Horse Barbie: A Special Book Talk w/ Geena Rocero


Mon Jun 12 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Manny's | San Francisco, CA

Join us for a very special evening with the amazing Geena Rocero as we celebrate her new book release!
About this Event

Come by Manny's and start your week off right for an ultra special book talk featuring Geena Rocero

Horse Barbie is the heartfelt memoir of a trans pageant queen from the Philippines who went back into the closet to model in New York City—until she realized that living her truth was the only way to step into her full power. A dazzling testimony from an icon who sits at the center of transgender history and activism. HORSE BARBIE is a celebratory and universal story of survival, love and pure joy.

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GABRIELLE UNION-WADE, Actor and Producer. NY Times Bestseller author, We’re Going to Need More Wine.

“Packed with grit, ferocity, and grace, Geena Rocero’s story proves that embracing who you are—in all your complexity, and in a world that often seems to think you’re simply not allowed—is a truly revolutionary act.”

RONAN FARROW, journalist, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning Catch and K*ll.

"Geena Rocero's HORSE BARBIE is as electric as she is: a propulsive read, animated by the author's honesty, wit, and indomitable spirit of self-acceptance."

About Geena Rocero:

Geena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is a four time Emmy Nominated and an Award Winning Producer, Writer and Director. She’s also a Model, Public Speaker, Trans Rights Advocate and co-host of the Webby Awards honoree TV Show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN. She is the 2023 recipient of The A1 Award in Gold House’s A100 List of the most impactful AAPI’s along with Netflix Chief Content Officer Bela Bajaria and Vanity Fair’s Editor in Chief Radhika Jones.

Her upcoming memoir HORSE BARBIE will be released on May 30, 2023 by Penguin Random House imprint, The Dial Press. She recently directed and executive produced the 2022 EMMY and GLAAD Media Awards nominated, and 2022 Webby Awards Honoree, CARETAKERS, a four-part original documentary series with PBS/WNET featuring stories of Filipino American frontline healthcare workers that premiered on October 8, 2021.

She’s an advisory board member of SeeHer- the most influential global coalition of marketers, agencies, media companies and entertainment leaders working to increase the representation and accurate portrayal of all women and girls to transform society. She is one of “Top 25 Transgender Persons Who Influences Culture" by TIME Magazine.

She made history as the first trans woman Ambassador for Miss Universe Nepal, an honor that’s been bestowed to her as part of the Miss Universe Organization pageant system accepting trans women into the competition.

She made history as the First Trans woman 2020 Playboy Playmates of the Year. Her Playboy article is nominated for a 2020 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Article. In August 2019, she made history as the First trans Asian Playboy Playmate.

On March 31, 2014, she made history as the First trans person to speak about transgender issues at the iconic TED Conference main stage. In honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference, her viral talk has since been viewed close to 5 million times and translated in 32 languages. Geena is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories on what it means to be trans and gender non-conforming.

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Manny's, 3092 16th Street, San Francisco, United States

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