The New Faces of Pride: Hailie Sahar on Pose, Advocacy and More

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With Pride being born out of protest sparked by Black trans women, what encouragement would you like to give fans and family alike to get involved this Pride month?

Always keep in mind that every great cause throughout history has taken bravery to lead us there. Be brave, proud,  and help heal this world with more love and support. Stand up and let love guide you alongside those who are doing the same. In the end, it’s all about freedom and no one is free unless we all are free. 

What queer media, be it books, music or film/TV, have you found yourself turning to this year to buoy you through the uncertainty? Why?

I can’t say there’s a specific Queer media or music outlet that I turn to, however I’ve implemented meditation and emotionally digging deep within myself to become even more aligned with my vibration and frequency. I’m constantly practicing creating positive energy and uplifting the momentum surrounding me and others. I don’t feel uncertain. Instead, I feel hopeful.

Can you remember the first time you saw yourself reflected in entertainment in a way that filled you with pride? If so, what was it? And if you’re still waiting, what is it that you’re hoping to see?

The first time I felt pride through reflections of entertainment is during the first season of Pose. I knew right then and there, this was a milestone to the much-needed visual representation in entertainment. In the near future, I’d like to see the normalization of people of trans experience, including intersex and non-binary people in everyday society.

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