Candis Cayne, Actress and Performance Artist. She is the first transgender woman with a major role on prime-time TV.
"I always thought of myself as being a trans activist in a bit of a different way. I’m not someone who can write legislation, I’m not somebody who is going to march down the street and fight that way. What I do as far as my role in trans activism is be on television, do interviews, and conduct myself in a way that shines a positive light on the trans community. Hopefully doing that will help change the hearts and minds of people. With activism you have the writing of legislation and the protesting, but it’s also important to hear trans actors and actresses speaking about their lives and their cause in a positive way, because that truly reaches the masses.”
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