Get to know members of the Urbody Community Collective! Check out our interview with Anthony Legrand.
Please share your name, pronouns, and a bit about yourself.
My name is Anthony Legrand. My pronouns are they/them/theirs. I am a Black, transfeminine, non-binary person who considers themselves a foodie. I also enjoy reading, writing, and dancing. I am married to my husband, Benjamin Legrand – we’ve been married 6 years this coming June 26th and have been together since August 29, 2007.
What shows or movies are you binge-watching?
I am currently obsessed with Abbott Elementary, WeCrashed, Call Me Kat, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
What are you doing in your free/leisure time?
I am a homebody, so I love vegging out with some good food, television and drinks. I also enjoy trying new restaurants, going to the movies, playing in makeup (Fenty Beauty for the win), and getting together with my friends.
Do you have any daily/morning/evening rituals? If so, walk us through them?
I don’t have many rituals, but I love pampering myself on the weekends. I enjoy spending time giving myself a face mask, using all my serums, lotions and potions (LOL) and lighting some incenses and just taking time for myself. If anything, lighting incenses is something that I do regularly – something about them makes me feel centered.
What’s your favorite food/meal?
I tend to bit of a fast food eater, so I love all the “bad things” like McDonalds, Raising Cane’s and Taco Bell. However, I love macaroni and cheese, pastas – basically, me and carbs are best friends.
Name one person who has inspired you or been a role model, and why?
Wow, just one person…that’s hard, so I am going to give a few. I love Beyoncé and Rihanna. They inspire me to choose myself and to live the life that I want without worrying so much about what the world is going to say. I also love Anne Hathaway – the way she carries herself inspires me on a regular basis as well.
How do you use clothing & fashion to express and affirm who you are (or manage gender dysphoria)?
As I am growing and trying to become more comfortable in my skin, I like to use different pieces of clothing to help me feel more at home in my skin. I love mixing masculine and feminine pieces together to come up with something interesting and unique. I love a good pair of heels and a statement accessory – lately I have been gravitating towards bags/purses, but I also love some good jewelry.
What do you do for self-care and self-love?
I have post its on my bathroom mirror of positive affirmations that I do my best to read every day, especially on days when I am being hard on myself. Also, and I know this is going to sound weird, but I enjoy going to therapy. It allows me to talk with someone who is unbiased and helps me to get my thoughts and feelings out. I also love taking walks on my own with a good playlist of music – having that time for myself is so comforting.
Tell us about a few things that you are looking forward to in the coming months/year.
I turn 40 this December – Christmas Eve, to be exact and I am looking forward to that. I am ready for the next chapter in my life. I am also going to San Francisco in June for Pride month and I can’t wait to be immersed in the community and celebrate how far we’ve come but also reflect on how far we have to go.
Why did you decide to be part of the Community Collective?
I wanted to be a part of the Community Collective for a number of reasons. First, it’s allowing me to step out of my comfort zone and move further into accessing my truest and most authentic self. Second, I have always wanted to get involved in an organization that reflects the community and how diverse and magical we are. Finally, I thought this would be a great way to move forward into more of what I have a passion to do, especially as it pertains to gender and moving past the binary way of living. I think that what Urbody is doing is absolutely amazing, especially for a company to put trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people in the forefront, something that is rarely seen in today’s world. So, having an opportunity to be, even a small part of this, was something I didn’t want to miss out on.