Meet the Logo30: Our Lady J

The musician-turned-television writer and producer is proud to tell trans stories and spotlight the community.

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2019 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to learn more about the series.

Our Lady J first made a name for herself in both the classical and pop music worlds. The pianist and singer-songwriter made history by becoming the first out trans woman to play at Carnegie Hall, and again as the first out trans writer to be nominated for a Writers Guild Award. Her critically acclaimed studio album Picture of a Man was released in 2013. She has transitioned into a career in television, serving as a writer and producer for Transparent, and currently for Pose, which begins its second season this month.

“I get to tell stories about our community,” Our Lady J tells Logo. “Stories that I’ve known my whole life, stories my sisters have gone through, stories I’ve gone through, things that my transcestors have gone through—the women who have made me the woman that I am today. And I get to put those into TV, and make them entertaining and educational. So every day feels like pride in some way. I’m always listening to what the community needs, and where we need a spotlight shown, and I try to put that into my shows.”

Watch Logo’s full interview with Our Lady J below.
 

Journalist, editor, and artist.