31 March, 2021 Trans Day of Visibility
I think that sharing the stories of our transgender friends is so crucial not just today but every single day but we also need to educate ourselves and put in the work to make our world more inclusive. Learning proper language is one of the many ways we can love more fully and create a safer environment. Thanks @pinkmantaray for all you do for our community and for putting together this super important & helpful slide below for Trans Day of Visibility.
“I didn’t have that community when I was younger. Before I transitioned, I went on Instagram, and found trans-men and their stories, and saw how they came out. I direct messaged them, and asked around. They’re real, and answered me back.
Now having that community and people who accept me for me. It’s pretty much family. It’s important to have somebody that understands how I feel. To be honest, if I didn’t have that, I don’t know if I would have ever really came out. Now, I’m in that community of helping people come out; helping people realize their potential.”
“If there is one trans kid in Arkansas who follows me then this is for you. No one is leaving you behind and there is a massive community of people who want you as their friend and teammate and coworker and neighbor exactly as who you say you are. The state of Arkansas can’t stop you from being trans. We’ve been here. Access to medical care is your right.”
“I’m currently working on a documentary series, inTRANSformation, with my goal being putting a spotlight on the transgender community by telling as many different trans stories as possible. We want to help people who are coming to terms with their gender identity, and educate cisgender people on how to respectfully communicate & support trans people. At the end of the day, we’re all just human beings with so much more in common.”
“Like many Black trans women, Mya Petsche has dealt with these oppressive systems firsthand in Dallas, and shares her experience as a way to educate others to prevent that same hardship.
To Petsche, the violence ends where access begins. For trans people, that is making sure that housing, jobs, and gender-affirming identification documents are accessible. These are basic necessities for any human being before they can live a fulfilling life.” Click below to read the full article by BY CRIMSON JORDAN