Category: Transgender Writing

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Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Nine: Conclusion

Conclusion Transgender models have had trouble finding work within the modeling community due to the lack of inclusion in the fashion industry. Some Transgender models have found opportunities with other identifiers such as alternative modeling to try and avoid discrimination within the modeling world. As acceptance and understanding of the trans community grow, Transgender fashion models are beginning to find a home within the … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Nine: Conclusion

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Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Eight: Recommendations

Recommendations         The future for Transgender models is beginning to look positive.  Within the past two years, a couple of Transgender modeling agencies are being created as a result of the lack of inclusion and the use of social media to create the demand. In a Vice article written in 2017 named “These Trans Modeling Agencies Pave the Runway for Transgender … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Eight: Recommendations

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Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Seven: Discussion

Discussion When researchers tackled the broad topic of new media marketing, their research can come to a complete halt as a result of so many social media platforms.  According to the author of the book Instagram Power by Jason G. Miles mobile platforms dominate the market with social media sites.  Miles, 2014, explains, “The world is migrating to mobile devices. These powerful new handheld … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Seven: Discussion

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Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Six: Solution

Solution The solution that is presented by researchers and myself is the use of social media marketing to gain exposure and raise awareness for the Transgender community.  The most striking case was the study of Andreja Pejic (notable transgender model/actor) in the published book “Digit@l Girls” by authors MacPherson, Marko, Shawn Dahl, and Nicole Phelps. (McPaterson, Dahl, and Phelps 2017, pg 102).  In this … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Six: Solution

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Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Five: Literature Review

Literature Review In approaching this problem, others have approached it with the aim of learning best practices that applied to model careers as a transgender fashion model. The best way to evaluate the issues to move towards an understanding was to research those who have written on the subject. I wanted to find articles with a Transgender model’s personal experience to site the lack … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Five: Literature Review

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Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Four: Modeling: A Social Media Approach

Modeling: A Social Media Approach The sources and the approach to this research project we found in three distinct levels of research available on the topic of Transgender fashion models and the proposed solution these authors and myself have presented.  The first level of analysis focused on the journals and periodicals found the right problem of Transgender fashion models.  These articles are from a … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Four: Modeling: A Social Media Approach

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Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Three: The Problem Statement

Part Three: The Problem Statement: From My Masters Dissertation Project at Denver University (2018)   The Problem Statement  This solution to modeling exposure for transgender models may seem simple at the surface level but has become a struggle within the transgender community as the fashion world is slow to accept and include transgender fashion models to represent their brand.  In the article “Fashion Industry … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Three: The Problem Statement

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Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Two: The Importance Of The Problem

Part Two: Background and The Importance of the Problem: From My Masters Dissertation Project at Denver University (2018) The Importance of The Problem This blog series will be focused on the Transgender community, I would like to share some gender theory to help with some terms used. Sex, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation are components that makeup everyone’s identity. Sex refers to physical characteristics … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part Two: The Importance Of The Problem

+ Refinery29, “Transgender Models Are The Future Of Fashion,” accessed May 25, 2018. https://www.refinery29.com/2018/02/183486/top-transgender-models-in-fashion-2018

Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part One: Abstract

Part One: Abstract: From My Masters Dissertation Project at Denver University (2018) Social media platforms have now created a platform to give transgender models a chance for direct casting, booking, and brand ambassadors creating social change in the fashion market. I’d like to solve the problem of using new media marketing to create a presence in the fashion modeling world as a transgender woman. The … Read More Social Media Marketing for Transgender Fashion Models: Part One: Abstract

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Falling For Camille: Plot Synopsis

Falling For Camille Marc is a middle aged man who has reached the American dream of a wife, house, car and stable job.  This dream quickly becomes a nightmare as his gender dysphoria begins to haunt him.  Marc’s loving wife of 15 years, Tabatha, is a faithful and very romantic partner who is nothing less than Marc’s soulmate he wants to spend his life … Read More Falling For Camille: Plot Synopsis

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Falling For Camille: Story Synopsis

Falling For Camille is about:  Marc is a middle aged man battling gender dysphoria.  When he makes the decision to transition into a woman Marc is faced with the difficult task of finding his authentic self as a woman.  A four year medical journey unfolds as Marc becomes the woman Camille.  Now at the end of her gender transition, she must re-learn and challenge … Read More Falling For Camille: Story Synopsis

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What Is Transgender? Part 1: Gender Dysphoria: My Journey

What Is Gender Dysphoria: My Journey As I begun my journey, I wanted to help fill the void on what exactly is Transgender.  This subject could be an entire lifetime study, and I have a ton to learn. I wanted to start with my first struggle, Gender Dysphoria. Although, Gender Dysphoria isn’t a struggle for all Transgender women, it was very present in my … Read More What Is Transgender? Part 1: Gender Dysphoria: My Journey