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I just teared up a bit looking at this beautiful @variety cover. To have been a part of something so powerful, that is Orange is the New Black, something that changed the culture,, has been the greatest gift of my life so far. These three women on this cover, Cindy Holland, @uzoaduba and @ijnej, all brilliant visionaries centered womanhood on the small screen in unprecedented ways, I am in utter awe you. You represent the @oitnb and @netflix family for me in the purist of ways. Back in 2012 we were all on set in Queens, NY together for the first time just so excited to fulfill the vibrant, singular vision of Jenji Kohan, based on @piperkerman's brilliant book. Oh those luscious words on those exquisite pages! I remember it felt like nothing I had ever seen before on television. I wasn't sure if the public would go for it but I knew it was brilliant and special and that's all that mattered to me at the time being a part of something so special. The final season of #oitnb premieres in one week on July 26. #OrangeForever

10,093 Likes | about 10 hours ago | 126

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After I saw the first season of @dearwhitepeople I said to myself, "Why am I not on this show? This is the kind of work I want to be making with brilliant minds like @jsim07". I am happy to report I am on the next season of #DearWhitePeople premiering Aug. 2 on @netflix. Can't wait to hear what you think.

40,027 Likes | about 19 hours ago | 380

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35,075 Likes | 1 day ago | 385

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Thank you @jsim07 for having me on your groundbreaking, brilliant show. It was amazing working with you and the entire @dearwhitepeople cast and crew. Can't wait for everyone to see the new season. #netflix #DearWhitePeople #TransIsBeautiful

3,322 Likes | 1 day ago | 67

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I am so excited to be in one of my favorite shows on television. You all must check out @dearwhitepeople's new season premiering on @Netflix August 2nd. Can you guess what kind of character I'll be playing? #DWP #DearWhitePeople #winchester #TransIsBeautiful

38,207 Likes | 2 days ago | 522

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I am completely in shock over this one. Wow! Thank you to my fellow actors in the Academy for this insane, incredible honor. I can't even believe it. Congrats to all my fellow nominees. I want to share this honor with all of the incredible trans actors and trans folks working behind the scenes in television right now. Your work is changing the world. I am so inspired by your talent and skill. I see you and love you all. ... #emmys #oitnb #TransIsBeautiful

31,783 Likes | 3 days ago | 371

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That time I was still feeling it after the club giving semi stank face. Is semi stank face a thing? I hope this frivolous post brings a smile to your face, gives you a reprieve from life's challenges so that when you return you are fortified to bring to the world what is uniquely needed from you. 🎶Juice🎶 by @lizzobeeating ... #TransIsBeautiful #throwback

14,731 Likes | 3 days ago | 96

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"Surrender but don't give yourself away." These lyrics came to me today as I start a new job and invite myself to be used by a force greater than my understanding. The process of surrender can be one of discovery. Oprah often says her daily prayer is, "Use me." That resonates deeply with me today. ... #TransIsBeautiful

32,776 Likes | 5 days ago | 338

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There's a tremendous amount of pain and struggle behind the joy and exuberance in this twirl gurl. ... #TransIsBeautiful

11,116 Likes | 6 days ago | 95

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A quick twirl before the meet and greet last night. ... #TransIsBeautiful

4,277 Likes | 7 days ago | 26

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Laverne Cox, Woolly Mammoth, and Joe’s Pub present a special reading of Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi’s FOR BLACK TRANS GIRLS WHO GOTTA CUSS A MOTHERFUCKER OUT WHEN SNATCHING AN EDGE AIN’T ENOUGH: A CHOREO POEM. Join us for an unforgettable night on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 6:30pm at Joe’s Pub at The Public! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/ForBlackTransGirls. Link in bio ... #TransIsBeautiful #aCreativeDC #bythings #202creates #joespub #joespubnyc #ForBlackTransGirls #choreopoem #dctheater #poetry #supporttransartist - #regrann

26,649 Likes | 7 days ago | 340

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I have always been a ham. I am true to form here. 🎶Nails hair hips heels🎶 by @todrick Hair @bradleyirion Makeup @kilprity Dress @jonathansimkhai ... #TransIsBeautiful

