25 trans and non-binary people who’re happy, visible and making the world a better place
It’s Trans Day of Visibility, and what better way to start the day than by following a bunch of trans and non-binary people!
Whether you have trans and non-binary people in your friendship group or not, it’s always a good time to use social media for good and follow – and learn from – trans people who are happy being visible.
So, give some of these folks a follow this Trans Day of Visibility – most of them will be on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or TikTok, at the very least!
Emma Frankland. Artist and performance-maker, and the trans woman behind the iconic We Dig production at London’s Ovalhouse last year.
Kamari Romeo. This trans man is an actor, poet and producer of Toybox – a collection of filmed poems written by people who grew up in care.
NikkieTutorials. YouTuber and make-up artist Nikkie de Jager was sadly blackmailed into coming out this year, but has said she’ll be speaking more about trans issues – and has been brilliant at taking down the inevitable attempts to shake her.
Kenny Ethan Jones. The trans man and model made history when he fronted an advertising campaign for period products.
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I’ve always been open to discussing mental health as I believe it’s important, especially as a man. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Experiencing bad mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and let’s be honest, it’s something that we all go through in a number of ways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You shouldn’t hind it. More often than not being honest and saying something along the lines of “You know what, I’m not feeling my best today” is the best thing to do. It lets everyone know that they shouldn’t expect 100% from you, that they should be softer with you than normal and that you may require a little more space than normal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Acknowledge how you feel and work with it, rather than against. Honestly, I probably create my best work when I’m mad/low because my emotions are ripe. Use that feeling and create something beautiful from it ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are in need of support, tell a friend ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you need to isolate your, isolate yourself ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember: You gotsss this ❤️
Also to clarify on my pronouns, I am alright with most of my close friends to use he or they, but I’ve been specifically letting the FGC only use they/them. It isn’t as normalized in that environment, and am trying to change that in this space! It’s been working well!!!
— SonicFox (@SonicFox) September 13, 2019
Charlie Martin. Trailblazing racing driver and first out transgender person to compete in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Danica Roem. US politician, Democrat and the first trans person elected to a US state legislature, in 2017.
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