21 Inspiring "Trans Resistance" Memes & Tweets To Share On Social Media & Show Your Support
Happy Transgender Day of Visibility! The trans community still faces a huge amount of discrimination, so this is an important day for transgender people and their allies to stand up and educate the world as much as possible. An easy way to do this, of course, is to take to Twitter with inspiring "Trans Resistance" memes and tweets — and many already have.
Looking through them won't necessarily give you an in-depth look at the challenges that trans people face, but the thing about the format of a tweet is that it can carry a real punch. Also check out, for example, Rhea Butcher's ruminations on how important visibility is for genderqueer people or Laverne Cox's now classic essay on Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover. However, there are also a lot of transgender people who don't have the platform that celebrities do — and that's why we have Twitter. Their voices and their stories are also powerfully moving — even if they're just told in 140 characters and a picture.
So have a look at these #TransResistance memes, and then go out and figure out how you can claim your own voice as a trans person or be an ally for trans people everywhere.
1See How Necessary #TransResistance Is
There are concrete, human reasons why everyone needs to take Trans Visibility Day seriously.
3Appreciate Someone's Journey
You don't have the whole story, but you don't need it in order to appreciate an anniversary celebration.
7Take A Moment To Educate Yourself
How can you change your behavior to be a stronger ally to those who need it?
8Learn The Terminology
Basically, everything is on a spectrum, and people find themselves everywhere along each spectrum.
9Remember That This Isn't A New Thing
Things have gotten much better for those who don't find themselves on one end of the gender binary, but there's still a whole lot of room for improvement.
10Know That Trans People Don't Fit Into Boxes, Either
Anywhere you can expect to find a cisgender person, you can expect to find a transgender person, too.
16Appreciate The Process
Huge changes don't happen overnight. It takes hard work, externally and internally.
17Take Her Word For It
If you can, stop hiding. And when someone stops hiding, support them with everything you've got.
18Recognize Huge Achievements
A step forward is a step forward, and trans people are taking them everywhere.