7 Questions – Pamela

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 and engineering wiz who, in a first for this series, shows off her talents with a…

7 Questions – Jahaira

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 eventually it became clear it was her. I watched a video and instantly fell in…

7 Questions – Audrey

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 and a testament to the power of the stories shared. Audrey is a chess loving…

7 Questions – Sherri

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 while the activists, writers, vloggers, etc., have a LOT to say (myself included), most trans…

7 Questions – Sarah Christine

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 about to do, go follow her on Twitter and subscribe to YouTube channel and blog.…

7 Questions – Baz

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 let’s never forget what the stakes are, or ever stop exploring how to make conditions…

7 Questions – Ava

7 Questions – Ava

I’ve written and deleted several introductions to this video. Ava transitioned in 1977, and anything I say will sound trite compared to her experiences. Just watch and learn. Seriously, this is an amazing story, told with disarming honesty. Learn more about Ava on her website, and check out some of her original music here. Ava’s…

7 Questions – Michele

7 Questions – Michele

Michele here contributes one of the longest video submissions to the 7 Questions project, but I suspect that the time will slip by unnoticed. Michele has a relaxed, casual, and intimate way of speaking that makes this video feel like you’re hanging out in the bedroom of your oldest friend, just chatting the night away.…

7 Questions – Isis

7 Questions – Isis

I’m so honored that model Isis King’s first personal video is for the 7 Questions Project at We Happy Trans! I doubt anyone who visits this site, or has turned on a television in the last five years, isn’t already familiar with this stunningly beautiful and charming model.  Her story is well documented, most notably…