I don’t buy into the ‘you have to disclose or you’re lying’ argument, nor the ‘right to not be attracted to trans women’ trope. Cis people get so bat-shit crazy when it comes to us. So few trouble themselves to consider how incredibly hard it is for us to fill even our most basic human needs in the face of the intense and pervasive prejudice and oppression heaped upon us. And when we’re caught trying to take care of ourselves, the cis response so often is more oppression.
You were created with a barrier made of steel and you are so much stronger than most will ever be.
As a black non-binary trans person, I feel personally attacked by white-led organizations.
I wasn’t born in the wrong body. I was born, a body. Without my body, I don’t exist. This body isn’t wrong, it’s trans.
“I remember lying in bed praying to a god (that I didn’t even believe in) that I would just wake up as a girl.”
Watching ‘Tangerine’ is an immersive view of the uneasy part of Los Angeles wherein it’s set – no holding back.
Once the girl started showing discomfort and stopped replying, everything took a turn for the worst.
and why it is dangerous to assume otherwise
Know when to speak up. Your friends’ sexist joke isn’t funny and neither is his racist one, so call him out on both.
They choose to embrace their emotions instead of ignoring them. They would never pretend that their feelings for someone don’t exist.