When writer and actor Laura Zak wrote a minor role for a trans character into her webseries #Hashtag, the trans actor was shocked she’d been asked to play a person, not a punch line. This realization — that portraying trans people as human beings was so rare — prompted Laura to develop Her Story, a love story in which a trans woman plays a lead role.
Learn in this interview how Her Story quickly grew from the kernel of a story idea into a high production-value web series. Find out why the show is attracting top-quality Hollywood talent and a dedicated following.
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Telling A Trans Love Story:
The Revelation of Being Portrayed as Human:
An Important Story that Rallies Top Talent:
Be a Good Listener and Share Your Story:
Resources Laura recommends during this interview:
- Her Story on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More” by Janet Mock
- The Trans Justice Funding Project
- The Trans 100