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Works Cited

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More quoted a series of writers, paid homage to literary works that shaped me, mentioned a slew of pop culture references and works, and highlighted resources, organizations and studies. I offer them as a reference to deepen your reading experience.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Writers quoted
Audre Lorde
Barbara Smith
bell hooks
James Baldwin
J.K. Rowling
Oprah Winfrey

Trans foremothers mentioned
Marsha P. Johnson
Dorian Corey
Octavia St. Laurent
Venus Xtravaganza
Miss Major-Griffin Gracy
Sylvia Rivera
Christine Jorgensen

Literary works cited
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Sula by Toni Morrison
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
“Letting Go” from Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa
The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
This Bridge Called My Back, edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Pop culture references
Beyonce Knowles
Clair Huxtable
Destiny’s Child
Janet Jackson’s “The Velvet Rope”
Lauryn Hill “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”
Sex and the City
The Crying Game
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Reports, studies & organizations referenced
-GLSEN’s Model District Policy on Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Students, 2011
-The Williams Institute’s LGBT Population Report, 2011
-Lambda Legals’ Fact Sheet on LGBT Youth in Schools
-The Task Force & National Coalition of the Homeless’ LGBT Youth: An Epidemic of Homelessness, 2006
-The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’s Report on LGBTQH Hate Violence, 2013
-The Williams Institute’s Serving Our Youth Findings, 2012
World Professional Association of Transgender Health
U.S. Department of Justice and the Crimes Against Children Research Center[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]

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