428: A Different Kind of Transgender Story – Meredith Talusan

What little boy doesn’t wish to grow up as an albino, Phillipino girl trapped in a male body? And what Phillipino woman, wants to transition into her truth only to battle white privilege, from her own trans community? The answer is no one, and no one. Yet, these factors are only the beginning of Meredith Talusan’s story that has lead her to realize, being a fair-skinned woman isn’t all it is cracked up to be.

This candid and forthright conversation is a perfect mid-Pride month story to show each of us how we tend forget the trials and tribulations we all face for the things that make us, us, and that others tend to find the most reason to hate about us. Just in time for the launch of her Book “Fairest,” Meredith, brings us insights and truths of about the closets she faces that many of us will never even consider due to our own inherent privilege.


Meredith Talusan is an award-winning author and journalist who is the founding executive editor of them.,Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ digital platform, where she is now a contributing editor. She has contributed to other books, including the New York Times bestseller Not That Bad (edited by Roxane Gay), Nasty Women, and Burn It Down. She writes frequently for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, WIRED, Condé Nast Traveller, and many other publications. She lives in the Western Catskills with her spouse and rescue mutt.

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