Why I'm a #TransAlly
Being a #TransAlly means recognising that gender identity is not determined by biology and that everyone should have the right to express themselves in a way that is true to their identity. It means working to create a more just, kind and inclusive society.
I'm a #TransAlly because I believe in human rights. Transgender people face daily discrimination and harassment. They are assaulted, harassed and often denied basic human rights, such as access to healthcare, education, and employment. As a #TransAlly, I can help to raise awareness of these issues and advocate for change.
I'm a #TransAlly because I have personal connections to transgender people. As an Ally, I can support friends, family members, or colleagues who are transgender. I can help to create safe and accepting environments for people I love. And I can let them know they're not alone.
I'm a #TransAlly is because I believe in empathy. This means putting myself in the shoes of someone who is transgender and trying to understand their experiences. As an Aboriginal person, I know what it's like to face abuse and exclusion. Empathy is a powerful way to build compassion and understanding, and to break down barriers and misunderstanding.
Finally, I'm a #TransAlly because I believe in social justice. All individuals deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Creating a more just and equitable society, helps build a better world for everyone.