...By Gift BADEWO for TDPel Media.
Dylan Mulvaney: The TikTok Star and Trans Rights Activist
Dylan Mulvaney was born on December 29, 1996, in San Diego, California.
After undergoing her own transition, she has become an outspoken advocate for transgender individuals.
She uses her TikTok account to detail her own self-growth as an inspiration to others.
Living with her parents during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mulvaney used the platform to continue discussions on gender.
Mulvaney attended the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and graduated in 2019.
Despite identifying as trans at the time, she found it difficult to break into the entertainment industry.
Mulvaney has more than 10 million followers on TikTok and her videos have attracted praise from celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton.
Mulvaney’s Journey to Self-Acceptance
Mulvaney grew up in a “very conservative family” in San Diego. She told her mother when she was four years old that she was a girl, and her mother responded, “God does not make mistakes.” Despite knowing her identity, she was initially uncertain whether she had the opportunities or means to transition.
She found inspiration in Laverne Cox from Orange is the New Black, who helped her to understand her identity.
Befriending E.R. Fightmaster, a non-binary actor, also enhanced Mulvaney’s confidence.
During the pandemic, Mulvaney started to chronicle her gender transition journey on TikTok, turning it into a series called Days of Girlhood, which started in March 2022.
Mulvaney decided to document her journey to help present and future trans people.
Mulvaney’s Rise to Fame
Mulvaney had roles in several theatre and musical shows between 2015 and 2020, including The Book of Mormon.
Her TikTok following rapidly took off after she started the Days of Girlhood series.
Mulvaney appeared on popular television shows, including 7th Heaven, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Price is Right.
In a clip on TikTok, Mulvaney expressed her discomfort in public when wearing tight clothes because people would stare at her crotch.
She called for society to normalize “women having bulges.” In a video from October 2022, Mulvaney took aim at Caitlin Jenner’s political platform, with whom she has disagreed in the past.
She said that Jenner has been accepted by a group of people that clearly does not accept her, and nearly every day that week, she had been called a freak, a child predator, an absurdity.
Mulvaney asserted that she was none of those things.
Dylan Mulvaney has become a powerful voice for trans rights activism through her social media presence.
By sharing her own experiences and insights, she has become an inspiration to countless others.
Her message of self-love and acceptance is a powerful one, and it has resonated with people all over the world.
Mulvaney’s courage and determination to be true to herself are a testament to the power of social media in bringing awareness to important issues.
Through her activism and advocacy, she has helped to make the world a better place for trans people.