Sam Dylan Finch is a writer, editor and the founder of Let’s Queer Thing’s Up! He’s also an amazing trans role model, especially around complex and sometimes prickly issues like mental health, body image and intersectionality. While there has been a surge of popular discourse around the question of body positivity, Sam’s writing consistently highlights how we need to bring trans folks—in addition to those who are disabled, overweight, non-white, and other in-between intersection—into the conversation. His Insta posts are honest and raw, but also lighthearted and fun.
Laverne Cox @lavernecox
Yes, yes this Orange is the New Black superstar is a mainstream, Hollywood example of a trans role model. But we still adore Laverne’s Instagram...it is not only pure glamor, but punctuated with poignant and reassuring quotations from some of Laverne’s own role models.