When transgender women are asked to tell their stories, there’s commonly an expectation that they’ll talk about suffering.

In actuality, some of the most powerful moments of my life have been rooted in transgender women fighting for and affirming our right to happiness.

We aren’t here to entertain or spill our stories on demand.

Teaching others about healthy body image taught me self-love lessons of my own

I’m not finished with my journey, but I can still help others on their own

The pandemic forced me to juggle odd jobs. I’m still learning how to balance them all.

As a recent graduate, I didn’t expect to be here, but I’m proud of myself for navigating it

I self-isolate when I’m struggling. But it’s when I need friends the most.

Over the years, I’ve found that spending time with positive friends is critical to my well-being