Although Michaela Jaé felt out of place growing up, she never let it dim her light. Without much media representation of trans people, Michaela Jaé looked to classic stories like Cinderella and found parallels to how she wanted to live her own life. This led her to creating her own characters, like Pose’s Blanca Evangelista, to represent identities she never knew when growing up. Her advice to the next generation is the same: if you don’t see stories that represent your identity—write your own.
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