Tourmaline first graced the pages of Cultured in 2018 when she posed for Matthew Morocco's camera in her home in Brooklyn. At the time, Tourmaline had finally seen through the premiere of Happy Birthday, Marsha!, her first documentary about trans activist Martha P. Johnson. It played on a loop at the New Museum for its seminal exhibition, “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon.” This first wave of recognition hit hard. There were Teen Vogue profiles and a whirlwind of institutional lectures, talks and screening. Four years later, the momentum has not slowed down but picked up speed instead. We hosted Tourmaline again as one of our Young Artists to watch last year.