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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 – 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…

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The Trans 100

We Happy Trans is thrilled to partner with This is HOW for the launch of the Trans 100. This will be a list of 100 trans activists currently working in the U.S. to improve the conditions of the community and the lives of those in it. We are now looking for nominations, particularly persons of…

7 Questions – Kayla

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. Kayla, you should check out this previous submission from Jenna F, another musician and singer…

7 Questions – Victoria

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 gives a fuck?”   Thanks for contributing Victoria!  

7 Questions – Nickie

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 at 20 years old, instead of fighting for a place to live and eat and…

7 Questions – Ineda

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 who have fallen, but it hasn’t been clear to me how many of the various…

7 Questions – Toni

7 Questions – Toni

This 7 Questions submission comes from Antonia, or Toni, also known as Dyssonance, or Dyss for short.  That may seem like a lot of names, but as the Empress of the Known Universe,  a legion of sobriquets is well justified. Toni is part of This is HOW, a Phoenix based trans crisis center, blogs at…