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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 a performance artist, social justice activist, and transgender woman. While the narrative of being Transgender…

7 Questions – Kat

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 her own experiences what others would render in abstract theory, and while there is enough…

7 Questions – Kortney

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 me to trust my own judgment, even though I think it’s objectively true that Dr.…

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 – Nicole

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 we will publish every submission that comes to our attention. Remember that you can see…

7 Questions – Carolyn

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 is capable of having a supported transition in large part because of the many unsung…

7 Questions – Nino

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 gave me reason to message him every few days, which always just ended up with…

7 Questions – Claire

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 in the world. We should all be so honest. Learn a bit about Claire in…

7 Questions – Alix

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 not one to care whether you like grasshoppers or not. Enjoy this video and then…