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You accept me flaws and all. And that's why I love you❤❤❤❤ #TransIsBeautiful

3,061 Likes | 1 day ago | 15

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Today is International Day of Racial Healing. Join us at 4pm Eastern and 1pm Pacific via live stream at Arraynow.com for #HowWeHeal

4,352 Likes | 1 day ago | 38

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1 year ago today my historic @cosmopolitansa cover was revealed. Still love this cover so much it's still my profile pic. Maybe I should change that? I feel so blessed and grateful but none of this has ever been about me. They are about everyone who has ever felt like they can't, for all the erasures and attempted erasures of trans people. Representation matters. Thanks you to everyone at @cosmopolitansa for making this beautiful moment happen. #TransIsBeautiful

3,971 Likes | 1 day ago | 23

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Happy #MLKDay. Please listen to this audio excerpt from one of King's many iconic speeches feels. It's just everything! "Power at it's best is love implementing the demands of justice and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love." #martinlutherkingjr #love

10,652 Likes | 3 days ago | 147

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A little excerpt from my remarks yesterday at #WomensMarchLA. #TransIsBeautiful

38,337 Likes | 3 days ago | 245

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I was so honored to get to attend and speak at #womensmarchla today. It was wonderful to see and meet so many of you and feel your energy.the backlash is real and happening but you showed up and showed out. Thank you! An excerpt from my remarks today: ... The achieving of basic human rights, dignity, justice or equity for one group of people does not mean that something is being taken from another group. That's scarcity thinking and scarcity thinking will always drive us further from each other. Divide and conquer is one of the primary tools of the oppressor to control marginalized people. And when I say oppressor let me be clear, each and everyone of us has the capacity to be an oppressor,  no matter who we are, where we are located on social hierarchies or how we identify. And each of us has the capacity to be liberators for ourselves and each other.  We have seen the tool of divide and conquer be used to attack this very march... Mary Pipher in her book "Reviving Ophelia" so beautifully writes, "Social change is a million individual acts of kindness.  Cultural change is a million subversive acts of resistance." It is subversive to choose love in this fear mongering cultural environment of us vs. them. It is a subversive act of resistance to choose love today. #TransIsBeautiful #womensmarch #love #resist

2,889 Likes | 4 days ago | 17

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I am so happy, humbled and honored to join  @ava,  @arraynow and some other amazing minds (like really amazing) this Tuesday Jan 22 On Facebook Live for National Day of Racial Healing #howweheal #aafca #arraynow #avaduvernay #LaverneCox #TransIsBeautiful

7,139 Likes | 4 days ago | 88

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Tune into @dropthemictnt next Wednesday January 23 to see me in an epic #RapBattle with one of my childhood idols, @boygeorgeofficial. Boy George and Culture were as @Rupaul would put it a 'navigation system' for me when I was growing up, a gender nonconforming kid, in Mobile, AL. ... Maybe I should have worn this outfit to distract from the fact that I dont have 'punchlines or flow' nor 'an empire also.' This is going to be entertaining! The song in the video is "That's the way" from Culture Club's 2nd LP "Color by Numbers." The day we shot #DropTheMic I discovered I remember every single word to every single song from their first 2 albums. Stay tuned for the receipts. #dropthemic #TransIsBeautiful #boygeorge #cultureclub #glamroomchronicles

2,990 Likes | 5 days ago | 35

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Oh I needed this reminder today. I remember hearing on an episode of the @Oprah show years ago that "forgiveness is letting go of the hope that things could have been different." There are no mistakes in God's universe, even the colossal mess our world is in today. Our job is to learn the lessons, forgive ourselves and each other and do better next time. I love you @thekyledraper. You inspire me everyday.