19,949 Likes | 8 days ago | 123

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I am so grateful I got to watch last night's episode of #PoseFX with a group that included these amazing women at the viewing party at The Standard, Hollywood. @angelicaross turned in an epic performance in an episode that was pivotal for her character. I wept. I am so proud of you Angelica. As your character Candy Ferocity declared last night, you're a star! We've known this for a long time but now the world knows. ... Side note @beautybytayrivera beat my face around 7am yesterday. This photo was taken around Midnight last night after I took off my lashes and thought I was in for the night. Werk Tay! ... #TransIsBeautiful

16,472 Likes | 8 days ago | 105

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I have found it's easy for me to believe everything happens for a reason and is part of a divine plan bigger than my understanding when things are going well. But when they aren't, when disappointment, grief, mourning and dispair overtake me, it's really easy to fall back into familiar stories of "woe is me", "why me?" and "God, why has though forsaken me." But grief, disappointment, mourning and dispair are also part of a larger plan above my pay grade. My work is to feel the feelings, remind myself the pain won't kill me and eventually get to a place of acceptance so that I can fully receive the lesson. And perhaps biggest of all for me is that I don't have to go through it alone. I so want to go it alone. But I was able to get to the wisdom of this post today not because I asked for help (which I still need to work on doing) but because it was offered out of love. I am so grateful for my support systems. You know who you are. I love you! ... Photo by @cpizzello #TransIsBeautiful

15,838 Likes | 10 days ago | 110

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This photo reminds me of how I used to love posing for the camera as a kid and how I was extra and over the top, before I knew what those things meant, before those things would be shamed and policed out of me. Reparenting myself means in part unleashing and reclaiming that kid in me that was extra and too much so she can just be free, to be. Photo by @sophyholland ... #TransIsBeautiful

31,625 Likes | 11 days ago | 629

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17,761 Likes | 11 days ago | 108

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Starting over yet again. The SATC2 movie is on. Who knows which episode of #SATC, "starting over yet again" is a reference to. You can give plot points or the episode title. Discuss. ... #TransIsBeautiful

60,777 Likes | 11 days ago | 893

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45,372 Likes | 12 days ago | 295

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Just two girls out on the town. ... #TransIsBeautiful #PoseFX #oitnb

35,375 Likes | 13 days ago | 354

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Thanks @mattmcgorry for this. When I met @virgietovar over a year ago I was blown away by her brilliance and how her perspective encouraged me to think differently about diet culture, body positivity, fatphobia and so much more. Just ordered Virgie's book because of this post. I should have gotten it over a year ago but better late than never. Thank you Virgie for your vital work. ... Reposted from @mattmcgorry - "You Have The Right To Remain Fat" by Virgie Tovar ( @virgietovar ) # Wheeeeeeewwwww. This is a tiny book but it packs such a huge punch. Every sentence is a gem and every page a manifesto that breaks down fatphobia and other intersecting forms of oppression with precision. I frequently found myself nodding my head (perhaps too aggressively) as I read along, and excitedly sharing excerpts with my friends. This will definitely be one of my go-to books to recommend for people interested in understanding anti-fatness and how it is a necessary part of social justice. Just read a few of the pages and you can see why for yourself. I think it’s also an important read for people that are interested in body positivity whose bodies may not be the *most* marginalized. As with any other movement for social justice, those of us with more privilege need to be intentional with our practice of allyship. Learning about how we have privilege, even when we are working through our own struggles with body image, is essential to making sure that the most marginalized are not left behind. As this has been the case with many social justice movements over the course of history. ❤️ # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads (link in bio) #McGReads - #regrann

57,889 Likes | 14 days ago | 733

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#RealHairDontCare. #nomakeup #nofilter #TransIsBeautiful

43,444 Likes | 14 days ago | 263

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Today I am on land that was stolen from the Gabrieleño aka the Tongva people. My ancestors were brought to this country as slaves. And in this photo I am dressed as the Statue of Liberty. The awesome folks of @oitnb.tv altered the original photo surrounding me in American flags. In my left hand I am holding a tablet which reads, "Trans Is Beautiful" that the brilliant folks at @entertainmentweekly made upon my request for our cover shoot with them back in 2015. I just wanted this caption to state facts on this #4thofjuly 2019. And oh yeah I am holding a torch in my right hand. My good friend @jayknowlest calls me, "torch." ... #TransIsBeautiful #tbt #itscomplicated

