I Am the Queen

I Am the Queen

Available on iTunes, Prime Video, Tubi TV
In Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, the Vida/SIDA Cacica Pageant brings together members of the Puerto Rican community to celebrate its transgender participants. I Am the Queen follows Bianca, Julissa and Jolizza as they prepare for the pageant under the guidance of Ginger Valdez, an experienced transgender mentor from the neighborhood. These trans women share stories of their transition, their relatives’ varying reactions, and how they find support from within the community. Family dynamics, cultural heritage, and personal identity all play a part in how the contestants face the daily struggle that comes from being true to themselves.
Starring Jolizza Colon, Bianca Feliciano, Julissa Ortiz-Rosado
Director Henrique Cirne-Lima, Josue Pellot