By: Erin Bried
Former sailor turned tech entrepreneur Angelica Ross, 34, shares the struggles she’s faced as a trans woman of color.
Growing up in Racine, Wisconsin, I always knew I was different, but I never had a word for it. I sang in the church choir, played piano and acted in local theater. At home, I’d drape blankets over my shoulders as if I was wearing haute couture gowns.
By eighth grade, the kids in school pegged me as “too feminine” and were picking on me for it. They...