SRS: Blue- Hot button trans* issues.

So long as they are respectful, I support transable people.

So long as they are respectful, I support transethnic* people.

So long as they are respectful, I support otherkin.

So long as they are respectful, I support everyone.

Respect is here defined as:

  1. doesn’t hurt anyone
  2. for transable and transethnic*, doesn’t claim to know what it’s like to be disabled or non-[their physical race] in this world.
  3. if they are identifying with something that is more marginalized than what they are in this world, they understand that they can only get ally status in that community. They have not suffered that type of ableism or racism.

Basically, dysphoria or feeling like your body doesn’t represent you is a thing. It doesn’t matter if your skin feels like it should be lighter or darker, if you should be missing your legs or if you should have wings. Just know that in this world, race and ability are more than physical; they’re life experiences shaped by racism and ableism. You can claim the race or the ability, but not the life experiences that our society created around them.

*I am aware that transethnic can mean 2 things- a person raised in a family that is not the same race as them, or a person who does not feel that their body matches their true self. …we need more words.