Horse Barbie Book Launch Event
Presented by The Asian American Foundation
A book launch event celebrating the release of Geena Rocero’s Memoir “Horse Barbie”
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Geena is a 4 time Emmy Nominated and an Award Winning Producer, Writer and Director. She’s also a Model, Public Speaker, Trans Rights Advocate and co-host of the Webby Awards honoree TV Show ASPIREist. She is the 2023 recipient of The A1 Award in Gold House’s A100 List of the most impactful AAPI’s. She is one of “Top 25 Transgender Persons Who Influences Culture” by TIME Magazine. She made history as the first trans woman Ambassador for Miss Universe Nepal, and as the first Trans woman 2020 Playboy Playmates of the Year. and became the first trans Asian Playboy Playmate. Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference, her viral talk has since been viewed close to 5 million times and translated in 32 languages. Geena has spoken at the White House, World Economic Forum, United Nations, State Department, Fortune 500 Companies and been featured on E’s I am Cait, Magazine Cover of Candy Magazine, Vanity Fair: Trans America, Marriott’s #LoveTravels Campaign and CoverGirl Cosmetics #GirlsCan Campaign. She was on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar India. On September 2018, published by Simon and Schuster, she contributed a chapter in the NY Times Bestseller book “American like Me” by actress America Ferrera. She has been featured in the on CNN, Al Jazeera America, MSNBC, Today Show, NHK World Channel, HuffPost Live, New York Magazine, Mashable, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Variety, Take Part, The Advocate, MTV and others.