Source: Trans Student Equality Resources
This graphic, well, graphically demonstrates why transfolk need more visibility. The statistics are mind buggeringly horrible. Transwomen face odds of one in twelve of being murdered?! I take that personal! Transwomen of color fare worse — their odds are one in eight.
This is not acceptable. As I assume these stats are for the USA — other so-called developed countries do not in general suffer such violence — we should be ashamed for our country’s sake. And for the sake of all the murdered, raped, etc. ad nauseam trans* people out there. (Not just transwomen get raped etc., by the way, transmen do too.) —The answer is visibility. In the news and entertainment media, and just face to face as well.
But if you are trans — first be safe.
May the Gods have mercy on us all … tho’ sometimes I think They must have thrown up their hands at our country, to leave us to destroy ourselves by our own hideous devices and desires.
Enough with the pessimism, though. Much love. —Rachel Izabella