June 5, 2020

Pride Series - Monique Fontaine

Pride Series - Monique Fontaine

Pride Series day 5. On day 5 I have the privilege for talking to Monique Fontaine. Monique Fontaine, a 34 year old trans woman of color who currently lives in New York City and has for the past 12 years. She is a full time  makeup artist at Sephora. Monique is very open about being trans and has been blessed to have some incredible people in her life. She uses her platform as an openly transwomen to empower other human beings to be the best version of themselves...She says... Live.. love.. and be proud of who you are..

 

Introduction

New York city was the birth place of Pride and is still the home to many people of the LGBTQ+ community. It is a haven of diversity and inclusion. The Stonewall Riots were started by trans woman of color and unfortunately the most marginalized community in America. The Stonewall riots may have ended 50 years ago, but the fight continues to forge on. 

 

Meet Monique Fontaine (she/her/hers)

 

Monique Fontaine, a 34-year-old trans woman of color who currently lives in New York City and has for the past 12 years. She is a full-time makeup artist at Sephora. Monique is very open about being trans and has been blessed to have some incredible people in her life. She uses her platform as an openly transwomen to empower other human beings to be the best version of themselves...She says... Live. love. and be proud of who you are.

 

Podcast Episode

In this episode, we talk about:

-       Being a trans woman of color

-       Trans empowerment

-       NYC Pride vs. Maine Pride

-       Political Climate 

 

Quotables

 

“Being prideful is being empowered.” – Monique Fontaine

 

“Being a trans woman gave me the empowerment to be who I wanted to be and to live freely and to live boldly.” – Monique Fontaine

 

“I had to embrace the different aspects of the queer community.” – Monique Fontaine

 

“June is about loving each other and coming together and celebrating life and the pursuit of happiness and being proud of who you are.” – Monique Fontaine

 

 

Resources

 

OutRight International

https://outrightinternational.org

 

Glaad

https://www.glaad.org

 

Find Monique

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/momokitty8604/

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/monique.fontaine.3532

 

 

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