I try and make it a point to the general public that transwoman are nothing more than people, no different than anybody else, who have the same pasions and desires, needs and wants, and wish to just be accepted for who they are at heart. It is for this reason that I make a point about being so public, enjoying life openly and fully. This lastest trip to Disneyland is no different. But there is more to this post.
While being out there and living life, it is also about supporting others struggling to be free in their own lives, both emotionally and socially. This comes from help within the community, but must also come from friends, family and allies. I am grateful I have all of that. Many others do not. There is still a high level of ignorance and fear towards transgenders, mis-information and mis-conceptions. It is long past time we moved out of the closets and into the classrooms, forums and public arenas, to educate, and do so in numbers. There are many great leaders already doing so, in religion and politics, in social work and authors and educators. We need more. We need those positive, and sometimes, not so positive stories publicly told, to increase awareness and understanding.