Today, many artists proudly call themselves transgender. If you google “transgender artist” you get over 38 million results. But before we go on and interview some of them, I want to consider the following: In what way do transgender artists differ from cisgender artists.
Trans artist Sophie Labelle focuses her comics primarily on the queer and trans community and less on educating society. I have been following her on social media for years and was allowed to interview her during her European tour.
The Dutch television program about being transgender ‘Hij is een Zij’ is about to start the fifth season. An interview with presenter Jan Kooijman: ‘I like the documentary type of approach and the long time spent following people, which allows us to make faithful recountances’.
Rowan, known from the TLC-series Onze transgender liefde (“Our transgender love”), has postponed his transition to be able to have a child with his (transgender) wife Louisa. In December 2017, he became the proud dad of Mikai and in April he finally started taking testosterone. I interviewed him two months later.