Lauren Foster, the glamorous transgender actress and model from Miami Beach, has launched a new website, justanothergirl.org, “making life ordinary for someone extraordinary.”
“Very excited about my new site. There is no site like it,” South African-born Foster tells the Miami Herald.
From the website:
Through her early years and puberty, she identified as female and was diagnosed with Klinefelter's syndrome, where, instead of having the traditional XY chromosome pattern, she had the genotype XXY. With the love and support of her family, Lauren began transitioning in her teens. By seventeen, she was receiving hormone therapy, living full-time as a female. Foster's parents were supportive and empathetic, paying for her gender confirming surgery, at the age of 18.
Herndon Graddick, former president of GLAAD, wrote a homepage tribute to Foster:
“Before most people had ever even heard of the transgender community, there was Lauren in the pages of Vogue, already reshaping what it means to be a beautiful woman. Lauren Foster continues to be a remarkable trailblazer on the path to equality and I am left both humbled and honored to call her my friend.”
Foster’s new website offers insights into transitioning, with one section called, “Your Journey.”
In it, she discusses issues including spiritual health, hormone therapy, hair removal and feminization surgery, the kind Caitlyn Jenner recently underwent.
“The most feminizing procedures favored by surgeons and patients alike is to advance the hairline forward, lift the brows and flatten the supraorbital rims,” Foster writes. “Many patients also choose rhinoplasty to re-sculpt the nose, straighten the bridge and refine the tip.”
Other sections discuss trans legal and political issues, along with a quick tease to Foster’s upcoming book to be published in 2016.
Foster says the book is autobiographical, “but written around a love story.”
The new website also features videos of Foster’s life and career, including a recent appearance with South Florida trans teen Jazz Jennings at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.