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HER STORY

CARRIE LYELL CAUGHT UP WITH WRITER, ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST JEN RICHARDS TO FIND OUT WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A TRANS WOMAN IN HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW

Jen Richards is the co-writer and star of Emmy-nominated web series Her Story, about the lives and loves of two trans women in Los Angeles. She’s also a passionate activist with a kind heart and infectious laugh who’s not afraid to speak her mind. She took time out of her birthday to talk to DIVA about putting trans visibility at the heart of Hollywood.

DIVA: Your background is in activism and non-profits. How did you get into acting?

JEN RICHARDS: I’ve acted ever since I was a kid. I did theatre in high school, continued into college, and then as an adult I did community theatre. It was just something I loved to do, but I never had any professional aspirations. And then when I transitioned, I gave it up.

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We are so excited to have the stars of hot new web series Different For Girls on our cover this month! Open up the issue to find out more and read exclusive interviews with the stellar cast, which includes Rachel Shelley, Nimmy March and Guinevere Turner. Also in this issue… Who is your feminism for? The Veronicas on Mardi Gras, body glitter and Ruby Rose Jen Richards tells Carrie Lyell what it’s like to be trans in Hollywood What Would Danvers Do? Feminist life hacks from your TV faves How jail changed me: 60 Days In Jail star Tami Lynn speaks to Claire Harvey BFI Flare 2017: Sophie Ward selects her highlights from the LGBT film festival Sofie Hagen: The Guilty Feminist Why we love: Janelle Monáe Are you a miss-ogynist? PLUS: Travel, fashion, family and much, much more!
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