Sisterhood is the word we’ve chosen to name our final cover story for August - the first ensemble cover shoot since our rebrand at the end of last year - and their truly couldn’t be a better way to describe this group of inspirational women. Alexandra Billings, Trace Lysette, Alexandra Grey and Rain Valdez are four stars of the groundbreaking TV series Transparent, which saw trans people portrayed with nuance previously unseen - all due to the trans talent both in front of the camera and in the writing room. After the show was rocked by scandal recently, we caught up with this fierce four for their take on trans representation in Hollywood, and the work that still needs to be done in the fight for trans equality.
“I think oftentimes we don’t get to see the day- to-day and the joy that we experience and I think that the world needs to see what it looks like when we are happy and when we are loved. It’s so important for the world to see all that we are and not just their tiny scope of what they think that they know about us because these myths are perpetuated over and over by cis heteronormative people, and have been for decades.”