Trans People Make the World Better

Updated: Jun 3, 2021

We're What's Needed Right Now


0.3-0.6% of the population is transforming the world.

Not in terms of numbers, mind you. We're doing it by being ourselves.

Being forthrightly, unapologetically trans shines light on how everyone journeys to their true selves.

In witnessing one trans person's experience, the rest of the world discovers that their own experience of reality matters. Being forthrightly, unapologetically trans shines light on how everyone journeys to their true selves.


No human being feels complete. So, we all chase security via religion, politics, money, you name it. If we knew for certain this time and place were our forever home, we'd start treating the planet and ourselves with some dignity.


Who better than trans folk to teach the dissonance all human beings feel? From birth, trans persons live front-and-center with not recognizing ourselves in the bodies we're born with and the gender identity that society assigns us. You can't get much further from home than feeling like your self and the world's reaction to you are utterly alien.


Moment-to-moment, trans persons are told they're living in a dream world that denies "biological reality." For too long, trans folk taught themselves the hideous art of denying the lived, known, felt truth about their very existence.


Yeah, people, we're pretty familiar with existential angst.


But, after millennia, we out, we're queer, we're here. Living as our true selves is not merely a declaration to the world … but also a healing balm to the rest of humanity.


Being trans is a tiny drop in the ocean of human experience. Yet, our droplet lens shows people from every walk of life that their existence in this place and time isn't a dream or an episode of The Twilight Zone. Each person's tiny drop of life is everything.

Living as our true selves is not merely a declaration to the world … but also a healing balm to the rest of humanity.
Picture of Bethany in a fabulous red jacket.
Me shining as me.

We trans folk show everyone that each human person is a unique, unrepeatable, irreplaceable window to the nature of the cosmos. Every single person's experience matters, none of which is cut off from anyone else’s. We human beings share, size-up, and tell our stories to each other to find touchpoints. If reality isn’t that way, what’s the point of words and language?

Being trans grants everyone hope, faith, love, truth, beauty, and goodness. Not better than anyone else does. Just in our own way.

None of us human beings has gotten to our true home. But we recognize a “there.” And we can talk about that true self as both inside us and simultaneously show others that it’s real, to be had by any of us. Being trans grants everyone hope, faith, love, truth, beauty, and goodness. Not better than anyone else does. Just in our own way.


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