5,168 Likes | 6 days ago | 32

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In 2014 I had the honor of being named one of @glamourmag's women of the year. I was the first openly trans woman so honored by the magazine. But 61 years earlier #christinejorgensen was named woman of the year by The Scandinavian Society. When word of Jorgensen's gender transition was leaked to the press in December 1952 she became arguably one of the most famous women in the world in 1953 when she returned to America. Jorgensen navigated fame as an openly trans woman at a time when the medical protocol was that trans folks transition and then never disclose our trans status, when being openly trans often meant stigma, ridicule, discrimination, violence and death. Being openly trans to this day often still means all those things. Jorgensen's life is a wonderful blueprint for all of us. Thank you Christine. #TransIsBeautiful #WeWontBeErased #transrightsarehumanrights #tbt

11,544 Likes | 6 days ago | 109

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I just wanted to take this moment to celebrate actress @msjamieclayton's first and long overdue magazine cover photographed by @liaclay Jamie is an actress who is openly trans but has never wanted to lead with being trans. She wants her work to speak for itself. You should check out her incredible work on #Sense8 if you havent. It, indeed, speaks for itself. I am just so happy and proud that actresses like Jamie and others are doing their careers their way. There's not just one, two or two billion ways to be trans or human. We all must find our own paths and follow them in ways that feel most authentic to us. I love Jamie for insisting on that. There should be room for us all to do that. #TransIsBeautiful #CandyMagazine #jamieclayton

10,489 Likes | 7 days ago | 66

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Yesterday the Gender Expression and Nondiscrimination (GENDA) finally achieved passage in both houses of New York State's legislature. The bill provides explicit protections against discrimination for transgender New Yorkers. It has taken 17 years to get this bill passed. 17 years. In 2002 when SONDA (The Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Act) passed trans and gender nonconforming people were dropped from the bill at the last minute. Advocates at the time didnt think they could get the bill passed with trans folks being included. Trans people were told 'we'll get to you.' It has taken 17 years later. I, of course, celebrate the passage of this bill but this story should be a reminder that everyone must always be included. The Governor is expected to sign the bill into law this week. ... In 2013 I wrote a piece (link in bio) for @huffpost about Kiara St. James and Tanya Walker ( pictured) 2 of a group of activists who traveled to Albany every Tuesday, January to June to speak to lawmakers about getting GENDA passed. Thank you to folks like Kiara, Tanya, Melissa Sklars and the many activists and organizations who worked tirelessly for 17 years to make this happen. You all inspire me so much. Thank you and congratulations on this incredible acheivement. https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3129833/amp .. #TransIsBeautiful #transrightsarehumanrights #WeWontBeErased

55,683 Likes | 8 days ago | 388

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Ok getting in on the fun. #tenyearchallenge. #howharddidaginghityouch #TransIsBeautiful

120,234 Likes | 10 days ago | 560

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#Datenight. My baby ❤❤❤❤❤❤

55,249 Likes | 11 days ago | 343

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This brings me so much joy. I most definitely want candy. Congrats on another great cover ladies!!!!! ❤❤❤❤ #TransIsBeautiful

39,612 Likes | 11 days ago | 303

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This is life itself. @mjrodriguez7 on Sunday stepping into her destiny. #TransIsBeautiful

53,557 Likes | 11 days ago | 330

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#fbf 2009 my first time in Miami. #TransIsBeautiful

11,928 Likes | 11 days ago | 38

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Congrats @indyamoore on your gorgeous cover. What you wrote in this caption though is just everything. I have often felt like I have had to tow the line of respectability and authenticity. Your rejection of respectability politics is sobering and inspiring... #TransIsBeautiful Reposted from @indyamoore - (Link in bio) “I want to normalize speaking out and being truthful and honest and just being real and being vulnerable because this is everything that PR tells us not to do. This is everything that media training tells us not to do. It's all to protect a (photoshopped) image (or version that isn’t real or who we really are at all). The way I want people to connect to me is not to look up to me—I want people to look at me and to see a piece of themselves in me, not see somebody that they want to be like. I want them to see somebody that already exists within them. That's why it's important for me to be vulnerable or be honest or be imperfect. You know what I mean, and not ride on this wave of perfectionism that people be trying to follow.” My dearest @mjrodriguez7 Thank you for always pulling and inspiring the best of me out of me! You are such a light in my life! This is my favorite interview i’d ever done because of you! 🥰 Thank you so much for this cover feature @lofficielusa !! It was a fun and anxious day. Thank you for everyone on the team for pulling it all together you all worked so hard and I am entirely grateful for each of you. Aingeru thank you for your eye, genius and your patience. As a byproduct of my humanity, I felt very insecure that day and you affirmed me boosted my confidence and made me feel beautiful! Photography: @Aingeruzorita Styling: @Julianshane Beauty: @Tatidon Interview: @MJRodriguez7 - #regrann

