Today is the Transgender Day of Visibility and despite the lockdown situation, Trans* folk are doing what they can to be more visible.
In the spirit of honesty – not that I lie or deceive on YATGB 🙂 – I struggle with days like today. Sure, I run this blog, I try my best to be an ally at work, and there’s what I do to help out at Chameleons. Thinking on the latter, there’s the outreach work we do around that too.
There are times when I feel I could do more. That I should be out, open about who I am, etc. But, if I take a pace back, I think that’s the guilt talking.
Perhaps, like now, I should ask Would I say this to a friend? and the answer is no, I would not. So to you dear reader, if you are pushing back against the negativity directed to Trans people, if you’re getting out and being you (the real or digital worlds), if you’re being open about your gender with family or friends: then you are doing your part.
Each small thing we do helps, each act of kindness, each moment in which we make this part of the everyday: in those, you are helping.
Keep being you. You are valid and you are awesome.