Angelica Ross, Imara Jones Want to See More Trans Stories: ‘Take Us Seriously’ | PRO Video

The journalist and actress founded companies to bolster trans representation, because “who controls the story has control”

When transgender powerhouses Angelica Ross and Imara Jones saw that the entertainment and media worlds weren’t telling their community’s stories in a realistic way, they took matters into their own hands. After all, they said, “who controls the story has control.”

Ross and Jones spoke with Pride Media’s Mey Rude about trans representation as part of TheWrap’s Power Women Summit 2020. Jones, a renowned journalist, founded TransLash media to tell stories that she felt traditional outlets weren’t approaching correctly. And Ross, an actress known for her work on “Pose,” is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, which helps employ trans people in tech roles.

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Lindsey Ellefson

Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n