"I am a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I'm from the South side of Chicago. You know from a lower-middle-class family. I'm dark skinned. I'm plus-sized. I'm afro-centric and therefore I'm marginalized even within the margins."
I consider Jen Richards' work to be one of the true shining forces in Chicago queer activism and her work with the trans community a personal inspiration. I was beyond thrilled to be one of the first to grill Jen about her new project: the Trans 100.