Welcome! I started "Transgender Is An Adjective" in the Spring of 2013. I had been asked to give a presentation at a children's summer camp on how to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for transgender children. Just weeks before the training, I got a call that the training had been called off because of resistance from the administration. The person on the other end of the phone said, "I'm sure you get this all the time," as if to assuage my surprise. It was a reality check, a sad reminder that trans* people continue to be forced to live in the margins and that we have been made silent, invisible, and inhuman throughout history. You can read more about my reaction here.
It is my hope that through writing I can connect people to resources on gender diversity and introduce topics that many people may not have had reason to think about or talk about deeply in the past. I speak primarily from my own experiences. I have decided that for me, it is not an option to remain silent about my gender experience or gender diversity more generally. I believe that by sharing our experiences and advocating for our basic fundamental human rights, trans* people not only create a safer world for ourselves but perhaps a safer environment in which people of all genders can be their most authentic selves.
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