8,744 Likes | 12 days ago | 37

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Thanks @nicoleupdegraff for the beautiful art. ..#TransIsBeautiful

4,596 Likes | 13 days ago | 41

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So excited about this show. I had so much fun shooting it. The trailer dropped today. Please watch and share .. ❤ From the minds of @jordanpeele and #CharlieSanders... @weirdcityshow #weirdcity Coming to @youtube on February 13th! I'm in this (!!!) along with @awkwafina @rosariodawson @steveyeun @therealhannahsimone @gillianjacobs @verbalberappin @lavernecox @thesaragilbert AND THE @hamillhimself and THE @levar.burton! YASSSSSS! -

48,132 Likes | 15 days ago | 349

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Getting to be an artist in so many ways is the highest of callings. Much of the work that was celebrated last night through both the nominations and the wins at the #GoldenGlobes reaffirms for me the incredible power of art to change the world. Thank you to all the artists who inspire me to continue to answer the divine call to be an artist. #TransIsBeautiful

67,715 Likes | 16 days ago | 590

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For the #GoldenGlobes afterparty Dress @hamelbymelinaharris, clutch @emmkuony, earrings @hueb, bracelets and rings @mattia_cielo @djulajewelry @marli_newyork @vhernier, shoes @kennethcole. Makeup @theladydeja Hair @kiyahwright1 Styled by @christinajpacelli. #TransIsBeautiful

41,188 Likes | 16 days ago | 250

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When bae has the camera he gets the angles he loves... #TransIsBeautiful

80,156 Likes | 16 days ago | 315

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At the #InStyleWBGlobes viewing party wearing: . Dress @hamelbymelinaharris, clutch @emmkuony, earrings @hueb, bracelets and rings @mattia_cielo @djulajewelry @marli_newyork @vhernier, shoes @kennethcole. Makeup @theladydeja Hair @kiyahwright1 Styled by @christinajpacelli. #TransIsBeautiful . @instylemagazine - 🎩 🎥: @thefacinator #InStyleWBGlobes

125,425 Likes | 16 days ago | 1,616

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Tonight's look for the #GoldenGlobes festivities...#TransIsBeautiful

28,642 Likes | 17 days ago | 507

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Some recent events in the media have reminded me that we must always draw our attention and resources to the most vulnerable among us. So today I have a message for some special young people out there. #TransIsBeautiful #LoveWins

14,024 Likes | 21 days ago | 140

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Everything in it's right place this year. #TransIsBeautiful

18,092 Likes | 22 days ago | 132

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A walk on the beach shot by my babe to end the year to a remix of the first song I ever released this year. The song is called #BeatForTheGods but here I am again with #nomakeup, #nofilter just lots of love and gratitude. Love you all! #HappyNewYear #TransIsBeautiful

33,079 Likes | 23 days ago | 401

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@asiakatedillon you are divine. You are a brilliant artist, BRILLIANT and an astute, loving and exacting advocate. Waking up to this news of the passage of this bill in the city I called home for more than 20 years of my life brought tears to my eyes and gives me so much hope for 2019! Thank you @nycmayorsoffice. Thank you New York City. Trans & non-binary people's right to self identify & have that acknowledged under the law & not experience stigma & discrimination from the state & from the  culture is part of the LOVING world I dream. This is part of the loving world I want to exist in. Bravissi(ma) (mo)(mx) NYC. I love you. Embrace love not fear in 2019, everyday. #TransIsBeautiful #HappyNewYear

67,248 Likes | 23 days ago | 804

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Getting ready for 2019 like... . #TransIsBeautiful

35,130 Likes | 25 days ago | 190

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My 2018 #topnine. Thanks for all the likes and love this year. It's been an intense one which means there were many lessons to learn. Here's to learning the lessons and growing personally and collectively through more and more love. #TransIsBeautiful

104,652 Likes | 27 days ago | 518

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#tbt. Spectacles The 2009 photo was taken on the bus in NYC. I remember my old friend J. took this and I am not sure why we were on the bus when I usually took the subway. I think this top was from H&M. I loved strapless tops and dresses during that time in my life. The 2017 photo was taken at a fashion event in Los Angeles. #KateSpade dressed me for the event. Kate brought so much beauty into the world, so much style. Thank you Kate. RIP .. This season I have been feeling so reflective and contemplative about life, how much it changes and stays the same, how much my life has changed over the past few years. Today my prayer is to ask that attachment to anything that is about my ego to be lifted, so that I can embrace love which is the nature of who I really am even more. #TransIsBeautiful

16,759 Likes | 28 days ago | 105

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Til the season to eat...

