Jacob Tobia

Penguin Random House

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Jacob Tobia is a writer, producer, and author of the forthcoming memoir Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story with Putnam Books at Penguin Random House. As a performer, visionary, and internet personality, Jacob helps others embrace the full complexity of gender and own their truth,even when that truth is messy as hell. A member of both the Forbes 30 Under 30 and the OUT 100, Jacob made their debut on the national stage when they were interviewed by Laverne Cox as part of MTV’s The T Word. In 2017, they served as the Social Media Producer on Season 4 of Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning series, Transparent and collaborated with Instagram and GLAAD to produce #KindComments, a custom campaign for Trans Day of Visibility that was viewed over 14 million times. A Point Foundation Scholar, Harry S.Truman Scholar, and recipient of the Campus Pride National Voice and Action Award, their writing and advocacy have been featured on MSNBC, The Guardian, The New York Times, TIME, Playboy, and Teen Vogue.

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