26,628 Likes | 14 days ago | 161

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I recently had a major revelation about myself. I am an introverted person who can sustain moments of being extroverted for finite periods of time. I need lots of time to recharge myself after being extroverted. For my mental health and well being, its crucial for me to honor this fact about myself. ... While being extroverted last week for the Opening Ceremony for #WorldPride I ran into and met for the first time some pretty awesome people including the legendary model who happens to be trans @therealtraceyafrica, #Stonewall veteran @marksegalauthor and #MonicaHelms, the woman who designed the transgender flag. She is in the last pic. Swipe to see some of the other amazing folks I ran into who inspire me in so many ways. ... #TransIsBeautiful #pride #lgbtq #love

42,352 Likes | 18 days ago | 441

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What makes you feel free? . 🎶"Justify by @saro 🎶 . #TransIsBeautiful

9,260 Likes | 18 days ago | 45

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OMG I had such a wonderful time at the Opening Ceremony at World Pride! My remarks were received so powerfully and it felt so good to show off my #OlayBodyWashChallenge transformation in that moment. After giving it some extra love my skin feels so moisturized. I still can’t believe that I didn’t have to use anything but @Olay Ribbons to get this glow. Focusing on this aspect of self-care has made me realize that one small adjustment can make a huge impact on how we look, feel, and move through this world. Being fearless, confident and inspired brings me joy and I plan to keep this energy all summer!  #OlayPartner

18,710 Likes | 18 days ago | 46

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Love this! Весёлого Прайда (Happy Pride!) Everyone, #TransIsBeautiful . Reposted from @shado.mag - To celebrate Pride Month, shado asked 6 of our brilliant global illustrators to create a captioned image which, for them, encapsulates what Pride means. . No. 3 by @ania_sini - “Your lives matter. Your voices matter. Your stories matter.” - Laverne Cox . #pridemonth2019 #pride🌈 #illustration #digitalart #womenofillustration #loveislove #loveisforeveryone #visualartwork #celebratepride

17,207 Likes | 19 days ago | 121

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Without a test there's no testimony. ... #TransIsBeautiful 📸 Taylor Miller

14,887 Likes | 19 days ago | 124

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I have a new song out called "Welcome Home" in collaboration with @smirnoffus #ad🌈 . Click on the link in my bio to listen to your pride weekend bop. 100% of proceeds from the song go to the @translawcenter. #TransIsBeautiful

12,025 Likes | 20 days ago | 52

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I am so excited to announce that in collaboration with @smirnoffus #ad🌈 I have recorded a song for #Pride called #WelcomeHome. The song is a remix produced by Eric Kupper, and girl, it's a bop. Click on the link in my bio to hear it. 100% of proceeds from the song go to @translawcenter.  Весёлого Прайда (Happy Pride). #TransIsBeautiful

6,425 Likes | 20 days ago | 25

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Sharing this magical moment onstage at the opening ceremony for World Pride Wednesday night with @theebillyporter and @angelicaross. I mean come on!!! #LegendaryChocolate #worldpride #TransIsBeautiful #PoseFX #oitnb #

13,482 Likes | 20 days ago | 228

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I am so humbled and honored I got to have this conversation on @bet this week. Thank you @marclamonthill @giapeppers, @jameerpond and the entire #BlackCoffeeLive family for the nuanced dialogue and for welcoming me with so much love. All I want to do is spread love and acceptance so that we can all stay alive and thrive. And the trans woman I refer to in the interview, her name is actually Mercedes Williamson. I misspoke in the moment. #RIP #mercedeswilliamson #SayHerName #TransIsBeautiful #blackexcellence

29,845 Likes | 21 days ago | 234

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Весёлого Прайда everyone! #ad @SmirnoffUS and I are here to celebrate #Pride this year with everyone. It doesn’t matter what you look like, where you live, what your background is or who you love. Be strong, be resilient and be you. Smirnoff is showing you who they are by putting their passion for  inclusivity at the forefront of their campaigns and initiatives like continuing their pledge to support the fight for equality alongside longtime partner @humanrightscampaign. Tell me who YOU are! #transisbeautiful #love