11,341 Likes | 29 days ago | 131

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Judy Garland singing "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" is so necessary. #happyholidays #TransIsBeautiful

8,591 Likes | 29 days ago | 27

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Saturday night at an awesome dinner to raise money for the Sean Combs Foundation. Thanks for having me! Photos by Jarrod Williams #TransIsBeautiful

10,655 Likes | 29 days ago | 140

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For those who know me well, you maybe surprised that I absolutely love Christmas music. I was going to post a series of some of my favorite Christmas music then I came across this performance from @mspattilabelle of #OHolyNight. Then I decided this is all we need. No matter what you celebrate and if you celebrate nothing at all, I believe this performance from Miss Patti will get you in the spirit. I dont subscribe to organized religion but I believe in a higher power and that higher power is working through Miss Patti here. Happy holidays!

80,167 Likes | 30 days ago | 1,385

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#Money by @iamcardib got me like... . . #TransIsBeautiful #glamroomchronicles #cardib #bodypositivity

10,059 Likes | 31 days ago | 68

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#Datenight

37,198 Likes | 31 days ago | 626

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I believe this might be the first animal video I have ever shared or at least the first in a while. Laverne Cox social media historians please check the accuracy of this statement but this pretty much sums up me when the cuddle is just right.

8,718 Likes | 32 days ago | 54

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#fbf. The #CornelWest quote "Justice is what love looks like in public" is one of my favorite quotes. As the year winds down I am reminded today that love always has to start with the self. Love is a practice and I am taking this time to reset my health and well being. I am so grateful for health insurance and great healthcare practitioners to keep my body and mind well. Cultivating more self care and self love practice I have more to give and offer the world, my work and the people I love.

16,603 Likes | 33 days ago | 312

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#tbt. Some of my favorite #redcarpet looks of #2018. What's your favorite? #TransIsBeautiful

69,625 Likes | 33 days ago | 940

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I didn't tell him to say this but I am so glad he did. Love you babe!❤❤❤❤❤❤ @Regran_ed from @thekyledraper - We cuteeeeeee 😍😘❤️ . . 😂😂😂 at the haters who think calling me “gay” because I’m dating a trans woman is a putdown that will make feel insecure about myself and my sexuality. . . For starters, “gay” is not a putdown!!!! I associate “gay” with “free,” “courageous,” “strong,” & “cool,” so even though I identify as heterosexual, I’ll take the gay remarks as compliments, and I’ll wear them proudly! 🌈💪❤️ . . If you have people coming at you with negativity online, know that haters are really just misguided fans. Why else would they take the time to consume your content and feel compelled to engage with it? Be strong, and know that you’re on the right path if you’re attracting haters and making them uncomfortable with your message since growth and progress comes from discomfort. Keep doing your thing so these misguided fans have something to talk about 💅💅💅 #transisbeautiful #loveislove #blockingoutthehaters - #regrann

9,860 Likes | 34 days ago | 76

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Hey you... .... #TransIsBeautiful

108,003 Likes | 36 days ago | 805

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#transformationtuesday. Gosh the young woman in that first photo. That was taken in the loft apartment in Brooklyn of one of my ex's. It was one of the most toxic relationships I have ever been in and I have been in a few. I was the common denominator in all those relationships. The men I chose were a reflection of what I thought of myself. I have worked my ass off to think more highly of myself, to practice self love in part by whom I choose to have in my life. I am so grateful for the amazing people I have in my life. I am so grateful for the love I have in my life. There's always more work to do on myself but what a spiritual transformation! A day at a time. Feeling so reflective as this year ends. #TransIsBeautiful

21,107 Likes | 36 days ago | 275

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A little #throwback. 4 years ago on Canadian television. 4 years later this conversation is sadly still relevant. But those of us who want to live more authentically and write our own rules about gender are stronger than ever. Our allies and accomplices are seeing new possibilities for freedom for themselves and others. We know the power of our voices amplified with love and an insistence on our own humanity and the humanity of others. #WeWontBeErased #TransIsBeautiful

3,999 Likes | 36 days ago | 11

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Thank you @teenvogue For featuring these amazing young performers. Having grown up studying classical ballet, theater and voice I feel connected in different ways to all these artists. Link in my bio to the article: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/trans-performers-challenges-hopes-representation-2018 ................................. @Regran_ed from @jaynaledford - Thank you @teenvogue for including me in this article about “Transgender performers sharing challenges they still face and their hopes for the future” ❤️ also included in this article are wonderful, inspiring people like @nicoleamaines @ryancassata @jacobmichael @theo.dozia ❤️ check it out! Link in my bio! ⬆️ - #regrann

34,624 Likes | 38 days ago | 216

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Tonight was awesome. This #selfie was taken at the end of the night after the DJ at the club came fully for my edges. #TransIsBeautiful

17,287 Likes | 39 days ago | 117

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Love this: @Regran_ed from @rainvaldez - Def proud to have played a part in this. I'll be your #August fantasy for the first annual #FantasyCalendar. 💖 So grateful for all my sisters who shared their fantasies and beauty with me. The calendar will feature 12 bad-ass multicultural women of trans experience @zackarydrucker @tracelysette @cassandrajames_ @rainvaldez @thelinabradford @caroland14 @globalgrrl22 @blossomcbrown @missmariaroman @lee065 @thejulianajoel Get your copy today! Link in bio / story. A % of the proceeds will benefit @translatinacoalition Photography by @stevenlarson Produced by @rainvaldez @thekellenjoseph & @alenos @noweverartists #noweverartists #transisbeautiful #wontbeerased #thefantasy2019 - #regrann

21,096 Likes | 39 days ago | 110

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#FBF my 2018 magazine covers. So grateful to all the editors, photographers, writers, stylists makeup artists, hair stylists and my team for making these moments happen. Thank you all. I still get excited when I see black women on the covers of magazines. It still makes me feel seen, beautiful and inspired. I still get excited when I see trans folks on the covers of magazines. It makes me feel hopeful. I think about all the trans kids out there who may now have a sense of possibility because of this representation. Representation saves lives. .................. Sharing the cover of @Variety with the truly great artists @therealchazbono and @therealalexandrabillings was a great honor. The round table accompanying that cover story I am truly proud to have been a part of. For @selfmagazine I wanted to take a risk to be more vulnerable and intimate in the printed and on camera interviews. I was so scared. But when the issue came out and so many people connected to parts of my story I have never shared before, it was truly healing. Covering @cosmopolitansa was just beyond. I still can't believe that historic moment happened. Thank you South Africa. My 9 year old self is truly in awe of this abundance. I try to put love out into the world. I am trying to choose love not fear every moment of every day. I an doing this imperfectly. I am so grateful for the love you all consistently give back to me. Thank you! I love you! #TransIsBeautiful

8,273 Likes | 40 days ago | 41

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#fbf 2015 #bts of my @entertainmentweekly cover shoot. #TransIsBeautiful

6,257 Likes | 40 days ago | 88

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#tbt fall 2017 in London in the backseat of @attitude's jaguar answering a few questions. I was feeling very spokesmodel that night. Lol. #TransIsBeautiful

37,946 Likes | 41 days ago | 520

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#tbt 2015 on the beach on Fire Island... today I embrace my imperfections #TransIsBeautiful

7,694 Likes | 41 days ago | 43

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I'm up here

12,436 Likes | 41 days ago | 75

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#TransIsBeautiful. So @awkwafina

10,035 Likes | 41 days ago | 64

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For today's #sagawards nominees announcement I wore Custom look @cristinaottaviano, jewelry @cirari, @michaeljohnjewelry @gabrielandco styled by @christinajpacelli makeup @beautybytayrivera hair @kiyahwright1 #TransIsBeautiful

7,819 Likes | 42 days ago | 57

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Put your paws up. Had so much fun announcing the #sagawards nominees this morning with the radiant and hilarious @awkwafina. Congrats to all the nominees in every category. I need a nap. Been up since 12:30am. #TransIsBeautiful

