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🏳️⚧️ IT’S TRANS AWARENESS WEEK 🏳️⚧️
Let’s find out more about this crucial and often misunderstood topic.
From the day we are born we receive so much pressure about the concept of gender.
🙇♂️ You’re a man.
🙇🏻♀️ You’re a woman.
Sociocultural stereotypes don’t allow us to understand who we really are.
This lack of awareness could make us perceive the concept of transgender as
2️⃣ far from our reality
3️⃣ that it concerns only some people.
What happens once we understand what it really means?
👉🏻 We might realize that we are much more concerned than we have ever thought.
🤔 And we could even wonder: Am I transgender and I didn’t even know about it?
❔The questions we should ask ourselves is not
“What is my gender?”
“What is true and not true for me as unique individual?”
🌏 Let’s embrace one another and create a world where we can all be our authentic selves!
Read these 7 points about the transgender topic.
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Our lack of awareness could make us perceive the concept of “being transgender” as something scary, far from our reality, or that it concerns only some people somewhere.
In the means of Transgender Awareness Week, we aim to bring more awareness to such an important topic in a simple approach so it can be easily acknowledged.
Having clarity around gender identity could support individuals who are directly or indirectly concerned and even society as a whole to increase compassion and support towards each other.
By understanding already some aspects of being transgender, we might realize that we are much more concerned than we have ever thought.
And we could even wonder:
- Am I transgender and I didn’t even know about it?
- Is someone in my close environment transgender and is silently afraid to share their truth with me?
What makes it so challenging to have clarity on our gender identity?
From the day we are born, we receive daily pressure from numerous external sources. There are so many socio-cultural stereotypes around the concept of gender creating internal stress. Very often, we live our life trying to fit in by following the rules of what is accepted and what is not accepted in relevance to gender. This leads us to remain unclear on who we are at our core and what is true and not true for us as unique individuals. Many people could be effortlessly clear about their gender. And others might never liberate themselves to discover if their assigned gender at birth is aligned with who they really are out of fear of what might come up and how others will react about their truth.
But how can we be truly happy, healthy, and free by living a life oppressing or suppressing significant parts of who we are, such as our gender identity?
Here are 7 thoughts around the broad topic of gender and “being transgender”
- Being transgender means that the gender assigned at birth doesn’t match with the gender identity of the individual and how they perceive themselves.
- No surgeries are needed for someone to be transgender. Any intervention like confirmation surgeries or hormones is optional depending on the decision of each individual.
- What feels right and makes sense to each person is the only thing that matters about someone’s gender identity as well as in all aspects of life.
- Each individual can be fluid between genders, identify with a gender(s), not have a/one gender, choose their pronouns, and change their mind as often as feels right to them.
- Transgender individuals may choose to not share their truth with others and still be valid towards themselves.
- Being transgender means putting aside many societal stereotypes and external pressures about what is right or wrong and saying “yes” to one’s self.
- It takes a lot of courage and bravery to be our authentic selves, and transgender individuals are a true inspiration.
Let’s embrace one another and create a world where we can all be our authentic selves and be appreciated for that!
When we accept others for who they are, we are one big step closer to accepting ourselves for who we are.
Thank you for reading!
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