For today’s story I picked something from the other side of the door. Being transgender these days means that you can get a lot of support. And a lot of hate. The reason behind this visibility is of course that this topic is trending in societies around the globe already for some time. Debates about civil rights, bathroom usage, adoption, that`s all an integral part of a society shifting towards more tolerant manners.
Of course, people tend to react to this shift by taking a proactive, or negative stance on these issues. Transgender people have never been so visible as a community in a history. Some groups, mostly more traditionally oriented folks and religious groups therefore see transgender as something new, something caused by a contemporary society- something that challenges their values. But the question is: Are we really that unnatural and so different from everyone else? I can vouch that nobody’s reminded of Nefertiti (Egyptian ruler), or those few french kings who used to crossdress way before people know the word transgender. And yet, most of us think it’s a new topic.
The truth is, transgender people have been around for a long time, some even say as long as some sort of society existed. So why are there so many people coming out just now, in comparison with a historical data? It goes without saying that this notion has something to do with a spread of civil rights, more tolerant society and a fact that we don’t burn witches for being slightly different anymore. But I’d like to take more personal approach here and hopefully make you see why we, transgender people feel such a need to share our thoughts.
Bloggers, vloggers, celebrities. Websites, youtube, talk shows. We are a reocurring topic everywhere. I can’t count how many times I heard a reasoning that all those people are in it just for the money and fame. Seriously, why would somebody who is not comfortable with their own gender want to step up and risk it- gossip, hatred and no privacy, just for a few minutes on the sun?
I`d like to dedicate this place to 3 people, who are, in my opinion a shining example as to why people go public.
This geeky girl began her public journey more than 2 years ago, with a blog dedicated to make up artistry. After that, she moved to youtube with make up tutorials. Her videos are often full of colors and on the top of that, you are left with the impression that she’s just too magical to be from this world 🙂
As the time went on, she announced she’s transgender. There is probably noone, who would question her decision to transition at that moment. Her often colorful videos are filled with energy, passion, beauty, advice on transgender issues and bread. Yes, a bread!