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Ever since I was seven years old, I knew two things: that I wanted to pursue the arts and that I identified as female. The question from that moment was, How am I going to make both of those parts coexist? Ultimately, the combination of hard work, dedication, passion, perseverance and, most importantly, support, made me the actor I am today.
Jumping hurdles being trans.Before I could hone the technique and tools I needed as an actor, I first had to get past the hurdles of being a transgender woman in the audition room. Yes, positive change for and within the LGBTQ community is coming fast, but there is still an incredible amount of work to do. I had to wait years before getting cast as the woman I am today and I still face obstacles in this industry. It’s very difficult being trans or non-binary in the world of acting because many in power are not open to casting us. While actors are often advised to just be their best individual selves when auditioning, there have been times when I was told I was “too specific,” something I feared would be a recurring criticism and hold me back from ever getting cast. As trans women, we have to fight almost every waking moment to declare that we are capable and worthy of
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