Monika: Today it is my pleasure and honour to interview Andi Dier, an American young woman, transgender activist from New York. Hello Andi!
Our school systems ignore us, they’re how most of us get an idea about the world, by doing so they’ve institutionalized transphobia. But we are a fact of human biology. We exist.
|The only reason she looks happy|
here is because of her boobs.
Regarding the question, I feel like we’ve reached a weird tipping point in the last year for the transgender community against the mainstream media. Their authority and ignorance is finally being challenged.
I’ve followed pretty transgender faces for years. But there hasn’t been much personality until recently: Laverne Cox, Laura Jane Grace, Chelsea Manning. They’re really making transgender people — people.
And I really do have all the respect in the universe for Chelsea Manning, who right now is locked in two cages, not only by her body but by the U.S. government.
|Good thing eyes don't have noticeable gender|
characteristics because she took this years ago
and it's her favorite photo she's ever taken.
|She's pretty sure she can pass as a 12 year|
old girl in this and that scares her a little.
I’ve always idolized the girls on there. I dress like a hipster infused with punk. I could live in Forever 21. Trends piss me off though, it’s out-of-style when I feel like it.
It will be a series tackling science, politics, philosophy, spirituality, existentialism, etc. Of course, there will be a handful of videos about transgender issues, as well, likely in a broader context. I’m pretty good at connecting dots and that’s what I hope to do.
But above all: Cry because you’re in pain. Cry because it’s fucking hard. But don’t cry because you don’t feel like a gal. You are.