There have been quite a few articles lately to the tune of "ten trans people you should know." I am so, so happy to see these articles! It is so important to have trans and gender non-conforming celebrities stepping forward. And, I also want to share my own list of everyday people (in other words, non-celebrities) who are paving the way – just by being themselves. I think one of the most important forms of activism – and I will write an entire blog post on this soon – is just being yourself, being visible, and sharing your story. It's one of the reasons I'm doing this project.
So, here is my own list of folks you should know:
These are the everyday people who are changing the way people see and think about transgender and gender non-conforming people. They are all activists just by being visible, and being themselves. There are so many more... and I can't wait to tell their stories.