"You have no idea what you could become or who you could become until you stop playing follow the leader." Trans legend Jackie Shane reflects on her time touring as an R&B singer in the 60s, and offers advice on being unapologetically yourself.
Zackary Drucker asks Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Victoria Cruz, Sandy Stone, and other trans forebears about their pasts and our future. Their stories, many of which have been on the margins of society, are a guide to survival.
For the trans community, recent reminders that we must hold our history close—lest it be twisted in the mouths of others—makes the first authorized release of Jackie Shane's work that much more meaningful.