Top 30 Angelica Ross Quotes

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What’s hurtful is when you have portrayals like, you know, when you have someone like Jared Leto who accepts an award for ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ after playing a trans woman, standing in a full beard and looking fully cis male: it is communicating to our audiences that underneath all of that, it’s still a man under that.
Angelica Ross
I always have believed in the value of the diversity and resilience and just, really, the different skill sets that our community has. But we’ve never been able to find the right platform and find the right environment for us as a community – for us as a professional community.
Angelica Ross
The art of what they call female impersonation, or the drag shows, really helped me to hone what type of woman I was.
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I’ve always had big dreams and very little means.
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I don’t know that I had context for being trans until I moved to Rochester, New York, to pursue my dream of acting, and started going to drag shows. I had never seen a transsexual before, and I didn’t yet fully understand my own identity.
Angelica Ross
I discovered my path to independence through technology as well as the potential for a global lifeline for trans people around the world who were looking for the same.
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I used to work at Bloomingdale’s when I was transitioning, and they didn’t want me using the same bathroom as the female employees or what have you, so it was a struggle.
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I was kicked out of my own house and had my own drag mother, you know, a house mother. Things with my family are great now – my mom and dad were at the premiere – but they had kicked me out.
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I made a naive decision, and I joined the Navy. I figured I would use the G.I. Bill to pay for any college I wanted. I dreamed of going to Julliard to study music and acting.
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I used to wear so much makeup and be beat, and that would get me clocked, so then I’d wear less makeup.
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I was cast in commercials, music videos, and booked a lot of modeling jobs. But my acting career never took off because I was holding myself back. I was acting across from male partners who didn’t know that I am trans. I was being taught by teachers who didn’t know.
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Somebody, just because they are black, too, or just because they are trans, too, or just because they’re gay and recognize I’m trans, does that mean you have the familiarity to use certain language? And I don’t mean with just me but with the community.
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While I don’t necessarily believe the cliche that ‘everything happens for a reason,’ I do believe that every encounter, every situation, and every challenge I’ve experienced has shaped me into the woman I am today. And I am proud to say that I have never backed down from life’s challenges.
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Being trans comes at a high cost, but being black and trans can cost you your life.
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The problem with the spectrum that is trans-ness and where people like Caitlyn Jenner lie, transitioning and being trans is more than a physical thing. Transition is a process.
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I have the drive to spend five hours a day to teach myself a skill.
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You always have some trans girl saying, ‘Oh, they were just being funny! They aren’t really transphobic,’ Just like you will always have some black folks defending some white person for using the ‘N’ word because they are ‘cool.’
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Let’s not fantasize about having a world of only trans people or only of LGBTQ people. Let’s fantasize about a world in which we all can co-exist and where there is just talent that recognizes talent.
Angelica Ross
What I’ve learned about being trans in transition is just that sometimes good things don’t happen when you try to rush things. Just as a young girl grows into a young woman, you know, we transition; we grow into our bodies the same way.
Angelica Ross
After I came out to my mother at 17, I ran away from home and lived with a friend. We come from a highly religious family, and she could not accept it. It was devastating, and I was depressed.
Angelica Ross
In 2014, I left my job and launched TransTech Social Enterprises, a for-profit and nonprofit hybrid model focusing on the well-being of the trans community, not on external profits for shareholders.
Angelica Ross
Basically, I’m working on global domination. I plan to have members globally. What I’m looking to do is expand in a way that allows us to provide more access and take advantage of the sort of ‘world is flat’ technology platform, where it doesn’t matter where you’re located.
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What I would love to happen is to have people at the top of their game – straight, gay, cisgender, transgender, whatever – to volunteer with us, as long as they have something of value to offer and they see the value in our community.
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I get by mostly on speaking engagements, but as soon as I try to pay myself, I end up having to give it back to the business to cover operating expenses or other unplanned costs.
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