What Chimamanda Adichie Said About Trans Women Is Indeed Debatable

Jos Duncan Asé
2 min readMar 15, 2017

Wait a second! I feel like Chimamanda Adichie said “Trans Women Matter” and a firestorm of backlashers said “All Women Matter.”

As a cis gendered woman who stands wholeheartedly in solidarity with the LGBTQIA community, I grappled with the idea of writing this. I have never been moved to debate any issue related to trans people that did not work to further serve them or amplify their voices. However, the backlash Ms. Adichie is receiving from her interview regarding trans women is unsettling. The statement was simple.

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Jos Duncan Asé

Jos Duncan is a multimedia producer, social entrepreneur, and public speaker. Find me on Twitter: @JosDuncanStory, or Instagram: @JosDuncan