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SHAPE – The history-making Emmy nominee opens up about the importance of her artistry — and the change she hopes to create with it.
“Being an Afro-Latina trans woman in America is hard,” says actor and singer Mj Rodriguez, who starred on Pose, the ground-breaking TV show featuring the largest cast ever of transgender actors. “I take 15 minutes alone to appreciate the life that has been given to me and to figure out how I can move the needle forward every day.”
As Blanca in Pose, Mj, 30, earned critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. In July she made history as the first transgender performer to earn an Emmy nomination in a major acting category.
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