We see you, beautiful trans women, tomboyish trans women, femme trans women, butch trans women, all of you. You are all valid and you are all women.
Big thank you to the amazing trans woman who sent me this story of a kindness she experienced:
“I was at a small bar and grill. Waiting to meet a friend. The place looked a little rough and this is in a very conservative area. I was scared walking in, and it felt like everyone was judging me, whispering. I just wanted to hide. I was on my way out as I felt so unwelcome. This girl at the bar. Young, pretty. Walked over just to say how beautiful I am. She didn’t have to. But it made me realize that we don’t always see our own beauty. Such simple words but it meant the world to me that day.”