Pinkface: A high school senior pretends to transition into a woman was recently launched by serial entrepreneur and artist Jordan Randall, and is making waves across the country and sparking conversation.
Jordan Randall, who is a social influencer, music producer, and now author, says the book came in a dream.
“My inspiration to write the book was quite different. I was asleep and dreamt I went to the premier of a movie about a high school senior pretending to transition into a woman. I woke up in the middle of the night realizing what it was, wrote it down, and when I woke up, I realized how much this story would be on the pulse of the country. Writing and publishing the book was an entirely different story.” says Randall.
While the transgender community is a hot topic right now, Randall says that he wrote Pinkface to be a unique story and page turner. Pinkface contains many hot topic issues such as race, the transgender community, social media, and more. However, Randall says that these topics bring the book together, but there is no political agenda or affiliation associated with the book. Everyone and everything is fair game.
“In writing there is a phrase ‘show don’t tell’ and it feels like every book out there that deals with contemporary issues tells the reader exactly how they’re supposed to feel. The best work is up to the reader to interpret. There is so much more depth to the story than the ten words on the cover that generated so much controversy. This is not a book you can judge by its cover, but people do anyway. It seems everyone wants to have an opinion regardless of how much they know.” says Randall.
Upon launching the book, Randall was immediately contacted by individuals who had not read the book or knew what it was about. He even had his private phone number leaked which resulted in numerous continuous calls. “I do social media, so I’m used to the noise from strangers. It’s an entirely different type of noise when it’s coming from people you know and respect saying prejudiced insults and cutting you off. I knew that I would be giving up some level of privacy with my public life, but I didn’t sign up to get woken up by continuous calls about my book from complete strangers. I no longer answer calls from numbers I don’t know. My early reviewers shouldn’t be afraid to review my book out of worry of that same backlash I received.” says Randall.
While backlash is a part of any artist’s journey, Randall says being offended is about power.
“One of the great things about social media is it gives a voice to the voiceless and marginalized. Being offended is about power. If someone were to call me a name based on my race, I would be offended and want that person to change their language. I would want the power to influence someone’s language. It’s okay to want that. The problem becomes, how far are you willing to stretch your offense to influence what people can and cannot say or write? Do you get offended by names, or do you get offended by someone using the word ‘mandate’ instead of ‘personate’?”
Pinkface is out now on Amazon and to learn more about Jordan Randall or ask questions, reach out via email at [email protected]
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