Q&A

“Thoughts on Rayon- Dallas Buyers Club” – Precious Davis

I recently watched Dallas Buyers Club after hearing both objection and ovation over Jared Leto’s performance as the transgender character “Rayon”. I wanted to form my own opinion through the lens of intersectionality for which drew upon my experience and expertise as

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“Thoughts on Rayon- Dallas Buyers Club” – Precious Davis

I recently watched Dallas Buyers Club after hearing both objection and ovation over Jared Leto’s performance as the transgender character “Rayon”. I wanted to form my own opinion through the lens of intersectionality for which drew upon my experience and expertise as

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7 Questions – Kat

If I was forced to name my favorite YouTube channel, it would be Kat Blaque’s. Kat represents the best of what the medium allows. Her videos talk about heavy issues in a way that is still fun, she personalizes through

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7 Questions – Kat

If I was forced to name my favorite YouTube channel, it would be Kat Blaque’s. Kat represents the best of what the medium allows. Her videos talk about heavy issues in a way that is still fun, she personalizes through

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7 Questions – Kortney

I’ve written and deleted several intros to the 7Qs video from Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, so I think it’s just best to be up front about my issue. I have a crush on Kortney. This is making it impossible for

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7 Questions – Kortney

I’ve written and deleted several intros to the 7Qs video from Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, so I think it’s just best to be up front about my issue. I have a crush on Kortney. This is making it impossible for

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7 Questions – The Musicians Series – Emily

We’re still playing catch up on the many wonderful 7Qs submissions that have come in this year. This is one is from Emily. Look below for a link to her SoundCloud and plan on spending a long time exploring her

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7 Questions – The Musicians Series – Emily

We’re still playing catch up on the many wonderful 7Qs submissions that have come in this year. This is one is from Emily. Look below for a link to her SoundCloud and plan on spending a long time exploring her

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7 Questions – Pamela

I belatedly realized that the women at Trans By Def had their whole team create 7 Questions videos! We’ll post them all here over the next few months in chronological order. First up is Pamela, a fellow redhead, a computer

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7 Questions – Pamela

I belatedly realized that the women at Trans By Def had their whole team create 7 Questions videos! We’ll post them all here over the next few months in chronological order. First up is Pamela, a fellow redhead, a computer

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7 Questions – Jahaira

“This is my community. This is my truth.” I came across Jahaira’s YouTube channel after trying to track down one of the 360+ nominees for the Trans 100. Her name was misspelled, and the nominator didn’t provide any links, but

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7 Questions – Jahaira

“This is my community. This is my truth.” I came across Jahaira’s YouTube channel after trying to track down one of the 360+ nominees for the Trans 100. Her name was misspelled, and the nominator didn’t provide any links, but

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7 Questions – Nicole

As I turned my attention to the Trans 100, I had to turn away from 7 Questions submissions for a bit. My thanks to those of you who are patiently awaiting your turn on the site, and rest assured that

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7 Questions – Nicole

As I turned my attention to the Trans 100, I had to turn away from 7 Questions submissions for a bit. My thanks to those of you who are patiently awaiting your turn on the site, and rest assured that

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7 Questions – Carolyn

Welcome Carolyn to the ever growing family of 7Qs participants. Carolyn’s story strikes me as increasingly common, and it’s the simplicity of it which makes it remarkable in comparison to the previously dominant narratives. Happily, Carolyn also recognizes that she

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7 Questions – Carolyn

Welcome Carolyn to the ever growing family of 7Qs participants. Carolyn’s story strikes me as increasingly common, and it’s the simplicity of it which makes it remarkable in comparison to the previously dominant narratives. Happily, Carolyn also recognizes that she

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7 Questions – Nino

I first learned about Nino while going through the 500+ nominations for the Trans 100 list. A Chicagoan with several nominations? This was clearly someone I needed to know. Happily, he readily agreed to do a 7 Questions submission, which

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7 Questions – Nino

I first learned about Nino while going through the 500+ nominations for the Trans 100 list. A Chicagoan with several nominations? This was clearly someone I needed to know. Happily, he readily agreed to do a 7 Questions submission, which

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7 Questions – Claire

Welcome Claire, a Cornish, happily married, nonbinary trans person, and another to join the ranks of the 1st video club. I appreciate that she immediately owns up to being part of the problem that she’d most like to see changed

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7 Questions – Claire

Welcome Claire, a Cornish, happily married, nonbinary trans person, and another to join the ranks of the 1st video club. I appreciate that she immediately owns up to being part of the problem that she’d most like to see changed

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7 Questions – Alix

Be prepared to be swept up in Alix’s whole hearted enthusiasm, clear moral compass, and joyful disregard for the petty judgements of others. Currently serving openly in the military, he’s a big fan of our friend Laura Jane Grace, and

