fuckyeahlavernecox:

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Some thoughts I shared with Alicia Menendez about intolerant teachers and how one actually nearly pushed me out of school as I transitioned as a sophomore in high school. 

You can watch the entire clip at Fusion!

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.

redefiningrealness:

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I AM Jade
I AM ‘star
I AM Jobi
I AM Cassandra
I AM Casper
I AM Aeon


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redefiningrealness:

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Want to know why I asked Alicia Menendez about her vagina + other inane, invasive questions? Read my new essay about our demonstration, where I turned the tables on her, asking her all the questions every trans person is tired of answering. 

Want to know why I asked Alicia Menendez about her vagina + other inane, invasive questions? Read my new essay about our demonstration, where I turned the tables on her, asking her all the questions every trans person is tired of answering. 

AM Tonight host Alicia Menendez and I did something fun, awkward and enlightening. Alicia suggested that I “flip the script”on her during our interview about my book Redefining Realness and ask her all the invasive questions I’m asked to prove my validity during interviews.

The following is a series of screengrabs where I ask her to prove her identity as a woman to me by asking about puberty, her transition from girl to woman, her genitalia and whether she used tampons. This was beyond uncomfortable but I hope our demonstration illuminates the problem in our media culture and it serves as a teaching moment for us all about self-determination and the fact that we are all valid, real and don’t need anyone’s interrogation into our lives, bodies and identities.

You can watch the full interview about my book Redefining Realness at Fusion, where I discuss my childhood, sex work and the power of telling our own stories.

How fly is the greeting of queer and trans colorful gorgeousness I received from students at Oberlin college tonight befits my talk?!

How fly is the greeting of queer and trans colorful gorgeousness I received from students at Oberlin college tonight befits my talk?!

redefiningrealness:

Through Janet, I’ve learned to love me more. For this, I thank her.
As I go on, I hope to inspire girls like me to become women like her.
I am Hope.
I am a risk taker, activist, lover, father, and man.
I am #RedefiningRealness.
Follow me on twitter or check out my website!

Everything. Share your selfie and story now. 

redefiningrealness:

Through Janet, I’ve learned to love me more. For this, I thank her.

As I go on, I hope to inspire girls like me to become women like her.

I am Hope.

I am a risk taker, activist, lover, father, and man.

I am #RedefiningRealness.

Follow me on twitter or check out my website!

Everything. Share your selfie and story now

The 2014 Trans 100 (U.S.) Digital Booklet

smartassjen:

I’m amazed at how much more in happening in our community than any of us realize. This is just a glimpse at some it, but one worth taking.

YES!

(Source: trans100)

redefiningrealness:

When I came out as trans, I had no idea what my life would become. I am so glad it has turned out a hundred times better than I ever imagined. I am lucky.
I am Blake.
I am caring, determined, learning and evolving.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.

Go Blake! Submit your selfie.

redefiningrealness:

When I came out as trans, I had no idea what my life would become. I am so glad it has turned out a hundred times better than I ever imagined. I am lucky.

I am Blake.

I am caring, determined, learning and evolving.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

Go Blake! Submit your selfie.