Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, discusses her timely and captivating memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality. Sara McBride will be in conversation with Tracey Ross, Associate Director of the All-In Cities Initiative at PolicyLink.
About Tomorrow Will Be Different: Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out--not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She'd known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn't until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country.
Four years later, McBride was one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating the passing of laws, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. And, she'd found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way... until cancer tragically intervened.
Informative, heartbreaking, and empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Different is McBride's story of love and loss, a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community's battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.
The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.
About Tracey: Tracey Ross, Associate Director of the All-In Cities Initiative at PolicyLink, works with cities across the country to advance racial economic inclusion and equitable growth. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Tracey worked at the Center for American Progress focused on urban poverty and environmental justice, and at Living Cities on transforming broken systems in cities. Tracey has been a guest on MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin, The Melissa Harris Perry Show on MSNBC, and Inside Story on Al Jazeera English. She also served as a guest host on C-SPAN'S Book TV show "After Words" and was a regular commentator for SiriusXM’s The Agenda. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Root, The Nation, EBONY.com, and ThinkProgress. Tracey began her career in the offices of former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO). She completed her master’s in public affairs at Princeton University, and received a B.A. in Political Science and Anthropology from UC Berkeley.