Constance, I want to tell you about a very important resource for your education and growth in matters transgender related. My new friend Dara (who getting to know is like coming back to a childhood home from long ago, and having memories flood back clear and full) is a therapist, specializing in transgender humans.
She is a true bright light, and her energy and commitment is literally saving lives that otherwise quite likely would be miscarried and malformed, or even lost altogether. She has a sense of mission that is of the ilk I refer to when I plead to you cis-gender people to pluck up your courage and conviction and make a place for the dispossessed and stranger and alien.
I truly believe that real significant cultural transformation will only occur when the current possessors of power willingly insist on the inclusion of the outcast. Dara has that vision, that passion, and that calling, and she dove in with her whole heart. I was fortunate enough to first encounter her thru a podcast that she was on. At the time, I was at the crisis point, that place where all has fallen apart enough for the power and life in the seed to burst the hull and come forth.
Just hearing her voice, her cheerful certainty that transformation was possible, was enough for me, and i began to nose up once again…and I knew in my heart in that moment that sometime in the future, somehow, somewhere, Dara and I would cross paths. I was filled with the conviction that our nexus would be significant and that together we would be able to have great impact. I am mindful of that old prophetic declaration “…and one shall put a thousand to flight, but two shall rout ten-thousand!”
I signed up for her newsletter and went to her website where I found links to educational materials, resources for my own growth and mental health, and just that indomitable cheerful strength that she simply exudes. And then flash forward one year…
…and Dara is asking for input from her readers regarding different resource ideas. Well, I felt that “baby” kick in my gut, hit the reply button, and jabbered away for 10 pages…apparently those words were a similar lil power bomb in Dara’s heart as her podcast and other writings were in mine! She liked it! Which thrilled me, obvi…it has been a struggle in my life to ever know I am liked.
One thing led to another, and we emailed in fun flurries of fancy and vision, and voila! I had an article written.
This article is aimed at you, Constance…you cis-gendered individuals who might find yourselves tapped by transgendered people who desire to have you in their life as a pillar of support. It lists a few points that explain why you are the one that has been chosen to come out to, it details what the trans experience is like from a transgender perspective, and finally it gives counsel in ways you can be present and help your loved one to live…and not die.
Please? Head over to her site?
There you will find a wealth of resource and support…and my own lil article called
Dara and I have been brainstorming in a beautiful serendipity over creating some things that would be available for a small fee with all proceeds going to those without anything so that they could live and transition without having to partake of destructive things just to survive. We have lots of ideas…
…but we are finding that when cis-gender people who are curious about things ask, well it gives us such good direction and focus…so as you read, as questions arise or topics surface, let us know? You can reach me here at Gracenotes and firstname.lastname@example.org and Dara has contact information easily available over on her page.
Think of it…one snowflake sets off an avalanche…will it be you? And if not, will you take your place so that the “one” can have a place to land and set it off?
Thanks Constance, and blessings to you this day
(Dara and Charissa brainstorming! Lololol!! 🙂 )