15,819 Likes | 21 days ago | 138

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I felt amazing last night at the opening ceremony for #WorldPride wearing Dress @alexandrevauthier, jewelry @deborahpagani @uncommonjames, shoes @ruthie_davis Makeup @theladydeja Hair @bradleyirion Styled by @christinajpacelli ... Thank you to everyone I met last night who was so amazing. The love was palpable. Your love lifted me up in ways I can't even begin to express. The love you show me on this page is life sustaining. Thank you all so much! Thank you to everyone who has come to NYC from all over the world to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks. Happy Pride! ... #TransIsBeautiful

12,196 Likes | 21 days ago | 92

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What an incredible moment last night! I got to meet some of the amazing members of the legendary house of LaBeija. Then I became an honorary Labeija. That's crazy! Thank you so much @iamleggoh and the entire @thehouseoflabeija. The love last night was palpable at the opening ceremony for #WorldPride ... Reposted from @iamleggoh - The Honorary Laverne Cox LaBeija!!! @lavernecox The Honorary Shangela LaBeija (Shangela been Honorary Tho) @itsshangela Welcome to The House of LaBeija!!! @thehouseoflabeija #lavernecox #laverne #shangela #pride #worldpride #lgbt #lgbtq #qpoc #gay #bi #trans #lesbian #nyc #labeija #houseoflabeija #thehouseoflabeija - #regrann

59,837 Likes | 22 days ago | 659

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19,399 Likes | 22 days ago | 157

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Walking into the Governor's reception ahead of the opening ceremony for #WorldPride. #TransIsBeautiful

17,171 Likes | 22 days ago | 137

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Got to visit the @hm store in #TimesSquare last night. #StayTrueStayYou . #PRIDE #ad🌈

16,626 Likes | 22 days ago | 217

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On July 26th we say goodbye. Season 7 trailer for @oitnb out now. #oitnb

6,315 Likes | 23 days ago | 70

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Thank you BET's #blackcoffeelive for having me this morning, for the robust dialogue and for all the fun. Everyone please check out the entire episode. So grateful to be able to engage in loving discourse with awesome folks like these. ... #TransIsBeautiful #pride #BlackTransLivesMatter #BlacklivesMatter

27,590 Likes | 23 days ago | 291

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The show must go on. So grateful I love my job. The official photo shoot soundtrack is playing. @bradleyirion did my hair and is providing the wind. @merrellhollis beat the face and @christinajpacelli styled me and is shooting the video. Team work makes the dream work. I love you all for your love and support. That's to my team and to all my friends who follow me. I love you all so much! ... Dress @alc_ltd, earrings and choker @deborahpagani, rings @bemylilou ... #TransIsBeautiful #pride

21,501 Likes | 23 days ago | 190

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Taste the 🌈. Last night I wore: Dress @naeemkhannyc, jewelry @auratenewyork Hair @bradleyirion Makeup @merrellhollis Styled by @christinajpacelli ... #TransIsBeautiful

9,891 Likes | 23 days ago | 48

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My look for @bet #BlackCoffee with @marclamonthill this morning. The conversation was LIT. Photo by @merrellhollis ... Top and skirt @monsemaison, earrings @alexisbittar and @bemylilou hair @bradleyirion makeup @merrellhollis styled by @christinajpacelli ... #TransIsBeautiful

14,372 Likes | 23 days ago | 106

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Last night was magical celebrating #WorldPride with @marriottintl and elevating the vital work of @immigrationequality and @videoout. Please look into the work of these amazing organizations. #ad ... #LoveTravels #TransIsBeautiful

27,847 Likes | 23 days ago | 680

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@thekyledraper and I have broken up. After much soul searching and tears from both of us, we have decided it's time for us to go our separate ways. We decided we should make a public statement since our relationship was public in ways neither of us anticipated. This is that public statement. We know our relationship meant so much to so many people, especially trans folks, giving them hope that this kind of love is possible for them as well.  That hope, the hope for love has not waned for me in the face of this breakup but rather is fortified. Knowing that we are both capable of giving and receiving love with this level of kindness, respect, trust, affection, depth, and intensity has been so healing and life affirming for us both. I am so grateful we were open to love and for every moment we had together. We have both grown in innumerable ways as a result. Now its just time to move on separately. We both want a breakup that honors and respects the quality of our relationship and the love we shared. Its possible.

