I would never claim to know what it feels like to be transgender, or what it feels like to be discriminated against because of my gender identity. But there is one, small part of the transgender struggle for equal rights that I feel comfortable saying I can relate to pretty well.
Nobody wore crop tops and baggy jeans like Baby Girl.
Not only does this put into the minds of Americans that transition is something external that is forced, but it also paints us as villains in a time where over 20 trans women have been killed this year.
Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez will go under the knife for Tomboy, A Revenger's Tale, the gender-swapping action
Being transgender is not a "lifestyle choice;" rather, it is just one more beautiful, normal variation of being human. Having the support of family is the number one way to prevent depression and suicide among transgender youth. Every child deserves to be loved and supported unconditionally.
For as long as I can remember, I've hidden myself. I definitely started hiding when I got old enough to walk down my NY streets alone. I became comfortable hiding my intelligence, my physical appearance, my truths, my thoughts, myself. But just the other day it hit me: Alicia! Why are you choosing to be that person?
Since becoming a mother, I have learned that all I really care about is that my kids are happy. And healthy. I can only do so much in the healthy department. But, at this stage of this game called life, I pretty much control their happiness. And when I say I, I mean we.
Why is it important to have clothing like this available? On a number of levels, I think it's important to have clothing
I spoke with Fitz about the style series, the pressure LGBT women face to conform with conventional femininity, and if she's fully recovered from her time on reality TV.
While it's wonderful for girls to be able to see themselves represented positively onscreen, it's equally important that
Sunnie, the adults that told you that Jesus doesn't like the way you dress, or that Jesus wants you to act "more like a girl?" They're wrong. Jesus does love you, Sunnie. You know how I know? Because Jesus loves me too.