Thanks for your kind words. But I don’t feel very proud. I didn’t choose to be trans, it’s not a lifestyle. Likewise when society is this bigoted against trans people I can’t even take pride in the courage of standing up and being counted. The way I see it there’s simply no other option. Not for be, being the woman I am. I refuse to say nothing while my brothers, sisters, and Non-binary siblings are attacked minute by minute.

Nor can I console myself with this being ‘your society’. That we live in a transphobic, cissexist atmosphere in the Liberal democratic West is true. But that acknowledgement doesn’t come with the luxury of being able to opt out of it.

‘It’s us not you.’ I don’t doubt you want to be a good ally. But maybe don’t start with thinking us trans folx are segregated. We have a vested interest in helping society, helping cis folk, get it right when it comes to treating our pitifully understood minority with equal dignity and respect.

Warm regards, sister.

A

Capricious by name, steadfast by nature. Trans femme dyke. Smutsmith. Provocateur. Witch. Poet. Slut. Idiot. Kicking names and taking ass.

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