10 Transgender #GirlsLikeUs to follow on Instagram Vol. 1

Jen Richards

Jen Richards is the Co-Director of The Trans 100, creator of We Happy Trans, a website dedicated to celebrating positive transgender experiences that has received national media attention, the websites WTF Trans Dating and Trans Love Stories, the Chicago Trans News and Activism Facebook group, co-host of Sugar & Spice, an advice and news podcast, and was formerly a leader of #transchat, a monthly discussion on Twitter, and organizer of No Boys Allowed, a group for trans feminine individuals in the Chicago area.

Janet Mock

Larger than life, Janet’s hair and her heart have captured the nations attention. Janet Mock is a writer and activist. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Janet has an MA in journalism from New York University and has appeared on NPR, HBO’s The Out List, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, Huffington Post Live and more. Janet’s book Redefining Realness is Available everywhere on February 4, 2014. Pre-order your copy today! Go to JanetMock.com for more!

THANK YOU @outmagazine FOR INCLUDING ME!! #girlslikeus #StrengthInNumbers XO

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Jamie Clayton

At the age of 19, Clayton moved to New York in order to pursue a career as a makeup artist. Currently Clayton can be seen playing the role of Michelle in the Emmy Award winning interactive web series Dirty Work. In 2011 Clayton played the role of Kyla, a transgender character, on Season 3 of the HBO series Hung. In 2010 she co-hosted VH1’s first makeover show TRANSform Me. In 2012 she played Carla Favers in the TV series Are We There Yet?

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Our Lady J

I spoke with Our Lady J on Miss Ross Live recently as she shared so much of her musical journey which began in the church. The gospel sound still influences Our Lady J’s music today as she captivates audiences across the country with her live performances accompanied most times by a gospel choir. Visit OurLadyJ.com for more information.

Isis King

We all know her for being the first trans woman to appear on the widely popular America’s Next Top Model. Model/Mogul Tyra Banks discovered Isis during a photo shoot for a previous cycle. Isis most recently has appeared in the controversial ad campaign for American Apparel which no doubt lead to the nationwide casting call for Transgender Models. Isis King is a pioneer and travels the world using her voice and her story to motivate and inspire others to follow their dreams no matter what their circumstances look like. Visit her website at www.kingisis.com

Carmen Carrera

Could she be Victoria Secret’s 1st Transgender Model? I don’t know, but there is a petition on Change.org to make Carmen Carrera Victoria Secret’s first transgender model. We were first introduced to Carmen on Rupaul’s Drag Race and watched her blossom into the gorgeous woman she is today. Carmen’s very public transition has helped keep the conversation going within the LGBT community to understand the differences between a drag queen and a showgirl, between a trans woman and a drag queen. Visit http://CarmenCarrera.com for more!

Amiyah Scott

Model. Makeup Guru. Weaveologist.

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