GO! Presents 100 Women We Love: Class of 2024

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August 6, 2020

Meredith Talusan

Photo by Albrica Tierra.

“It’s unclear to me to what extent I would be more or less successful in the eyes of the world if I weren’t out, having been discriminated against because of my openness but also offered opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise,” award-winning journalist Meredith Talusan tells GO. “But in my own mind, I would never consider myself successful if I weren’t out, because I would be disappointed in myself.” By both personal and professional measures, Talusan is a success. Her latest publication is “Fairest,” is a memoir that chronicles her experience as a Filipino-American trans woman with albinism. Talusan’s writing can also be seen in some of the industry’s biggest names, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, VICE, and The Guardian. She is the founding executive editor, and current contributing editor, of Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ platform them. She served as lead investigator for the 2017 report, “Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives,” which received a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism and the Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. And she did it all while being true to herself. “For me, coming out has been an ongoing and evolving process, one whose dimensions keep shifting as different aspects of my gender and sexuality have shifted,” she says. “But one thing I know for sure is that having inhabited the world in such a range of identities — gay, trans, non-binary, bisexual — has given me experiences and perspectives that imbue my life with unique purpose, and for that I’m thankful.”—RK

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