Hmmm let's meet, then you tell me!
Interview for Janet Mock
(Q)There are so many false and damaging narratives about trans
people that the media and pop culture propagate. Is there one that
you find particularly harmful?
(A)The most harmful is the myth that trans women are not "real"
women or trans people are inauthentic and therefore our identities,
experiences and bodies must be investigated and interrogated. The
media commonly frames our narratives in this way and it's harmful
because it undermines trans people’s experiences and teaches others
that they too should be skeptical about trans people’s lives –
until trans people "prove" their realness.