It may take you a moment to get past the bright purple, red and pink dreadlocks, but when you do you will find one of us. I found myself glued to the screen as Lana talked about her life. From a confused childhood and an attempted suicide to life as an adult with her transgender life running in the background, Lana has finally emerged in public.
I sensed from watching her that she is operating at many levels and is still in the process of defining herself. There is no question but what she is a brilliant film maker. Her experimentation with her hair and the statement it makes reminds me of a playful, teen age girl in discovery mode. Yet, for her presentation she wore a conservative little black dress appropriate for a woman her age.
Despite her caveats about not being a public speaker, she was eloquent, spoke only from notes and told her story with humor. If you ever want to tell your story as a transgender woman, you need to watch Lana first. If you can tell your life story this well and hold your audiences rapt attention the way she did you will be a winner. Wearing bright purple, red and pink dreadlocks is optional.