|At the Transgender Law Center SPARK Gala.|
They are seen as destructive to the dominant Christian culture and are a danger to the minds and thoughts of children. They are seen as invaders trying to gawk and molest persons in public and school restrooms. They are seen as needful of being set apart, shunned, ostracized, disdained, misgendered, and treated like the lying, cheating garbage that they are. Bad people deserve what they get, and hating and even attacking them is seen as okay.
|Karen just before|
winning a beauty pageant.
In America in the 1960’s a little boy body with a girl inside did not go to school as a little girl, so I had to go to school as a boy. This started a lifelong bout with Cultural Gender Inertia ruling my life. Everyone expected me to be a boy and later a man’s man. I was forced to keep up this façade for decades.
My personal transition was fast and was done with scientific planning and style. I am a science gal who knows how to plan well. I am fully transitioned now.
Also there are so many nameless men and women who are working tirelessly and with no fanfare to help in their own way, in their own area, who will never be known publicly, yet are as important as any big names.
|Modeling for the NoH8 campaign.|
I am trying to finish my course as a science teacher so I can work as an activist and advocate full time. We can definitely make a difference, but need to have the opportunity to be in the right place at the right time… And that takes money.
|Getting ready for church.|
Getting involved helping other transgender people is a help to those who are having dysphoria. Giving of one’s self to help others helps the person who does the helping immensely. These things are not negotiable! A transgender person MUST see a counselor. I tell others to do White Light meditation where you relax your whole body and then flood yourself with healing light. It is a mental exercise and is not religious. I then float my problems before me and after seeing them from all aspects, destroy them. Finally, I fill myself up with joy.
All the photos: courtesy of Karen Adell Scot.