7 Questions – Lavon

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 understand it, she still feels compelled to encourage, educate, and empower other trans women, particularly…

7 Questions – Ryann

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, steady, natural process that is much closer to the experience many of us have. Ryann…

trans people...so hot

Dear Media…

Dear Media, Advertisers, Producers, Casting Directors, HR Managers, etc., It’s time you recognized the reality of transgender people. Nay, it’s high time you recognized the incredible beauty, power, and talent of trans people. While there is little firm data, a variety of reports indicate that anywhere from .3%-2% of the population has had strong transgender…

Interview with Tobi Hill-Meyer

Interview with Tobi Hill-Meyer

I’m thrilled that my first interview for We Happy Trans is with filmmaker Tobi Hill-Meyer.  Tobi is well known in the trans community for the film Doing It Ourselves: The Trans Women Porn Project.  She’s now trying to fund the follow up, Doing it Again: In Depth. Check out her Kickstarter campaign here and give…

7 Questions – Ashlee

7 Questions – Ashlee

This submission to the 7 Questions Project from Ashlee in Hawarden, UK. I love that she asks “Where are the trans people in dramas and comedies with roles that aren’t about them being trans, either as a joke or a problem?”  It’s also nice to finally hear a shout out to Paris Lees as well,…

7 Questions – Xiana

7 Questions – Xiana

The best part of this site’s recent media attention is how many  more trans people we’re now reaching.  The first new 7 Questions submission we received is from Xiana (pronounced “Z-ana”). She covers a lot of ground here and shares some insightful thoughts on media representation that I wholly agree with.  There’s a endearing honesty, vulnerability…