selected essays

Weekly Columns (NewNowNext)

What Trans Movement? (Cover story, The Advocate, July/September 2015)

It’s Time for Trans Lives to Truly Matter to Us All (The Advocate)

How Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ is changing the game for trans people (The Daily Dot)

Laverne Cox is a woman… (The Daily Dot)

The Trans Community Needs to Understand Its Differences (The Daily Dot)

From Piers Morgan to Stephen Colbert: How Janet Mock is Redefining History (The Daily Dot)

Separating Church and State: How the Aurora Decision Failed Transgender Students (Huffington Post)

selected interviews & features

EXCLUSIVE: Jen Richard Pushes Hollywood Forward With ‘Easy Living’ and ‘Nashville’ (Entertainment Online, Valentina Valentini)

Jen Richards On Joining “Nashville” And The Life And Death Stakes For Trans Actors On TV (NewNowNext, Christopher Rudolph)

Her Story’s Jen Richards on why LGBT people need to tell their own stories (CBC Radio’s Q, Gill Deacon)

Her Story: the transgender-themed web series up for a ‘shock’ Emmy (The Guardian, Zach Stafford)

Out 100 Profile (Out Magazine, Editors)

Actress Jen Richards just nailed the problem with casting cisgender actors in trans roles (Matthew Rodriguez, Mic)

Her Story’s Jen Richards Talks Bringing Trans and Queer Women’s Stories to Life (The Mary Sue, Teresa Jusino)

Jen Richards on helping queer trans women come to light on “I Am Cait” (After Ellen, Lianna Carrera)

Eve Ensler: trans people have been caricatures for too long (The Guardian, Eve Ensler)

I Am Cait’s Jen Richards: Get a Sneak Peek at Her New Project (People, Patrick Gomez)

#InTheirWords: Being Transgender in the U.S. (Interactive Feature, USA Today, Lori Grisham)

Q&A ‘Her Story’ creators Jen Richards and Laura Zak highlight dating while transgender (LA Times, Tre’vell Anderson)

A Day of Visibility: Jen Richards Gets Deep and Personal About North Carolina (Autostraddle, Mey Rude)

The trans movement – is this the transgender community’s moment? (Southern California Public Radio, Alex Cohen)

BuzzFeed Videos:
How We Found Pride Being Trans
Transgender People Talk About Coming Out Stories
What Women Secretly Think of Beards
I’m Trans, but I’m Not…
LGBT People Discuss “Stonewall” Trailer
What is Online Dating Like For Trans Women?
People Reveal Their Deepest Insecurities Being Trans

OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) Videos:
Relationship Rules Every Woman Should Follow
Why You Should Never Be Someone’s Secret
Life Advice: What to Say to Someone In an Unhealthy Relationship
What to Do When a Friend is in Crisis
Why Being Alone Leads to Healthier Relationships

Video: Activist Jen Richards On Her TSA Nightmare: ‘It’s Mortifying​’ (HuffPost Live, Josh Zepps)

Video: Interview With Transgender Activist Jen Richards (The Next Family, Brandy Black)

T.V. Segment: Gender Identity (Chicago Tonight, Phil Ponce)

The Case of Bruce Jenner and Our Transphobia (takepart, Christopher Carbone)

Podcast: Feast Of Fun #2108 – A Transcendent Year (Feast of Fun, Fausto Fernos & Marc Felion)

How Authentic is ‘Transparent’? A Transgender Activist on Jeffrey Tambor and Other Portrayals (IndieWire, Nora O’Donnell)

Jen Richards is Happy (Garden of Peace, Michael David Battle)

Video: Straight-Washing The Dallas Buyer’s Club (Huffington Post Live; Ricki Camilleri)

Chicago Reader 2013 People Issue (Chicago Reader; Deanna Isaacs)

Ignorance can fuel barriers in transgender community (WBEZ’s Morning Shift; Tony Sarabia)

We Happy Trans’ Jen Richards: ‘We have to address the divisions in our community’ (Out Impact; Cindy Xie)

Interview With Jen Richards, Creator of We Happy Trans (Huffington Post; Nico Lang)

Interview With Jen of We Happy Trans (Link newspaper; Oliver Leon)

T in the Life (Windy City Times)

Jen Richards founder of We Happy Trans*, Exclusive Interview (The Qu; Joe Varisco)

First Ever Trans 100 List Spotlights Vital Voices in the Trans Community (Huffington Post; Nico Lang)

My Inspiration: Jen Richards of We Happy Trans (Original Plumbing; Noah Alvarez)