Video: Janet Mock and Isis King on media representations of trans women

Watch this:

(The video is closed captioned).

So good right? I especially love the way diversity of opinion on language is represented as both personal and political. Janet and Isis rock.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/katniss/ Katniss

    Fantastic!

    Loved the criticism of the CNN interview, re: the overkill of “Transgender 101″.

    I was also really interested in the discussion about language and the tension that can arise from having contradictory perspectives/comfort levels with words and self-identifying language.

    This is a really important video. Thanks for sharing Jos!