7,027 Likes | 24 days ago | 24

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Congratulations @aaron___philip on your iconic @papermagazine cover! Werk! ...

10,625 Likes | 24 days ago | 41

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#ATTShape with @elizabethbanks

9,905 Likes | 24 days ago | 65

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Onstage tonight at #ATTShape introducing @elizabethbanks. ... #TransIsBeautiful

12,486 Likes | 25 days ago | 88

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What a wonderful talk I had with @elizabethbanks for AT&T Shape today. Love you Liz ... I am wearing: Dress @toni_maticevski, earrings @cultgaia, cuffs @monicavinader Makeup @adamchristophermakeup Hair @kendragarvey Styled by @christinajpacelli ... #TransIsBeautiful

9,362 Likes | 25 days ago | 57

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It is time for a skin update! I’ve been so busy traveling and attending events that I can’t believe it is has already been a week of not moisturizing post-shower! I’m so used to being concerned about my dry skin and worried that I didn’t use enough lotion, and spending so much of my time reapplying. Glad that I’ve started to see some changes in some of the dry patches and ashiness on my legs, especially my knees.  They're starting to feel more smooth, and I’ve noticed they’re not really ashy after I get out of the shower. So far I really like the way the @Olay Ribbons products feel on my skin. (The lavender oil scent is super lovely and calming), and I’m super excited to see if I can get this skin glowing and hydrated by day 14 just in time for my fearless moment! #OlayBodyWashChallenge #OlayPartner

29,901 Likes | 26 days ago | 192

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#TransIsBeautiful photo by @tracelysette

25,852 Likes | 27 days ago | 323

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Sometimes you have to remind yourself that you're that B, especially when you're feeling anything but, especially then. ... #TransIsBeautiful #nofilter #nomakeup

14,416 Likes | 27 days ago | 213

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You must watch til the end. This is my inspiration to work even harder. Hopefully it will be for you as well. No matter what your discipline it takes this kind of discipline. ... Reposted from @skylarbrandt - Freaky Friday with @jacekmysinski on the keys 🎹 #swanlake #rehearsal #findingbalance #ABTMet19

4,981 Likes | 27 days ago | 32

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This entire interview was so moving. Thank you @ourladyj for your courage, your talent and your activism. Love you girl! ... Reposted from @hollywoodreporter - "I don’t know if there is ever going to be a cure, but in the meantime what we can do is at least remove the shame." #PoseFX writer and musician @ourladyj explains that taking away stigma is the idea her HIV activism is rooted in. Watch the full episode of #MagicHour - link in bio. Videographers: @vincepatrick/@eehugs Director: @jenlaskiphotovideo -

12,968 Likes | 27 days ago | 207

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@janetmock dreams big. The announcement of her overall deal with @netflix this week is a reminder that we as trans people, we as women, we as people of color, we as all of us who are human must have the courage to dream bigger, to imagine a world, spaces, access that didn't exist before. I imagine Janet will be creating stories for Netflix that many of us are living in the real world but have yet to see on our screens. That takes a lot of courage, which takes a lot of vulnerability. Thank you to everyone at Netflix who said yes to this happening. This is the kind of courage we need to see from more people in power to bring more voices to the table. Thank you Ryan Murphy for mentoring this brilliant, intentioned dreamer. But this started with Janet, dreaming bigger, being excellent, being really good at what she does, having clear intentions and manifesting those intentions with consistent actions. Thank you Janet for continuing to inspire us all to dream bigger and congratulations girl! Werk! #TransIsBeautiful #girlslikeus ... Reposted from @strongblacklead - Today, @janetmock makes history as the first Black trans woman to establish an overall deal with a major studio. “...there's potential to introduce hundreds of millions of viewers to trans people, and showing people who may not understand us, that we can tell our own stories." - #regrann

56,279 Likes | 28 days ago | 397

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Doesn’t matter if you’re French, Dutch, or English #ad – everyone’s welcome this #Pride. @Smirnoffus continues their pledge to longtime partner @humanrightscampaign to donate nearly $1.5 million dollars by 2021!

