I just learned that I’m transgender in college.
I’m a graduate of Harvard, a transgender person, a queer woman of color, a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a student of gender and queer studies.
I’ve been working to be an artist since I was about five years old, and I’ve wanted to be a filmmaker since I turned 17.
I’ve also been struggling to get my own voice heard.
I’m writing a film about the transgender community, titled I Am Trans, that’s coming out later this year.
I had never heard of being a transgender artist before, until I read a piece by journalist Jen Dollard called “What It Means to be Trans in America.”
I’m excited to finally be able to tell my story, and hopefully get my voice heard and to be heard.
In 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender student who was suspended from school for being transgender.
She was denied access to classes, and was accused of sexual harassment.
In 2016, the ACLU sued on behalf, along with a number of other LGBT rights organizations, to overturn a Mississippi law that prevented trans people from using public bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates.