Jan Morris (b.
1926) is a Welsh author and historian. She is best known for her Pax Britannica trilogy, a comprehensive history of the British Empire.
Assigned male at birth, she underwent surgery in
1972 and published the autobiography Conundrum two years later, one of
the first books to discuss the personal experience of a trans person. She
received the Golden PEN Award for a “Lifetime’s Distinguished Service to
Literature” in 2005.
Jennell Jaquays (b. 1956) is an artist and designer of video games and table-top RPGs. She has worked on immensely popular games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Age of Empires and Quake.
She contributed artwork for many beloved games, and designed arcade conversions for others, such as Pac-Man or Donkey Kong. She is a trans woman and the creative director of the Transgender Human Rights in Seattle. Her activism efforts led to the banning of conversion therapy for minors in the United States.
1934) is a former tennis player and transgender rights activist. Following sex
reassignment surgery, she fought to be allowed to compete as a woman in the 1976
She sued the United States Tennis
Association over the fact that athletes had their chromosomes tested for their
gender to be determined, and won – a landmark case for transgender rights. She
was one of the first international athletes to openly identify as transgender
and became a spokesperson for the community.
Okay so after like a 2 year absence I am back on this blog!
Not really sure what direction I’m gonna go in so please message/comment with what type is posts you want to see more of, here are my usual post categories:
– straight up feminism
– men’s rights (but nice positive ones that talk about rights in a feminism context)
– posts about lbgtq rights (and all variants of the term)
– political posts about gender equality
Also keep an eye out for an exciting re-vamp of the whole blog 🙌
Janet Mock (b. 1983) is a
transgender rights activist. She is the author of the bestselling Redefining Realness, a memoir that casts
light on her experience as a trans woman of colour in the United States.
Born in Honolulu, she transitioned from male to
female at a young age, and later said about the experience: “My genital reconstructive surgery did not make
me a girl. I was always a girl.” She worked as a writer and TV producer for multiple
major companies. Her activism was recognised with numerous awards and