5 Transgender Content Creators Breaking Barriers and Revolutionizing Social Media

Emily Schweitzer


March 31, 2023

Transgender content creators have been making waves on social media for years, bringing a fresh perspective to the online world and using their platforms to inspire and educate. Here are five of the most influential transgender content creators who are changing the landscape of social media.

1. Dylan Mulvaney

Dylan Mulvaney is a prominent transgender activist, actress, comedian, and social media influencer. She is known for “Days of Girlhood,” documenting her journey transitioning as a transgender woman, with over 10 million TikTok followers. She has been featured in numerous publications, including The Advocate, Teen Vogue, and The Huffington Post, and has spoken at events and conferences around the world. She continues to be an inspiration and a role model for many, and her impact on the transgender community is sure to be felt for years to come.

Instagram @dylanmulvaney
TikTok @dylanmulvaney

2. Jari Jones

Jari Jones is a model, actress, and transgender activist. She gained widespread attention in 2019 when she starred in a Calvin Klein ad campaign, becoming the first openly transgender person to appear in a major campaign for the brand. Jones has since become a prominent voice in the transgender community, using her platform to advocate for greater visibility and representation for transgender individuals in the fashion industry and beyond. Jari Jones is a trailblazer in the transgender community, breaking down barriers and paving the way for greater representation and visibility for transgender individuals in the fashion and entertainment industries.
Instagram @iamjarijones
TikTok @iamjarijones

3. Emira D'Spain

Emira D'Spain, also known as @emiraxoxo, is a transgender TikTok creator, model, and social media influencer. Emira is known for her larger-than-life Get Ready With Me videos where she includes makeup tutorials, fashion advice, and the latest beauty trends garnering 1.2 million followers. Emira has also made headlines as the first ever Black transgender model to work with Victoria's Secret as a part of their Valentine's Day social campaign. Emira has become an influential voice in the transgender community inspiring and empowering others with her message of self-love and acceptance.

Instagram @xoxoemira
TikTok @xoxoemira

4. Jesse Sullivan

Jesse Sullivan, also known as @jessesulli, is a transgender TikTok creator, parent, actor, and activist. Garnering over 2.9 million followers on TikTok, Jesse is known for sharing his life on the internet including dub-over memes with his kid, jokes with his girlfriend, his experience with being transgender, including post-op checkups, identity affirmations, and even addressing hateful comments. Jesse has also opened up about the harrowing experience as a teenage parent, and how raising a child helped inform his gender identity. Jesse is an inspiration and leader among the transgender community, inspiring people to live the life that they want to openly and expressively.
Instagram @jessesulli
TikTok @jessesulli

5. Devin Halbal

Devin Halbal, also known as @hal.baddie, is a transgender food and fashion influencer and travel vlogger. Devin is known for bringing back the infamous 2000s selfie stick and making them cool again. Gathering a community of 646,000 followers on TikTok, Devin is responsible for coining off-the-cuff phrases (“Met Gala behavior”) and spreading positivity and promoting transgender visibility on TikTok every chance she gets. With her passion for spreading joy, Devin uses her space to make others feel seen and welcome in a world filled with so much hate and distress.

Instagram: @devinhalbal
TikTok @hal.baddie

Emily Schweitzer

Emily Schweitzer (she/her/hers) is a senior at Tulane University where she majors in Psychology and minors in Business Management, with plans to have a career in marketing and public relations after graduation. Currently, Emily is working for Promly as the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator helping with all things social media and coordinating our college internship program!