Today marks the begging of Transgender Awareness week! Gender identity and expression is critical in order to understand an individual holistically. Our office provides a safe zone certification that assists in providing education and modes of advocacy for Trans identity. #transawarenessweek#transgender#transawareness
being a trans woman feels exhausting moving about my day not existing in the realities of most people all around me.... playing w in/visibility to get by actually hurts. it's easy to theorize resilience but it's so difficult not to get consumed in others' belief systems, insecurities, & fears. cis people are failures at the gender ideals they circulate/inhabit... in order to affirm their success at gender they need to externalize gender failure. honoring my innocence and knowing i am actually not some sort of criminal for transgressing gender rules takes work everyday. my love is power. trans and queer gentleness and kindness towards ourselves is actually quite revolutionary amidst such constant violence and cynicism. i don't need to prove i exist to anyone. i don't need to live in others' traps, social ques and projection. trans womanhood is not wrong. trans love is power. trans people deserve to honor ourselves and love all of ourselves. we are sacred and profane! i love being transgender. i'm so grateful for all of my siblings! thank you for daring to exist.