Actress welcomes Josie Jay Totah far after this in Time reveals transgender to be
Mindy Kaling has Josie Jay Totah (17), from the American komedieserie Champions, welcomed after this sure came out that she is a transgender woman. Shortly after Josie, formerly known as J. J. Totah, the disclosure is made in Time, praised the The Mindy Project actress and filmcrew, screenplay writer her on social media.
“I love you, Josie,” tweeted she. “I’m so happy that your truth can speak, and can live as your authentic self. You’re also so damn talented – I can’t wait to get back for you to write!”
In her essay, writes Totah that she identifies as a transgender woman: “Acting is always my passion. I am grateful for the roles that I’ve gotten in shows like the Champions, and I know that I am lucky and have to do what I like. But I also feel that I am in a cubicle late stop: ‘J. J. Totah, homojongen’… People assumed that I was gay. People continued to assume that my identity was.”
Totah, who became known by the children’s television series Jessie, adds: “I was asked how it feels to be a young gay man. I was even in that way, introduced before I made an award of a LGBTQ+ rights organization… The hiding of my true self is not healthy. I know now more than ever that I finally am ready for this step to be myself. I’m ready to be free.”