As many of you may know, this Friday (31st March) is Trans Day of Visibility. I wanted to write a quick blog entry on why this day is so important from the point of view of a young trans person.
It is so incredibly easy to feel isolated as a young transgender person. We have very little representation in the media, and where it does exist it is rarely accurate and often portrays us as either the butt of a joke or as a two-dimensional tragedy. Nonbinary characters are pretty much unheard of. And the tabloid coverage of trans people is frankly appalling. All in all, the image most people get of being transgender is not particularly inspiring or diverse – which is nothing like the transgender community that I have grown to know and love.