Works in Progress.
MS. TRANS AMERICA™, televised pageant and series.
Ms. Trans America™ has been in talks with cable networks to air the Ms. Trans America™ Pageant and a reality series that follows the contestants and shares their personal stories, culminating in the pageant. Both the Pageant and the series are designed to shine a light on the lives of Trans individuals chosen as participants and to explore the people and events in their lives that helped them find safety and the strength to live as their authentic selves. Unlike traditional pageants that whose focus is a societal standard of beauty, Ms. Trans America expands those borders to identify individuals within the Trans Community who can become leaders for the community, who can speak within the community, and who can represent the community within the national and international media.
MS. TRANS INTERNATIONAL™
Similarly, Ms. Trans International™ is also in talks with cable networks to air the international competition, with a short-run series that examines the contestants and shares their personal stories, especially how life is reflected for them in their respective countries, culminating in the pageant. Both the Pageant and the series are designed to shine a worldwide spotlight on transgender issues through the individuals chosen as participants and to explore the people and events in their lives that helped them find safety and the strength to live as their authentic selves.
TRANS AMERICA MEDIA FOUNDATION
Our goal through the Ms. Trans America™ pageant and series has been to bring more national attention and respect to the transgender community. While traditional pageants have often been derided for their objectification of women, the winners of those pageants were able to become national spokespersons for significant causes, charities, and educational programs, among others. While the last few years have seen an ever increasing visibility of transgender individuals, there is still a shortage of individuals who can speak for the community and who the media / press / government turn to for insight into the community. In our very non-traditional pageant way, we aim to help identify individuals who can help become leaders within their community and who can act as liaisons to the media / press / government, and similar.
The search for the real girl™
The Search for the Real Girl™ is a cultural social project component designed to bring to light the individual stories of Trans Youth through the narrative expression of their collective stories of learning to accept and express the truth of their gender identity or gender non-conformity. Through individual narratives we hope to create a unique series that delves deeper into the societal complexities of acceptance within existing genders of non-gender conforming individuals.