Mey Rude

Mey Rude


Mey Rude is a fat, trans, Latina, and lesbian writer, speaker, entertainment journalist, and cultural critic. She is known for her powerful voice and inspiring messages that challenge societal norms and promote inclusivity. Rude’s journey as a trans activist began after she transitioned in her late 20s. She knew there were not enough trans voices in mainstream media and decided to use her own platform to bring attention to the issues trans folks face. “I wanted to be the trans voice that I never had growing up,” Rude says. Now as a writer, Rude has contributed to several prominent publications, including Out, The Advocate, Autostraddle, and BuzzFeed. In addition to her writing, Rude is an experienced sensitivity reader. She reads books, comics and scripts with transgender representation, ensuring trans women are portrayed in helpful and not harmful ways. Her work has had a significant impact on the trans community, and she continues to be an influential voice in the fight for trans rights and visibility. And not only is her writing a tool for advocacy, but a conduit for her personal life, helping her connect with others and form meaningful relationships and community. “I’ve met most of my best friends—including the women and queer people who mean the most to me and have shaped me most as a woman—through my writing,” she says.

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