Words matter. These are the best Carmen Carrera Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My experience started in the gay nightlife/drag life. I was just as consumed in ignorance about what is offensive to transpeople because at that time I hadn’t found myself. I was living as a drag performer only.
I want to inspire strength. I also want to inspire people to create their own happy reality.
When you live this trans experience, there’s a point and time in your life that you almost stop developing because you don’t know where to go.
When you transition, it’s a long process. Some people are so, like, ignorant about it. They’re like, ‘Oh she’s a girl tomorrow.’ It’s not like that. You have to literally, you take all this medication. It’s really hard on your body.
It would be pretty amazing for Victoria’s Secret to be that huge corporation that embraces trans women. We shop there as well.
Beauty comes from within, but it’s up to us to use fashion and beauty to express who we are on the inside.
My coffee usually is very light, very sweet with milk preferably Almond Milk but if not available I take whole milk but I’m trying to go vegan, so I try for at least soy.
We must learn to exist together in peace and love people as they are. That is the only way humanity wins.
I want to be able to supply the knowledge that transgender women need in order to live peacefully and become accepted among all men and women.
For any model in this industry, you never know if you’re going to get work. You never know if people are going to relate to you, and embrace you. And then being trans is kind of like – I hate to say it – but it’s kind of like a setback.
I think that for a lot of people, I inspire them to be themselves.
I like to jump around, and it takes a long time for people to catch up to me sometimes.
My message is: beauty has no gender. At the end of the day beauty is beauty.
As someone who’s visible, I feel it’s part of my responsibility to have a voice for trans people because the fight is not necessarily on television. The fight is every day.
Luckily for me the public have known me before my transition and I’ve always had the same body type.
I like to think of myself as an active American in our politics, but I get lost sometimes watching everything.
I want to be respected as a woman, as a mother, as a wife. That’s why I transition.
I don’t know any lingerie brands that really embrace transgender women at all, to be honest.
Trans people are beautiful. It’s a different kind of beauty, and it should be recognized and respected.
I consider myself an activist for women like me, who want to be confident and don’t want to be judged.
I would say what’s really interesting about me personally is that I’ve taken my transgender experience, and I’ve looked at it on the bright side, on the positive side.
When it comes to beauty, I try to teach my step daughters to embrace themselves the way they are,and to have fun.
I don’t view myself as a ‘trans actor’ or a ‘trans model.’ I mean, I am – it’s part of who I am – but it’s not something that solely defines me.
I’ve learned that my word carries weight, and that’s something I have to always have to keep in mind.
Drag has always been an open space where anyone within the LGBT community can express their creativity.
Honestly, when I was a boy and I was out as a gay boy, I never really dealt with anyone bullying me or anything like that.
I just want to say that I’m, like, living for myself, because I was onstage at Radio City Music Hall with Christina Aguilera – and my name was on the screen. It was a big moment!
Beauty is the ability to utilize the tools provided in order to showcase your spirit in order to show your true soul.
But if you look at Victoria’s Secret models, honestly, young girls don’t necessarily look up to them for the healthiest reasons. It’s more about the envy, the desire to look aesthetically best: it’s an unattainable, elitist mindset.
I don’t want to reclaim the word ‘tranny.’ I don’t want anyone to refer to me as ‘tranny.’
I’d like to live in a country where I feel safe.
Beauty is the idea of who you truly are.
Couples Therapy’ is pretty big for me because it’s opening the door to a new audience – a hip-hop following, which I feel is a bit more judgmental toward the LGBT community.
Every one of us deserves the right to have a great education that’s going to prepare us and give us the tools that we need in order to thrive outside of school. It’s our government’s responsibility to make sure that everyone is included.
My family is very supportive, lucky for me.
I would love to do more modeling. I would love to do anything really, mainstream, and help to create, I guess, a feeling of acceptance for people who are different and not look at them like they’re freaks or whatever.
If people can understand me and accept me as a woman, I’m going to get booked for more jobs.
Before my transition I felt trapped, and now I’ve been set free.
There’s a lot of healing that needs to happen between the LGBT community and the cisgender heterosexual world. There’s a ton of misunderstanding.
Your gender should not matter in your heart or in the way you express your personality.
It just so happens that I’m trans. It shouldn’t have to be like ‘Oh, that’s the trans model selling the trans clothes.’
And I come from a very proud Hispanic family. We’re proud to be Latino. We’re proud to be Peruvian. And my dad’s side is proud to be Puerto Rican.
We cannot let fear and terror dictate how we live our lives, no matter what. Life is a blessing with an expiration date, and we must embrace it while we can.
I run into a lot of ignorance and stupidity. It gets really frustrating, but you have to take yourself out of it and realize what’s happening in the bigger picture.
Courtney Love gave me advice on how to stay focused. She told me I have a lot of positivity and I have a lot of light and to just stay on that path, because it’s easy to become affected by the negativity.
All you have to do is respect me. Use the right words. If you don’t consider me a woman, then use trans woman. Whatever works for you. But don’t try to use something that’s a slur or something that’s meant to degrade who we are.
Being a woman means everything to me.
I wasn’t a masculine kid; I was pretty effeminate.
I’m very passionate and believe that every time the LGBT community is featured in the media, people are learning about us.
I’ll have men, or I’ll have women say that I’ll never be a woman because I don’t menstruate, or because I’m not made up like Kim Kardashian. So in that sense, I use makeup for a little bit of confidence. But for the most part, day-to-day, I wear makeup if it feels good.
I’m a show girl at heart.
Regardless of whether you’re in a gay or heterosexual relationship, you’re going to go through your ups and downs.
I got kicked out of Catholic school, by the way, because I was too feminine. I was too feminine and I had a crush on this boy named Anthony and the nuns were not having it.
Feeling comfortable with your body as you go through a transition is not easy, and honestly, as a trans person on hormones or after surgery, you just don’t really know what your results will be, how you’ll finally look. Managing all of that is a challenge.
Being in the entertainment industry, I do have some privileges, but when I’m off sets and in the real world, I’m a trans individual whose rights and safety have been taken away.