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Jen Richards
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Just 11 days left to help us reach our post-production funding goals for Her Story. Please give if you can, and share. Thanks so much!

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"In two years I’ve met an incredible number of trans people. What I’ve never met is a single trans person who was more or less trans than any other. There is no right way to be trans. There is no wrong way to be trans. Do you. Do it well."

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It took me a while to gather my thoughts, but here they are!

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In my first on camera appearance I was able to make a few good points about trans representation in the media.

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An all too common discussion is how we can change the public perception of trans people, women especially, and how our friends can help. One way is through the sharing of stories that rely on neither tragedy nor spectacle.

I can think of no better recent example than this submission to the We Happy Trans 7Qs project by Kat Blaque. This is a woman who perfectly represents what I see so much of in my life, but so little of in the media: an intelligent, fun, self-aware, well-adjusted trans woman for whom gender is but one part of a larger constellation of fully human qualities.

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A few of the many amazing trans people currently doing good work in the community.

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Trans 100 event launch details and links.

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‎"No matter how well intentioned, the fact is that no one can more effectively tell our stories than us." First press coverage of the The Trans 100. (My thanks to Co-Director Antonia Elle D'orsay & interviewer Nico Lang.)

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Power table at Equality Illinois's Trans Social (photo via Windy City Times).
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