We Need To Talk About Jessica Yaniv
Opinion
We Need To Talk About Jessica Yaniv
When stories like this break, trans folks aren't given a seat at the table, but we’re left bearing the responsibility of being spokespeople nonetheless.

We need to talk about Jessica Yaniv. I wish we didn’t have to, but Yaniv has forced our hand. We need to talk about Yaniv, and we need to talk about how we’re talking about her. When I say “we,” I’m talking about the media landscape that exists around trans people, but doesn’t always do the best job of including us.

It’s important to note from the get-go that I am not the official spokesperson for the transgender community. I speak as a trans person, and as a member of our community, but not for it.

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