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Favorite musician/band or album ever? 

Through high school especially, I was the biggest Madonna fan.  Now I really like listening to Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus.

Favorite movie ever? 

Bride of Chucky, Team America, Party Monster

Favorite TV show ever? 

The Simpsons, Golden Girls

Favorite social media app? 


If we looked at your search history, what's the latest thing we'd find?

Costume shopping for Burning Man, AsiaSF, and Halloween. I plan to be a tomato for Halloween this year.

Describe the other ladies of Transcendent in two words.

Bionka: Loud and entertaining
Nya: Diplomatic and homebody
LA: Sweet and charismatic
Xristina: Dreamer and goofy 

In the past year or so the transgender movement has seen a huge increase in awareness and support. What things have you noticed in your daily life that have changed/gotten better? 

Unfortunately my daily life has not been very much affected by the new awareness and support. I believe that we still have a long way to go.

What are challenges you still experience in your daily life as a transgender woman? Any stories you wish to share?

I still struggle with dating.

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Mark Sundstrom for Fuse

Have you ever had a confrontational/negative experiences with someone unfamiliar with the transgender community and movement that you were able to turn into a more positive, teachable moment?

Every day at AsiaSF and with my hair clients, I educate people. When it comes to haters and transphobic people, I don't waste my time.

What do you hope a show like Transcendent accomplishes?

I hope Transcendent opens peoples’ minds and hearts.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about transgender people? 

That being trans is a choice. It’s not.

What advice would you give to your childhood or teenage self?

Don't be too hard on yourself.  The mistakes you are making right now will make you a superstar one day. 

What are your goals, aspirations and dreams for the future?

I hope that my mom lives a long healthy life and that I find true love.

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