12,072 Likes | 42 days ago | 71

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Dressed and ready for the next holiday party. For my hostess gift I'm bringing @SmirnoffUS Peppermint Twist. My favorite way to drink it is in hot cocoa, with a splash of orange liqueur.  You've got to try it! Girl, you should do that soon because they are only out for a limited time!  #SmirnoffPartner For my orange & peppermint hot chocolate recipe see below: Orange & Peppermint Hot Chocolate 1 Ounce Smirnoff Peppermint Twist 0.5 Ounce Orange Liqueur 8 Ounces Hot Chocolate

20,012 Likes | 42 days ago | 161

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For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed? bell hooks #TransIsBeautiful

19,220 Likes | 43 days ago | 178

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#TransIsBeautiful

12,164 Likes | 43 days ago | 98

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Last night we had a rousing evening fundraising for our film @disclosuredoc. More photos from the event to come. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this film centering trans lives, trans voices and spectatorship. If you weren't able to make it, you can find out more about "Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screen" at the link in my bio: https://www.documentary.org/project/disclosure-trans-lives-screen #TransIsBeautiful

22,759 Likes | 45 days ago | 167

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Love you @mjrodriguez7 . So proud of you sis! #TransIsBeautiful #glamroomchronicles

6,160 Likes | 45 days ago | 51

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And I would like to invite everyone to watch this except and share far and wide. @brenebrown is giving us the gospel right here. Watch the full conversation by clicking on the link in my bio. #daringtolead #daringgreatly #brenebrown

11,958 Likes | 45 days ago | 189

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@brenebrown's work continues to be core shaking for me. This new interview with @marieforleo is a must watch for negotiating the thorny terrain of our times and claiming and reclaiming ourselves and each other with love and empathy. Thanks again Brene for the courage and bravery at the heart of this very difficult work. Thanks Marie for the compassionate engagement with the work. This is one of my favorite moments from this interview. There are so many gems though. Enjoy! Watch and share. The link to the full conversation is in my bio

18,760 Likes | 46 days ago | 159

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#fbf 2015 #bts of my photo shoot for #MyTown magazine being photographed by the inimitable @lipman.studio #TransIsBeautiful

34,265 Likes | 46 days ago | 187

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#fbf 2015 #bts of my photo shoot for #MyTown magazine. Styled by @christinajpacelli makeup @theladydeja hair @deetrannybear #TransIsBeautiful

17,456 Likes | 48 days ago | 177

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#tbt to 2016 at @variety's #powerofwomen event. Thank you @variety for the love and support over the years. Marginalized people can't change narratives, break barriers, create space and opportunity without allies and accomplices. The list is long of the allies and supporters I have had over the years. Thank you to you all. I love you!#TransIsBeautiful #gratitude #thankyou #love

15,173 Likes | 48 days ago | 163

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#Narcissus drowned in his own reflection. Are we all drowning in the mirrors of #Instagram? Are these mirrors at all or just masquerades? Or both and neither? Simultaneity. ......... Folks often ask me what is my favorite @beyonce song. It's impossible to pick a favorite but #FlawsAndAll from #Bday is pretty darn close. ... #TransIsBeautiful #glamroomchronicles

9,274 Likes | 49 days ago | 62

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@Regran_ed from @sagawards - 🎉🎉Excited to announce that @Awkwafina and @LaverneCox will be presenting the 25th #sagawards nominations together ✨ They’ll be announcing the nominees live on @tntdrama and @tbsnetwork on Wed, Dec. 12 at 10am ET/ 7am PT. - #regrann

36,354 Likes | 50 days ago | 410

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Thank you next...#TransIsBeautiful #glamroomchronicles

24,750 Likes | 50 days ago | 255

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I got another chance to act today. I never take for granted that there will be another opportunity. When I have the chance to be on set and do the thing I love most in life it is truly my greatest joy. I try to always show up in this joy and love. I am also so grateful I get to work with truly incredible people. Can't wait to tell you about this secret project. Find something you truly love to do in life. #TransIsBeautiful

17,058 Likes | 51 days ago | 276

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28,909 Likes | 52 days ago | 410