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7 Questions – Alix

Be prepared to be swept up in Alix’s whole hearted enthusiasm, clear moral compass, and joyful disregard for the petty judgements of others. Currently serving openly in the military, he’s a big fan of our friend Laura Jane Grace, and

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7 Questions – Audrey

I really do have a special spot for first videos, submissions by people who aren’t really visible online, but get inspired by the other entries here and decide to put themselves out there. It’s terrifying to take that initial step

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7 Questions – Audrey

I really do have a special spot for first videos, submissions by people who aren’t really visible online, but get inspired by the other entries here and decide to put themselves out there. It’s terrifying to take that initial step

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7 Questions – Danielle

Even before watching, I already knew Danielle was a kind and patient woman, because she’s been perfectly sweet about the long delay in getting her video posted here. Happily, her charming video further reinforces this. I love that she’s working

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7 Questions – Danielle

Even before watching, I already knew Danielle was a kind and patient woman, because she’s been perfectly sweet about the long delay in getting her video posted here. Happily, her charming video further reinforces this. I love that she’s working

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7 Questions – Precious

We Happy Trans is particularly happy to introduce our newest partner, Precious Davis! Watch her 7 Questions video below for a taste of the fierce pride, intelligence, drive, beauty, talent, and love that makes it our privilege have her join

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7 Questions – Precious

We Happy Trans is particularly happy to introduce our newest partner, Precious Davis! Watch her 7 Questions video below for a taste of the fierce pride, intelligence, drive, beauty, talent, and love that makes it our privilege have her join

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7 Questions – The Writers: Jennifer Finney Boylan

The trans memoir practically constitutes its own genre, with varying degree of success. Like self-published poetry, you sometimes get the sense that the story is more important for the author to tell than it is for the audience to hear.

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7 Questions – The Writers: Jennifer Finney Boylan

The trans memoir practically constitutes its own genre, with varying degree of success. Like self-published poetry, you sometimes get the sense that the story is more important for the author to tell than it is for the audience to hear.

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7 Questions – Rye

I believe Rye may be the first participant who embraces the term cross-dresser, and I’m thrilled that they feel comfortable talking about that, both publicly through their stand up comedy and on this site. There is a definite schism in

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7 Questions – Rye

I believe Rye may be the first participant who embraces the term cross-dresser, and I’m thrilled that they feel comfortable talking about that, both publicly through their stand up comedy and on this site. There is a definite schism in

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7 Questions – The Musicians Series: Cris August

Musicians have a unique & powerful role in our culture, and one remarkably capable of transcending gender.  They can share their truth from stages across the world, or whisper them into the ears of a single listener in need, as

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7 Questions – The Musicians Series: Cris August

Musicians have a unique & powerful role in our culture, and one remarkably capable of transcending gender.  They can share their truth from stages across the world, or whisper them into the ears of a single listener in need, as

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7 Questions – Sherri

The last of the first batch of videos from the This is HOW community is also the shortest 7Qs submission yet! Take two minutes to meet Sherri, who joins Lavon, Kayla, Victoria, Nickie, Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni. Sherri’s video is a good reminder that

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7 Questions – Sherri

The last of the first batch of videos from the This is HOW community is also the shortest 7Qs submission yet! Take two minutes to meet Sherri, who joins Lavon, Kayla, Victoria, Nickie, Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni. Sherri’s video is a good reminder that

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7 Questions – Sarah Christine

I’m loving this fantastically effusive 7 Questions video from Sarah Christine, a “queer lesbian leaning pansexual…femme leaning tomboy.”   Watch to learn about her chosen family and her ideas on changing fear & condemnation into love & compassion, then, like I’m

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7 Questions – Sarah Christine

I’m loving this fantastically effusive 7 Questions video from Sarah Christine, a “queer lesbian leaning pansexual…femme leaning tomboy.”   Watch to learn about her chosen family and her ideas on changing fear & condemnation into love & compassion, then, like I’m

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7 Questions – Poppy Ann

Welcome Poppy Ann, a trans woman, grandmother, former British solider, and current sailboat resident. 1) What’s your name? Chosen or otherwise. My Name is now Miss Poppy Ann Lynagh-Smith. The ‘Poppy’ part was chosen by my daughter, who said it

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7 Questions – Poppy Ann

Welcome Poppy Ann, a trans woman, grandmother, former British solider, and current sailboat resident. 1) What’s your name? Chosen or otherwise. My Name is now Miss Poppy Ann Lynagh-Smith. The ‘Poppy’ part was chosen by my daughter, who said it

