I don’t ever expect to please everyone in the transgender community with what I say, how I’m portrayed or how I look, but I do know that I respect everyone and my talks center around diverse identities, diverse expressions and the breaking down of the binary. I am more masculine identified but that is who I am. The best I can do is be true to myself as well as fight the fight for all.
The greatest thing we can do for each other is join together in the fight for inclusion instead of name calling or minimizing each and every one of our experiences. I’m here for you, are you for me?
it makes me so sad that a lot of times we find that the worst criticism and pain comes from within our communities, especially those that pride themselves on being inclusive and creating safe spaces. people become silenced by the very groups that are created for empowerment and support; an unspoken and less-noticed silencing that is not often mentioned. when we fail to recognize the power structures that emerge within groups, whether intentionally created or not, we are actively dis-empowering ourselves and those around us.
mad respect for making this video and talking about it. if we don’t force ourselves to talk about it no one else will.