A transgender person is one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized people in the world.
We know from our experiences, but we also know from research that it is very difficult to have conversations about the importance of transgender equality.
But how do we communicate these messages to our partners, and what happens if we disagree?
This is the topic of my talk today at the Intercultural Communication Summit.
This talk is a call to action.
As a community, we have a great opportunity to get out into the world and get our message out.
And as trans people, we can use this opportunity to build bridges, to educate our partners and our families about how transgender people can live authentically and authentically.
But this is only possible if we can all work together.
We must do our part to ensure that our trans partners feel comfortable sharing our stories and that they are comfortable speaking out.
But that’s not going to happen if we don’t also do our share to raise awareness of the importance and the scope of the challenges transgender people face.
We can’t allow ourselves to become complacent or complacentist about the issue of transgender rights and discrimination.
We need to do our very best to build our own community and community spaces.
We cannot allow ourselves, as a community of trans people and allies, to become paralyzed by our own anxieties.
We have to work together to be more comfortable sharing stories, to be able to hear and understand one another and to share our experiences with one another.
This is not just an academic or academic discussion.
It is a conversation that can change the lives of many trans people.
We’re all in this together.
And I hope that this conversation can change your life and that it can change yours as well.