14,320 Likes | 28 days ago | 81

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Swipe to see what I told @voguemagazine about one of my favorite pieces of queer literature, #AudreLorde's #SisterOutsider. I continue to get so much from this vital work. Click on the link in my bio to see what my colleagues said. Happy #Pride

12,130 Likes | 29 days ago | 100

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#bts of my pride shoot for @prism. #TransIsBeautiful ... Reposted from @beautybytayrivera - #BTS @lavernecox giving you LIFE! Celebrate Your Pride 🌈 @prism @netflix How do you lean into your power? Makeup by @beautybytayrivera Hair @kimblehaircare Photo/ video by @irrisrray #TransIsBeautiful #lavernecox #beautybytayrivera #kimkimble #celebratepride #pridemonth #loveislove #celebrateyourself #promakeupartist - #regrann

25,152 Likes | 29 days ago | 427

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26,095 Likes | 29 days ago | 224

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So grateful for clarity and perspective today. I am grateful for therapy and the work I have and am doing to build shame and trauma resilience. I am grateful for family today, birth and chosen family.. What are you grateful for today? ... #TransIsBeautiful

14,828 Likes | 29 days ago | 72

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My heart is overflowing with joy witnessing the beauty, power and talent on this cover. #pride #TransIsBeautiful #nonbinaryisbeautiful #LGBTQ+ photo by @sophyholland

11,456 Likes | 30 days ago | 83

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I am always excited and nervous when I have the privilege to show up for myself and for my community. I get to show up again for a special event ahead of the opening ceremony for World Pride in NYC June 26 and I want my skin looking its best. Since my skin is perpetually dry and ashy, I've partnered with @olay body - a partner for World Pride - to do the #OlayBodyWashChallenge to transform my dry skin in time for my upcoming fearless moment at the opening night of World Pride in NYC! For the next two weeks, I'm switching up my routine and cannot wait to share my journey with you. #OlayPartner

4,757 Likes | 31 days ago | 42

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Go and support my friend @qingjaila and her powerful new single "Won't be erased." We are simultaneously celebrating pride and mourning the deaths of 5 trans women of color this month. Music can help us mourn, to heal. I heard Jaila sing this live at a recent rally for the lives of black trans women. Listening to this song helps me. Maybe it will help you. #WeWontBeErased . It's on spotify, apple etc. #TransIsBeautiful

43,368 Likes | 31 days ago | 644

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#BTS of #yntcdmusicvideo #TransIsBeautiful

48,344 Likes | 31 days ago | 797

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Reposted from @janetmock - I am wary about amplifying every loss, every death, every trauma enacted upon my sisters and siblings. I am aware. Very aware. We are more than what happens to us. We also make shit happen, too (from @leynabloom and @iamjarijones at Cannes and @indyamoore on ELLE and @mjrodriguez7 at the MTV Awards and @missmajor1 with House of GG and @soulfreedreams at @mpjinstitute and @tourmaliiine with @hbdmarsha and @fatfemme with Sephora and @wond3rwoman1 with NIKE and @theofficialtati with Equinox and @dominiquet.a.r.jackson on POSE) and are rarely given our flowers (or resources, or love, or care, or acknowledgement) when we are here and alive to smell them. Often times I feel we are yelling into the wind, yearning for folks fighting for black lives, women’s rights, gender justice, LGBTQ equality to hear our cries. I’m weary of reminding my siblings who live daily with the threat of violence looming that they are in danger by amplifying another fallen trans woman. We are familiar with fear and I yearn for us to become intimate with creating and living and loving. Maybe this post can inspire a few of y’all to become echoes, igniting vital change in your parts of the world. So you are aware: 10 trans women of color have been killed or reported dead in 2019, half of them in June (PRIDE MONTH), according to @outmagazine’s @raquel_willis. - #regrann

126,654 Likes | 31 days ago | 770

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#BTS of the #yntcdmusicvideo with @taylorswift. #tallgirls #TransIsBeautiful #yntcd

71,908 Likes | 31 days ago | 623

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My look for my cameo in @taylorswift 's "You need to calm down". Hair: @cesar4styles Makeup @kilprity Styled by @christinajpacelli ... #TransIsBeautiful #yntcdmusicvideo #yntcd

49,711 Likes | 31 days ago | 365

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@taylorswift 's new video "You Need to Calm Down" is out. I have a little cameo in it with some pretty awesome folks. Thanks Taylor for having me. I'm trying to calm down. Go to the link in my profile to check it out. ... #TransIsBeautiful #yntcdmusicvideo #yntcd

