“It feels good to finally have closure on this matter,” said Munroe on Instagram. “I look forward to new beginnings with the L’Oréal team. Over the past three years, I have realised my responsibility as an activist is to help to unite us as people, regardless of our identity. We are all in an exciting time of change. I hope this reconciliation is proof that we can all find a way to put aside our differences and work together to push for a more progressive, fair and equal world.”
Recently, Munroe stood up in support of transgender rights against the renowned writer JK Rowling who has, amongst the years, proved her narrowminded views. In July, the author took it to Twitter and compared the denounced practice of conversion therapy to the gradual access trans youth have to healthcare. She also spoke about mental health and added: “Many health professionals are concerned that young people struggling with their mental health are being shunted towards hormones and surgery when this may not be in their best interests.”
“Many, myself included, believe we are watching a new kind of conversion therapy for young gay people, who are being set on a lifelong path of medicalisation that may result in the loss of their fertility and/or full sexual function,” she then continued. To which Munroe replied: “Mark my words. JK Rowling is dangerous and poses a threat to LGBT+ people. ‘Trans healthcare is not conversion therapy. This is INSANE,” and continued, “JK Rowling is not a scientist. She is not a doctor. She is not an expert on gender. She is not a supporter of our community. She is a billionaire, cisgender, heterosexual, white woman who has decided that she knows what is best for us and our bodies. This is not her fight.”
The model then went on explaining that the author doesn’t have trans people’s best interests at heart, especially considering that one of her business partners and long-time friend is Baroness Nicholson who voted against the repeal of Section 28 as well as gay marriage. Munroe is not the only trans activist making headlines lately, but, time and time again, she proves that standing up for what you believe in is far more important than a work contract or a few “well-known” celebrities. Her tenacious approach and her constant fight for Black and trans people is what makes her a pioneer in the fight against inequality, racism, homophobia and is what makes us hope in a better future – one where she can inspire many people to stand up for what is right.