Penn is the 2017 XBIZ Industry Exec Award for Brand Ambassador of the Year for her work at Grooby. The company also won numerous awards at both XBIZ and AVN in 2017, including Trans Studio of the Year (XBIZ) and Trans Release of the Year for Real Fucking Girls (XBIZ, AVN, and the TEAs). The marketing campaign she spearheaded for Real Fucking Girls was also nominated at AVN that same year. In 2018, she was nominated for the XBIZ Industry Exec Award for Marketing Executive of the Year.Penn recently received nominations for the 2019 XBIZ Industry Exec Awards for Community Figure of the Year and WIA Woman of the Year. Grooby also received multiple XBIZ, AVN, and TEA nominations.
She is a published author whose essay is included in Dan Savage’s best-selling book, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. She is also featured in Dave Naz’s book, Genderqueer and Other Gender Identities and appears in Naz’s upcoming book, Identity: In & Beyond the Binary.