Op-ed: If You Support Trans People, You Should be Visible TooMarch 31, 2019
Visibility is such a fraught concept. On one hand, it’s validating to be seen as a transgender person, especially if you’ve spent a considerable amount of time being ignored and erased. On the other hand, it can be jarring, inducing a raw vulnerability in which you become a testament of something greater, a marker of how far the world has (at many times, begrudgingly) transformed. Visibility doesn’t always leave you feeling powerful — in fact, it can make you a target. In those instances, it’s less about you and more about the people around you.