I’m a Black Trans Woman —All Parts of My Life Matter
“I’m a radio producer. I’m a stand-up comic. I’m an aunt, sister, and friend. But lately, it feels as though my identity as a Black transgender woman is all anyone can think about.
I knew coming out as a Black trans woman wouldn’t be easy. Three years ago, the world had to say goodbye to the child my parents raised. I was named after my dad, and Sherm was the shorthand version, which I kept. I chose a new first name, Morgan, because it is beautiful and bold. Selecting a name, however, was one of the easier parts of my journey. And though it is difficult to talk about the lowest moments, I want more people to see me for who I am. I’m a Black trans woman and all parts of my life matter.” — Morgan Sherm
Read Morgan Sherm’s story in its entirety below: