Thank you for reading Ray, and for sharing a bit of your story! It’s just so clear, every day, that how hard so many people try to make others feel lesser. There’s no exception to it: as you noted, some trans women try to bring trans men down; many trans women do the same to me. If we all looked underneath this behavior, we might just find that we’re all a little scared, and insecure. I wish we were all strong enough to not let those diminishing feelings drive racist, sexist, transphobic behavior. Keep fighting for love, don’t hide.

Professor of programming + learning + design + justice at the University of Washington Information School. Trans; she/her. #BlackLivesMatter.