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"You wanted to know when we were going to have sex?" My favorite Cam and Peter moment from CBS'S #Doubt continued. You can watch the entire season on YouTube #TransIsBeautiful

15,427 Likes | 52 days ago | 129

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"I might sleep with you then hate you..." A little #ThrowBack to one of my favorite Cam and Peter moments from Doubt with the awesome @bennyvegas playing Peter. #TransIsBeautiful

11,131 Likes | 52 days ago | 49

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Must watch: this #WorldAidsDay. Click on the link in my bio for @javiermofficial's powerful testimony in its entirety @Regran_ed from @nowthisnews - Actor Javier Muñoz ((@javiermofficial) reflects on his life with HIV and the stigma associated with it. This World AIDS Day, he wants people to understand the power of knowing their status – and accepting whatever it is. To watch the full op-ed, follow the link in our bio 🔗⠀ - #regrann

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Today is #WorldAidsDay. It feels like a miracle that I am HIV negative. I grew up feeling that it was inevitable that I contract HIV and saw it as a punishment for being who I am. I grew up internalizing so much shame about my sexuality and gender expression. I saw HIV as God's punishment for being who I am. This, of course, was something I internalized because our government did nothing for far too long about HIV/AIDS diagnoses and we still live in a culture that deeply stigmatizes folks living with HIV.  Undoing that stigma in my heart and mind requires continued education, listening more, and loving personal interrogation of my implicit assumptions and biases and even the language I use. ............ Today I want to stand with folks living with HIV all over the world. You are far more than your diagnosis. I want to encourage everyone to get tested and know your status.  I want to affirm that because of the tireless work of activists who have come before me HIV is no longer a death sentence. Properly medicated, HIV positive folks can have an undetectable viral load and NOT transmit HIV to others. There are now medications to prevent HIV negative folks from contracting HIV. Thank you to everyone who has done this incredible work and continues to do the work to end AIDS globally. I love you all. If you're shopping this holiday season Go to Amazon.com/RED to shop @RED products that fight AIDS with every purchase. #SHOPATHON link in bio

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Pose for the camera...#glamroomchronicles #TransIsBeautiful

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#nofilterneeded. Last night. Styled by @christinajpacelli Makeup @beautybytayrivera hair by @kendragarvey. Wigology @deetrannybear #throwback. Thank you @lancomeofficial and @voguemagazine for a lovely evening. #TransIsBeautiful

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For tonight's @lancomeofficial @voguemagazine shindig I wore: Gown @blackhalo, cape @anyoldiron, bag @ximenakavalekas, earrings @narcisapheres, rings @djulajewelry, bracelets @levian_jewelry #TransIsBeautiful

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#datenight with bae at the @voguemagazine @lancomeofficial soiree #TransIsBeautiful

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#tbt 4 years ago on @wendyshow. Any Wendy fans remember her wig notes? Wig notes are truly a #throwback. How You Doin? Ma Nishma? #TransIsBeautiful

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Love you so much babe! @Regran_ed from @thekyledraper - Love is love. I couldn’t be prouder to be in love with this gorgeous, intelligent, and talented woman ❤️ I identify as cisgender and heterosexual, and I want the world to know how proud I am about my relationship with a trans woman. We need to rid society of shame associated with dating trans/gender nonconforming folks, and it starts with more cis/hetero individuals who are attracted to trans/gnc folks allowing their attraction to evolve into love and for that love to be celebrated publicly. I love you, @lavernecox 😍😘❤️ #transisbeautiful - #regrann

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#tbs. 2 years ago I got to do a dream project and work with some truly incredible artists. #rockyhorrorpictureshow was a labor of love for all of us worked on the project. It was also one of the biggest challenges of my career getting to play the iconic Dr. Frank-n-furter. "I Can Make You a Man" was one of my favorite tracks to record for the soundtrack. #TransIsBeautiful #ThrowBackSunday #throwback #love

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Yes lord. Thank you for sharing this @ledisi. Hallelujah! @Regran_ed from @ledisi - When I look at it all..... #MOOD The Great #RanceAllen sums it up perfectly. Have a great Sunday everyone. 🙏🏾 - #regrann

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Thank you @britishvogue for the #WeWontBeErased film and especially for featuring this luminous girl @therealrebekah. Click on the link in my bio for the full film. #TransIsBeautiful

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This, like this administration's leaked memo is yet another attempt to erase trans folks from public life. According to @TransMilitary, the military is the nation's largest employer of trans folks, a population who's unemployment rate is 3 times the national average. This according to the latest US Trans Survey.  2 appellate courts have struck down this attempted ban. Trans folks have always existed. The days of us being pushed to the margins are over. These attempts to erase us, won't work. #WeWontBeErased #transrightsarehumanrights #TransIsBeautiful

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This brought tears to my eyes.