23,689 Likes | 32 days ago | 302

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7,111 Likes | 32 days ago | 90

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Yeah this is happening. ... Reposted from @taylorswift - Asked a few friends to be in the You Need To Calm Down video 😄 Out tomorrow at 8:15am ET -

28,985 Likes | 33 days ago | 310

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3,415 Likes | 33 days ago | 30

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Still praying for better days. Thanks Mila for this jam. @themilajam ... #TransIsBeautiful

25,545 Likes | 33 days ago | 418

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More names. more murders of trans folks. #RIPZoeSpears . . Reposted from @theladydeja - 💔🖤💜 #RIPZoeSpears #StopKillingUs #TransLivesMatter

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I met @joslyn.defreece in 2011. We worked on an independent filmed called @carlathemovie together. The first photo is a still of us together on set. I have gotten to witness Joslyn's commitment to her craft as an artist first hand as she has faced the rejection so many of us face as actors and as human beings. But Joslyn has stayed in the love of the work, the passion for the stories she wants to tell and a commitment to getting better. Last night the second season of #StrangeAngel premiered on @cbsallaccess and Joslyn has a recurring role, her first TV gig. I am so proud of you girl and so inspired by you. Congratulations.

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Yesterday at work. Wearing: vintage @manfredthierrymugler blazer. @azzedinealaiaofficial skirt. Jewelry: @zaldivarparis @steferejewelry @h.crowne jewelry. Makeup @beautybytayrivera Hair @kimblehaircare styled by @christinajpacelli ... #TransIsBeautiful #bts #mugler #muglerized #thierrymugler

16,265 Likes | 35 days ago | 238

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So grateful I love my work. Work today was fun and moving. Thanks to my entire team. Makeup @beautybytayrivera hair @kimblehaircare styled by @christinajpacelli wearing vintage @manfredthierrymugler @zaldivarparis @steferejewelry @h.crowne ... #TransIsBeautiful

27,532 Likes | 35 days ago | 307

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#tbt. Circa 2015. #TransIsBeautiful

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Everyone, I implore you to swipe and watch @theebillyporter give an impromptu performance during the commercial break at the #TonyAwards on Sunday. It will just make you feel good and warm your heart. We need that right now. #BillyPorter #PoseFX

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Brings me so much joy to see my sister on the cover of @newyorkmag. Congrats @peppermint247 #TransIsBeautiful

30,091 Likes | 38 days ago | 341

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I did my own makeup, hair and styling again today. I felt that zen I used to feel back in the day when I would put on my makeup as armor to go out into a world where I was far too often harassed and misgendered on the streets, in the subway or the delicatessen. To attempt to paint my face for filth means I have to slow down. When I slow down, my nervous system can remember that she has many resources of resilience forged not just from trauma but also from love, passion and the desire to get better at something, maybe even good at something. ... #TransIsBeautiful #pride

14,251 Likes | 39 days ago | 77

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#LAPride #TransIsBeautiful

25,401 Likes | 39 days ago | 72

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Had such a good time today at #LAPride supporting my friend @saro and @mateosound. Saro killed it in his set today. You MUST check out his music if you haven't already. What a wonderful day for pride and Mateo Sound! It was so awesome connecting with new and old friends today. Happy #pride #Saro #TransIsBeautiful

4,000 Likes | 39 days ago | 17

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Reposted from @levelforward - #TonyAwards | June 9 | 8PM ET @cbstv ———————————————————————————- #GunNeutral thanks @thetonyawards for shining the spotlight on and acknowledging gun violence survivors and advocates during the @oklahomabway performance on the Tony Awards #2019 broadcast! • These are the gun violence survivors and advocates who will appear on stage at the Tony Awards during the performance by the company of Broadway’s Oklahoma! . . . #theater #storytelling #impact #Awards #inspire #change - #regrann

8,802 Likes | 40 days ago | 95

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After @jo's concert last night I came home singing, dancing and just lit up, feeling sexy, powerful and inspired. 🎶"Only got just one life this I've learned Who cares what they're gonna say." 🎶 ... Hair, makeup and styling by me. #TransIsBeautiful

