Being Transgender Nearly Cost Me My Life

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...

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