Speaker Cassandra James



Cassandra James


Cassandra James is a transformative force in Hollywood, blending her Asian-American-Canadian roots to champion inclusivity and amplify transgender and LGBTQ+ voices. Her career spans across acclaimed roles, including a groundbreaking five-year stint on General Hospital as the first trans woman in a major daytime TV role, breaking barriers and advocating for genuine representation.

Recognized with the HRC Visibility Award, Cassandra's influence extends beyond acting, with impactful advocacy work for cultural representation and diversity within the entertainment industry. With her multi-heritage upbringing, she is proficient in Cantonese and strives to connect with diverse audiences to become a beacon for inclusiveness and awareness.
As a fearless advocate, Cassandra's commitment to authentic representation drives her political activism and shapes her career choices, ensuring meaningful roles for trans, non-binary, and people of color. Her unwavering dedication reshapes Hollywood's narrative, making her a catalyst for change and a symbol of resilience and genuine representation.

Speaking on: Beyond the Frame: The Pink Paper’s Blueprint for 2SLGBTQ+ Representation

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