33,077 Likes | 40 days ago | 338

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One of the most painful things I have witnessed is seeing my trans siblings disparage our nonbinary siblings. It truly breaks my heart. I have learned that whenever I feel the need to disparage, demean or make fun of someone else there is something about myself, my own insecurities, internalized shame I must get curious about and process. Again we cannot allow structural oppression to pit us against each other. Nonbinary people are not a threat to the well being of binary identified trans people. It might feel confusing as categories seem to constantly be expanding. But they aren't, we are just finally starting to acknowledge folks who have always been here, that previous categories and language have left out. Gender equity means all of us. It's not always going to be comfortable. But I have learned that when I am uncomfortable that's when I have the potential for the most growth. ... I also have to constantly distinguish for myself the difference between discomfort and feeling unsafe. Being uncomfortable is not the same as being unsafe but it often feels very similar in my body. So I go into fight, flight or freeze mode often when I feel uncomfortable cause my body, my nervous system, experiences it as unsafe. Figuring out what the difference feels like in my body and addressing the past traumas that might conflate the two is crucial to my growth and evolution. For those of us who have experienced lots of trauma, this work is crucial to reduce everything being a trigger. .. Shout out to @alokvmenon on a billboard. Yes, yes, all the yes's #TransIsBeautiful #nonbinaryisbeautiful #nonbinary ... Reposted from @alokvmenon - still not over my queer brown bearded lipstick wearing gender non-conforming transfeminine face on these big ass billboards! thanks for snapping this @benlross x - #regrann

10,728 Likes | 40 days ago | 57

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The woman, the myth, the legend, @kingamiyahscott. I just ordered her book. Congrats on everything Amiyah #TransIsBeautiful ... Reposted from @kingamiyahscott -  I can not express the joy I felt in this moment! I’ve been working on this project for so long and to finally have the 1st physical copy of my book #MemoirsOfAMermaid makes me sooo happy! I’m so excited for you guys to receive your orders which will be going out this week!  Thank you for your patience, love and support ❤️🧜🏽‍♀️ I absolutely CANNOT WAIT for you to read!! ...and if you haven’t already ordered, you can use the link in my bio 😉 XO Amiyah

17,659 Likes | 40 days ago | 92

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Yeah I am about to fill my feed up with love for @poseonfx which returns on Tuesday. I have said that trans people loving and supporting each other is a revolutionary act in a world that wants to pit marginalized people against each other. I resist divide and conquer as much as I can by trying to celebrate and love on my trans family, my LGBTQ + family, my woman family, my people of color family, my fellow humans family (#intersectionality) as much as I can. (But with boundaries, of course. Cause as Ms. @brenebrown says you can't have authenticity without boundaries. But I digress. Lol). Join me in loving on the cast and crew of @poseonfx and let's extend that energy towards LGBTQ + folks who aren't on TV, who are struggling to survive and maintain dignity in a far too often, harsh, harsh world. #TransIsBeautiful ... Reposted from @angelicaross - [SWIPE] Did someone say POSE??? Oh yeah it was @mikeruizone for #emmymagazine @televisionacad!!! @poseonfx is back this TUESDAY night at 9pm ET only on @fxnetworks #PoseFX - #regrann

8,725 Likes | 40 days ago | 28

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I am someone who also grew up watching copious amounts of television and consuming media that did not include me or if it did in extremely exploitative and dehumanizing ways. My heart is filled with so much joy seeing the @poseonfx family populate my feed, televisions, magazines, billboards, red carpets with trans women, trans women of color, lgbtq+ people of color living their dreams out loud and proud. Oh this is glorious!! Its particularly glorious as trans lives remain under attack in public policy and on the streets, as trans folks particularly trans women of color continue to be murdered at alarming rates. We need you right now @poseonfx. We need everyone seeing the beauty and humanity of everyone else. @janetmock and @theellenshow together. THIS RIGHT HERE!! #TransIsBeautiful

9,119 Likes | 40 days ago | 28

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Thank you @jlo for another amazing show. I was still singing and dancing on the way home feeling like I can do anything. #itsmyparty #jlo

29,514 Likes | 41 days ago | 154

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#datenight ... #TransIsBeautiful

23,985 Likes | 41 days ago | 199

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When I do my own makeup, hair and styling. #tbt last Sunday night in NYC ... #TransIsBeautiful

8,466 Likes | 42 days ago | 66