by Joanne von Spanien

So I went to a trans thing in Madrid this evening. Talks were good, and the subject was Challenges Faced in Childhood and Adolescence. The thing is, the two big speakers were cis, a lesbian psychologist and mother of a trans kid. An 18-year-old trans woman spoke for like five minutes.

All well and good, open-minded people. And honestly, said 18-year-old gave it a hell of a go. I admire her bravery immensely, but she had about as much to say as you’d expect an 18-year-old to have. Like, her perspective was essential, but I would really appreciate more theory directly from the trans community, as important as allies are.