m a black, gay trans woman trying to survive the biggest adventure of my life.
Growing up mixed - not knowing if I should tell people whether I was black or white - only got more complicated when I realized I also didn’t know if I should tell people I was a boy, or be honest and tell them I was a girl. Exploring and understanding my identity and self was interrupted by a few years of living entirely closeted while doing missionary work with my family in Russia. Once back in the US, I was able to strike out on my own and discover the woman I always have been and start creating a safe space for me to be myself openly and freely for the rest of my life.
With the help of my adopted big sister, I was able to venture out into the world for the first time in February of 2014 and I finally got to show the world the woman they should have known a lot sooner. I am transitioning, learning, and chronicling my journey on twitter and tumblr while trying to survive the people who don’t want to see trans women happy and thriving. Sometimes, I might falter, but I know the strength of my trans sisters and my protective, amazingly supportive big sister are going to carry me through to a place of happiness and safety.
I know that and I know who I am.
I am Daphne: a writer, princess, sister, daughter, and fearless.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.
These stories give me life. I love every single one. Thank you for sharing your greatness with me!
Spending the afternoon with the one and only CeCe McDonald, my sister and living inspiration.
Support her documentary “Free CeCe” https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-cece-documentary/x/6227341