— National Geographic (@NatGeo) December 16, 2016
This is 9-year-old Avery Jackson, a beautiful young lady who has shared the story of her transition with us on youtube. Appearing on this months National Geographic, she says, “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy.”
According to NG, trans people are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than the general U.S. population, and in the last year 50 percent report being verbally harassed for being trans, and 20 percent reported they didn’t seek the healthcare they needed for fear of being harassed.
Its so nice to see some positive and progressive news coming from the US for a change. By sharing our stories, our feelings and our experiences, and opening our hearts, we learn more about ourselves and each other. Trailblazers like Avery will change the world, hopefully for the better.