Biden meets with trans activist and TikTok star
A viral TikTok star and transgender activist visited President Joe Biden in the Oval Office to discuss her transition and transgender issues in the US.
Dylan Mulvaney, who documents her “firsts” as a woman on the app in a series she calls “girl days,” revealed that she and members of NowThis News would be visiting the White House.
“I’m ready to stand up and show trans people that we’re not going anywhere and that trans kids deserve a chance to be themselves,” she says in the video posted Thursday, which has since garnered more than 500,000 likes. collected.
Mulvaney recently faced controversy after many called for a boycott of Ulta Beauty, who featured her on the brand’s ‘The Beauty of…’ podcast on October 13.
The beauty brand, which has more than 1,200 stores across the country, has been criticized by some women after explaining on the show that she plans to become a transgender mother.
Mulvaney said she “wants to be a mother one day and I absolutely can,” adding that “the story still has a long way to go.”
Mulvaney, who has lived as a woman for less than a year, has been accused of “feminine face” by some feminists, who claim she plays the roles of womanhood she enjoys while ignoring the misogyny women face on a daily basis. base.
Dylan Mulvaney, a TikTok star and trans activist, visited President Joe Biden during a visit to the White House with NowThis News
Mulvaney documented her trips to the White House, including her decision to wear an outfit featuring the colors of the transgender flag
During a digital campaign titled ‘The Beauty Of…’, the podcast featured the 25-year-old TikTok star interviewed by genderfluid hairdresser David Lopez about ‘all things girlhood’.
Customers took to social media to cover the podcast, saying the company and the influencer were “trolling women.”
The company defended Mulvaney, in an effort to suppress the online vitriol.
“At Ulta Beauty, we believe that beauty is for everyone – and we kindly request everyone to be treated with respect on our channels,” the company wrote in a statement.
Mulvaney’s video posted this week of her time in the White House shows her choosing an outfit — featuring transgender flag colors — before walking into the White House.
“Do you think I’ll just knock on the front door?” she jokingly asks the camera.
Mulvaney flashes images from inside the building, including a portrait of Michelle Obama, before attending a post-meeting debrief that gushed over a cookie with the presidential seal that Biden himself gave her.
“The President of the United States gave me a cookie.”
She was unable to post any other clips, but an interview is expected to be released by NowThis Sunday night, after which she can post more footage.
Mulvaney said she planned to visit Biden to talk about trans issues
Video is intermittently interrupted as Mulvaney notes she can’t post footage until a NowThis News interview is posted on Sunday night
Mulvaney said the interaction with Biden was productive.
“I left with a lot of hope and optimism, not just for transgender people, but for a lot of different topics,” she said.
Biden told Mulvaney that he watched her ‘days of girlhood’ series.
“It’s kind of epic,” she added. “I’ve had a hard time lately, a lot of darkness, and today was what I needed to keep going.
“There is so much darkness in this world. I mean, sometimes the bad outweighs the good, but we’ve got to get in the mud right now and we’re going to clean up some mess that has had to be cleaned up for hundreds of years. And we have to protect each other.’
The image following her time in the White House opens with Mulvaney in shock: ‘The President of the United States gave me a cookie’
Biden told Mulvaney he watched her ‘days of girlhood’ series, which documents her time as a trans woman
Mulvaney recently faced controversy after many called for a boycott of Ulta Beauty, which Mulvaney featured on the brand’s podcast ‘The Beauty of…’.
The beauty brand, which has more than 1,200 stores across the country, was criticized by women after comments she made during the show
Pictured: Tweets protesting Ulta for posting a podcast with Dylan Mulvaney
In her video series, Mulvaney discusses what has become accessible to her as a woman, including finding love, being a performer, starting a family and being a mother.
“Now I know I can find love. I know I can still be an artist. I know I can have a family. I want to be a mother someday and I absolutely can.
‘There is a lot of shame, so much stigma. I had the idea of being trans people and it was weird because I knew I was trans and yet had transphobia of myself.
“I was still judging the community and I had to get over that. We have to change it,’ she said.
In her videos, Dylan calls herself a “girl” rather than a “woman” because she feels like she never got to live her childhood as a girl.
“The term woman scares me. It feels so strong, so sure of itself, so grounded,” she told the Skimm.
‘And I don’t feel that way yet. There are times when I feel like a woman, but the term “girl” feels like it lends itself to failure, to trying new things, or trying to figure things out. I never became a girl growing up. So now I can claim that word as my own today.’