In this closed captioned video, Janet Mock (an editor at People Magazine) and Isis King (actress and model) discuss trans issues from a trans people of color perspective for In The Life. In the video they also talk about why transgender is a term that both of them use regarding community.
To quote Jos of Feministing on the video in her piece Video: Janet Mock and Isis King on media representations of trans women:
So good right? I especially love the way diversity of opinion on language is represented as both personal and political. Janet and Isis rock.
And I’d agree — they do rock!
Related article I wrote for LGBT Weekly regarding Isis King’s participation in GLAAD’s & American Apparel’s “Legalize Gay” Pride clothing campaign: Being an ally vs. just telling others how to be an ally