7 Questions – Jen

I finally got around to answering my own 7 Questions.

A few notes:

  • This was unscripted, so apologies to my hard of hearing friends. I will type up a transcript as soon as possible.
  • It’s in two parts because . . . well, I like to talk.
  • Yes, I also love my hair in the original post, but it was a wig. This is what I actually look like every day.
  • In the video I give credit to Jasmine Jewels for urging me to start We Happy Trans and recommend you all check her out. I neglected to mention that the results of such a search may be NSFW.  While I would love for your boss to see you checking out a fierce and beautiful trans woman, the choice should be yours.
  • I mention the  two types of media depictions of trans women that Julia Serano describes as “tragic” or “pathetic”. I meant “deceptive” or “pathetic”. (Here’s a recent take on the trope from Inchoate Erica.)
  • I sometimes feel a bit silly and vain talking about lucky I am in the face of so much recent tragedy.  And I do have a post about Paige Clay forthcoming, as well as one about the illuminating Transchat on PoC.  In the end though, we need to be having all of these conversations, including the positive ones.
  • You all rock. Thanks for being a part of We Happy Trans. xo

Part 1

Part 2

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3 comments for “7 Questions – Jen

  1. Kai
    May 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Lovely Jen — great to see you so at ease with yourself.
    I’ll be working on it — gotta find a voice that matches this face real quick… ;)

  2. May 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Ah, babe, you are so awesome! Your energy always leaves me grinning. *smooches*

  3. Samantha
    July 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Jen – You are an absolute angel! I found myself a flutter in my spirit when you were talking about authenticity and how you define “sin”. AMEN! I have a friend who is transitioning, and I have always loved her, and defended her fiercely, but I wanted to try and understand more. We live in a very small town (I like to term it Bubbatown, USA) and she has had a hard time out and about in public. I will defend her, and stand up for her, but I am not sure what else I can do to be supportive, which is why I am here. Anyway, thank you so much for your words and sharing your personal viewpoints. I may quote you (and send her here, if she hasnt been here before.) but moreover, thank you for helping those of us that are not in transition, but who have friends and family who are, another voice to listen to. It truly warms my spirit.

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