"I’m not perfect, but I am taking steps to creating reality from the dreams that I have," Isis told Fashionista. "When I was young, there were no trans role models. Nonetheless, I’m just another girl with a dream and would never want to be treated differently when going out for a job."
Isis, also a fashion designer, said the new American Apparel/GLAAD campaign shows things are moving in the right direction, but "There is a long way to go. I believe it is mostly still ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ I still have my struggles, and in many ways more because I’m out with my story and highly recognizable."
That recognition is a double-edged sword, but it sounds like things are going well for Isis, with more good things to come. "I have my International Indie feature film shoot in the Philippines called ‘Hello Forever’ that will be coming out soon, so I’m working hard promoting for that,” Isis said. “I speak about my experiences at colleges around the country, which will start back up in the fall, and hopefully there will be more opportunities from companies like American Apparel after this!"
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