This is incredible!
Now, transgender women from all over are creating their own covers for the iconic magazine, thanks to two Tumblr users.
Roommates Crystal Frasier and Jenn Dolari decided to use the power of social media to spread a positive message for everyone in the transgender community by creating the #MyVanityFairCover hashtag.
It all started with Jenn’s Twitter response to Caitlyn’s beautiful reveal:
Where’s MY Vanity Fair cover?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jenn Dolari (@dolari) June 1, 2015
Crystal posted her own Vanity Fair cover to Tumblr, captioning the shot:
“I’ve felt frustrated and useless and overwhelmed by opinions on transgender women and how we’re ├óΓé¼╦£supposed’ to look if we want to be taken seriously. But not all of us adhere to those standards. Not all of us want to. Not all of us can. Some of us do, but only out of fear. Some of us do but we aren’t sure why. And whether we fit those standards or not, we’re beautiful, and we all deserve to feel beautiful, and be acknowledged by the world. Admiration and praise for trans women shouldn’t only come if we fit a narrow definition of beauty. As a good friend of mine said Monday ‘Where’s my Vanity Fair cover?'”
She had altered the headline so it read, “Call Me _________,” which allowed anyone who wanted to participate to fill in the blank as they so chose. Jenn uploaded her own cover as well.
In fact, she continued to encourage her peers to get engaged in the campaign by tweeting templates so everyone could post their own pics:
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Crystal Frasier (@AmazonChique) June 4, 2015
The response to this social media movement has been overwhelming and inspiring, to say the least.
The participants also are not limited to transgender women. Transgender men have been uploading their own covers as well.
We love how open everyone has been about sharing their stories, and are ecstatic about how this campaign has taken off!
[Image via Crystal Frasier/Jenn Dolari/Tumblr.]