Jen Richards

in search of aporia

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20 Bits of Trans Greatness from 2015

3rd of January, 2016

The following is my transparently personal list of some of my favorite bits of trans greatness in 2015. It’s by no means objective, or even approaching comprehensive, but a fair representation of what’s continued to linger in my mind. Enjoy! One year of Janet Mock’s So Popular I looked forward to every Friday morning of 2015 for […]

no wrong way

23rd of March, 2014

I came out as trans two years ago today. In that time I’ve been blessed to engage with hundreds of trans people around the world. For years before I came out I struggled with whether or not I was transgender. I didn’t see myself reflected in any of the online communities I found, in the […]

HuffPost Live: Straight-Washing The Dallas Buyers Club

18th of February, 2014

My first on-camera appearance was as part of a HuffPost Live panel discussing Dallas Buyer’s Club, hosted by Ricky Camilleri and including David France, Director & Producer of How to Survive a Plague, and William Waybourn, former President of Dallas Gay Alliance. I was happy to make a few points about HIV in the trans […]

My Seven Most Memorable Trans Moments of 2013

15th of January, 2014

By now we all know we’re a tipping point. Public interest in trans issues continues to escalate. The sudden mainstream celebrity of Laverne Cox and her consistent and seemingly effortless capacity for reframing conversations, the increasing acknowledgment and embrace of Janet Mock’s brilliance by wider and wider audiences, the first signs of trans people committing […]

Chicago Reader 2013 People Issue

13th of January, 2014

Chicago Reader 2013 People Issue I was honored to be included in the Chicago Reader’s 2013 People Issue and to have the opportunity to bring further attention to the work I and so many of my peers are working on around trans issues. Click the link above for the full feature. While at the launch […]