53,178 Likes | 62 days ago | 440

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#TransIsBeautiful so beautiful. Watch please and click on the link in my bio for the full film and share. #WeWontBeErased .............. @Regran_ed from @britishvogue - 42 members of the trans and non-binary communities sat down with #BritishVogue to share their stories and explain why, no matter what the current media narratives or political climate, they won’t be erased. . Watch the full video directed by @Kloss_Films, via the link in bio #WeWontBeErased. . @AlokVMenon, @Carmen_Carrera, @Charlie_Craggs, @Chellaman, Connie Fleming, Daphne Overbeck, @Dara._, @Dezjorngauthier, @Dominiquet.A.R.Jackson, @Eden_Loweth, @FrancescaxMartin, @Harris_Reed, @HoneyDijon, @Supa_Ines, @IOLovesYou, @JanayaForTheFuture, @IAmJariJones, @IAmKej, @Kuchenga, @LaverneCox, @TheLinaBradford, @MaximMagnus, @MunroeBergdorf, @Naeemdxvis, @NikiMnray, @OsloGrace, @Paris.Lees, @PatriciaBlack, @TheRealRebekah, @RowTheBoatBitch, @Shon.Faye, Sue Nabi, @Teddy_Quinlivan, @ThomasPageMcbee, @Decadunce, @Torraine, @TravisAlabanza, @UglaStefania, @ValentijnDeHingh, @VincentBeier, @ViviPizzaDreamer, @XoeyFourr - #regrann

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Yes I have a #TransIsBeautiful neon sign in my home.

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There are so many Angel's, Gods, Goddesses and nonbinary deities in the trans community. Exhibit A @Regran_ed from @angelicaross - "It’s so important to have events like Transgiving where we get our flowers while we’re living." Thank you to @the.root for coming along with me to celebrate and showcase how our community comes together for each other during the holidays. And thank you @mizaniusa for allowing me to give the gift of your #MiracleMilk hair care product to every single person who attended! #TDOR #transdayofremembrance #transisbeautiful #chosenfamily #posefx #houseofabundance - #regrann

8,909 Likes | 63 days ago | 49

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Today is #TransDayOfRemembrance the day we take time out to remember the trans folks we have lost in the past year to anti trans violence. Remembering and honoring our dead is vitally important every day. But what does it mean to be engaged in the work on a daily basis, year round so that trans people aren't murdered in the first place?. That work is complicated and intersectional. For those interested in that work please click on the link in my bio to a Twitter thread from @them which contains some amazing think pieces which encourage us to critically engage with the project of truly valuing the lives of trans people. #TransIsBeautiful #TransDayOfRemembrance

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@Ava's tribute to #CicelyTyson last night brought tears to my eyes. Watch, share and celebrate this living legend. #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic

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Last night the living legend #CicelyTyson received an honorary Oscar. 45 years ago she was nominated for a Best Actress in a leading role Oscar for the film "Sounder." Interestingly Diana Ross was also nominated that year for Best Actress. It was only the 2nd and 3rd time black women had been so recognized. Liza Minelli won that year for her iconic performance in Cabaret. In 1955 Dorothy Dandridge became the first black woman nominated for a best Actress in a leading role Oscar. In 1940 Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for "Gone With The Wind," the first black actress so honored. Halle Berry is still the only black woman to win a best Actress Oscar. Only 6 other black women have won supporting actress Oscars: Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Mo'nique, Octavia Spencer, Lupita N'ango, Viola Davis. Oprah Winfrey received an honorary Oscsr in 2011 for her Humanitarian work. We love you Ms. Tyson and owe you so very much. Thank you and congratulations! #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #oscars

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