I'm Corey Rae, an activist, entertainer, model, public speaker, and writer who helps break social stigmas surrounding transgender women. Although born in California, I lived in New Jersey and New York for 17 years. In 2009 I started to transition from male to female at the age of 15, and became the worlds first openly transgender woman to win the coveted high school title of Prom Queen in 2010. After high school, I lived stealth for five years, not disclosing my transition to anyone. I came out publicly in June 2016 after the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Fl. through this website’s first blog post, “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself.” Six months later, in January of 2017, I embarked on a one-way trip back home to LA. Since the launch of my blog, I have dedicated my career to representing transgender women through a wide range of industries.
I have both a strong personal and academic knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community. I studied the sociology of gender and sexuality at Hofstra University and in Amsterdam at UvA. I’ve lived an "abnormally normal life” by being stealth and I admit to not identifying wholly with being transgender in the past; but it gave me an opportunity to prove a point. Now that I’ve made my own dreams come true, I have my sights set on making a monumental difference for the transgender community and the world outside of it.
On this site I write about my journey as a transgender woman, which illustrates my life experiences, as well share the stories of other positive and unique LGBTQ+ members.
I' believe in making the world a better place by being kind, persistent, and thoughtful. I hope to inspire acceptance, authenticity, and confidence.