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Trans woman, actress, entertainer, TV personality Monroe Alise shot Corey Fletcher speaks to Vaughn Lowery via 360 Magazine podcast

Monroe Alise

Listen to Monroe Alise’s full conversation with Vaughn Lowery on the 360 MAG Podcast HERE

Monroe Alise is an actress, LGBTQIA+ advocate, model and comedienne. As a transgender woman, she has fulfilled her childhood dream of working in the entertainment industry. Her philosophy on life is described in her mantra, “If you can’t laugh at life, you will never find a reason to live it.”

Born and raised in Washington DC, Monroe grew up passionate and inspired by media and entertainment. Her admiration for her father’s successful career as a DJ ignited her insatiable desire to entertain. Thus, she began singing in church, propelling her into the world of artistic expression. 

For Monroe, a great singer consists of emulating your favorite idols while taking advantage of the potential of one’s own voice. As a child, she recalls being compared to artists like John Legend and Luther Vandross because of her tonality and courage. Another favorite is Nina Simone, whom she references while belting evangelical hymns. 

As a youth, Monroe was a very active and social child. She studied sports public relations but fancied theatre. These disciplines were conducive to her discovery of sexuality. Further, she began to notice a direct correlation with her mother’s maternal responsibilites, rather than her father and two brother’s machismo profile. 

According to Monroe, “While they were playing games and sports, I was in the kitchen doing my mom’s hair.” In addition, her openly gay aunt was influential in her gender transformation due to her immense pride and confidence.

Monroe’s gender bender was painstakingly challenging but became easier over time. For instance, while preparing for an acting role as a Trans woman, she became comfortable in this new skin. After the audition, she gave herself permission to continue to live within this newfound reality.

A year later, Monroe made the decision to come out, “I was like, well this is who I am, so I socially reinvented myself and this is the girl you see.” Eventhough the transition embraced authenticity, it was extremely taxing on her family as well as father’s religious convictions.

Lacking legit representation and management, Monroe began to utilize social media to seek opportunities within the realms of fashion and Hollywood. As a thespian, Monroe became enthralled by the portrayal of becoming another homosepian while subsequently having an impact on the world. This year’s main objective is New York City’s Broadway. Her short-term is to star in a sci-fi like Star Trek or Star Wars as well as a fantasy film similar in type to Harry Potter and Twilight. Longterm, Monroe aspires to host a namesake talk show directed and produced by herself.

As an emerging Trans Community activist, Monroe is deeply concerned about the increasing rate of violence against her people. She hopes to alleviate the suffering of her collective, especially at the hands and ignorance of the narrow-minded. 

Monroe’s Five Principles:

1.) Adequate preparation;

2.) prevention of underachievement;

3.) working while you wait without worry;

4.) preparing for your mission;

5.) and continuing to work because you know you’ve been doing the best you could.

Credits:

Article: Andrea Esteban, McKinley Franklin, Armon Hayes, Vaughn Lowery

Photo: Corey Fletcher

Resources:

Trans Lifeline

Human Rights Campaign

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Check out Monroe on the latest season of P-Valley on Starz.

'Why we're quitting NYFW' by No Agency NYC via No Agency NYC for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Why No Agency New York is Quitting NYFW

No Agency New York York lets the world know exactly ‘Why We’re Quitting NYFW.’ The message serves as an insight on the personal feelings that No Agency New York has toward the modern day New York Fashion Week, available as a limited insert to select copies of The Drunken Canal’s February Love & Life Issue. The letter is obtainable at The Drunken Canal box on Rutgers and East Broadway February 11 only.

No Agency New York makes sure to point out that they aren’t stepping out of NYFW all together. Don’t worry, they’ll still be participating in all of the fashion week extravaganzas. Essentially, they have chosen to not receive any funds for the shows during fashion week.

This ultimately ensures more power to the brand itself. By eliminating the financial element of an agreement, it allows No Agency New York more freedom to choose what the brand and their corresponding clients will take part in. This ensures the success and happiness of everyone surrounding No Agency New York, without monetary obligations.

No Agency New York has high hopes that this new methodology will ensure victory and contentment within their consumers and the brands they collaborate with.

The Drunken Canal

Printed on a daring 36 pages of newsprint in Long Island City, The Drunken Canal documents the phenomena that is Dimes Square. The newspaper is devoted to ensuring their viewers obtain top information.

No Agency New York

On behalf of the leading upcoming versatile female and GNC artists, No Agency New York serves as a management company. Well versed in the industries of music, fashion, visual art and video, their clients have been showcased in campaigns for brands ranging from Apple to Alexander McQueen, featured in magazines from Vogue to King Kong and even appeared on Netflix. No Agency New York has been publicized about in Vogue, Teen Vogue, Dazed and i-D.

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Dazed, X-girl and No Agency join forces on cute Class of 2020 merch

Teen Vogue, This Modeling Agency Aims to Highlight Its Clients’ Individuality