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7 Questions – Lavon

Welcome Lavon, another member of the This is HOW community  (joining Kayla, Victoria, Nickie, Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni). Several aspects of Lavon’s story warrant attention, but I particularly love that despite being a woman who never really went through transition as we typically

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7 Questions – Lavon

Welcome Lavon, another member of the This is HOW community  (joining Kayla, Victoria, Nickie, Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni). Several aspects of Lavon’s story warrant attention, but I particularly love that despite being a woman who never really went through transition as we typically

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7 Questions – Kayla

Welcome the very sweet Kayla, the fourth in our series of submissions from the This is HOW community (joining Victoria, Nickie, Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni). Kayla offers a simple suggestion for changing the world, but perhaps simultaneously the most realistic and powerful: just be nice.

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7 Questions – Kayla

Welcome the very sweet Kayla, the fourth in our series of submissions from the This is HOW community (joining Victoria, Nickie, Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni). Kayla offers a simple suggestion for changing the world, but perhaps simultaneously the most realistic and powerful: just be nice.

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7 Questions – Dani

The 7Qs response from Dani. She raises the issue of gatekeeping, one of the most pervasive and pernicious obstacles trans people face. It’s easy, and right, to point a finger to the cisgender authorities who have traditionally had the power

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7 Questions – Dani

The 7Qs response from Dani. She raises the issue of gatekeeping, one of the most pervasive and pernicious obstacles trans people face. It’s easy, and right, to point a finger to the cisgender authorities who have traditionally had the power

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7 Questions – Victoria

Welcome Victoria, or “Queen Victoria Marie Schultz II”, the third in our series of submissions from the This is HOW community (joining Nickie and Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni). Victoria has one the best pronoun preferences I’ve yet heard:  “who

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7 Questions – Victoria

Welcome Victoria, or “Queen Victoria Marie Schultz II”, the third in our series of submissions from the This is HOW community (joining Nickie and Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni). Victoria has one the best pronoun preferences I’ve yet heard:  “who

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7 Questions – The Writers: Natasha

Welcome Natasha, a novelist and English and Theater Arts teacher who transitioned on the job. I appreciate her reminder that we’re capable of accepting differences even if we don’t understand or approve of them. It’s a simple but powerful conceptual

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7 Questions – The Writers: Natasha

Welcome Natasha, a novelist and English and Theater Arts teacher who transitioned on the job. I appreciate her reminder that we’re capable of accepting differences even if we don’t understand or approve of them. It’s a simple but powerful conceptual

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7 Questions – Baz

This 7Qs submission comes from Baz. Two points bear pointing out. First, Baz was suicidal before transitioning. That’s something I hear from most trans people. (A recent study showed that 41% of trans people had attempted suicide.) This site is intended to celebrate positive trans experiences, but

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7 Questions – Baz

This 7Qs submission comes from Baz. Two points bear pointing out. First, Baz was suicidal before transitioning. That’s something I hear from most trans people. (A recent study showed that 41% of trans people had attempted suicide.) This site is intended to celebrate positive trans experiences, but

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7 Questions – Nickie

The best possible introduction to Nickie is to directly quote her. This is what she says after she’s pushed to explain why she wants to see more acceptance of trans people: Just so we skip all that bullshit, so that

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7 Questions – Nickie

The best possible introduction to Nickie is to directly quote her. This is what she says after she’s pushed to explain why she wants to see more acceptance of trans people: Just so we skip all that bullshit, so that

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7 Questions – Ineda

As I post this, it is Transgender Day of Remembrance. I have ambivalent feelings about TDOR. I understand the importance of elevating awareness of the violence trans people face, particularly trans women of color and sex workers, and honoring those

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7 Questions – Ineda

As I post this, it is Transgender Day of Remembrance. I have ambivalent feelings about TDOR. I understand the importance of elevating awareness of the violence trans people face, particularly trans women of color and sex workers, and honoring those

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7 Questions – Jayne

Jayne has asked us not to link to her personal social media. Like so many others, she simply doesn’t feel safe. All the more reason to appreciate that she nonetheless chose to share some of her story here. Welcome Jayne,

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7 Questions – Jayne

Jayne has asked us not to link to her personal social media. Like so many others, she simply doesn’t feel safe. All the more reason to appreciate that she nonetheless chose to share some of her story here. Welcome Jayne,

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7 Questions – Ryann

Among the many charming aspects of this submission from Ryann, I may most love that she refers to her path as an evolution rather than transition. I find myself growing tired of the latter, and the former evokes a slow,

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7 Questions – Ryann

Among the many charming aspects of this submission from Ryann, I may most love that she refers to her path as an evolution rather than transition. I find myself growing tired of the latter, and the former evokes a slow,

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