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    #Gratitude , Forgiveness, Turning Points & Transphobes

    📺 - #Gratitude , Forgiveness, Turning Points & Transphobes - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 60 - tinyurl.com/yckytkh7

    🗣 - "Hooray you! Hooray, cisnormative communities, cisnormative environments, cisnormative businesses, and cisnormative lawmakers, hooray that after millennia of #gender -diverse individuals existing in the world, you finally are starting to create a space where they do not get attacked as much."

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived #experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - tinyurl.com/nzbr8k27

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content - https://tinyurl.com/mupvwkcy

    ✉️ - #Comment w/ thoughts & questions!

    👍🏻 - Please #like & #Share !

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    * What are the most significant turning points of a #trans person's life?

    * How do you be #grateful for anything when all we face are hate and abuse and transphobia by everyone?

    * What is something that you would never forgive?

    * What are your religious and political views?

    * What is the most challenging thing to understand about transphobes?

    🔗 - Links!

    * When does your transition end? - https://tinyurl.com/bdcp9w6e

    * "You mention you don't regret the time lost. How do you do that? I'm starting HRT at 39, but I've been questioning my #gender for 15-20 years, and I'm constantly thinking about what would have happened if I'd figured it #Out or been braver early on." - https://tinyurl.com/2zcxas8y

    * Let's Talk About #Sports Emm Bee! - https://tinyurl.com/44xn76r2

    * How Presentation Affects Representation - https://tinyurl.com/6cyw8k39

    * #Transgender Awareness Week - "Progress takes time, but it should not end with us going back in time." - https://tinyurl.com/mvujbsup

    👀 - Create #change !

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - tinyurl.com/2p98f8hc

    📣 - You can #help ! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers & isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people ! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence & oppression!

    💻 - Connect!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to #help the 2SLGBTQIA+ #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    #Instagram : tinyurl.com/5n6dm696

    #Facebook : tinyurl.com/6pww46b8

    #Twitter : tinyurl.com/26sbj4zb

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    @TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

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    * Text: Dwhell on it w/ Taylor Lakhryst Ep. 60 - Gratitude, Forgiveness, Turning Points & Transphobes - HIREWHELLER

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    #LGBTQ #LGBT #Pride #equality

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    Gender stereotypes can be traumatizing

    <p>Gender stereotypes can be traumatizing</p>
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    How Presentation Affects Representation - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 56

    📺 - tinyurl.com/6cyw8k39

    🗣 - "Taylor Lakhryst was an undecided voter who participated in a #CBC program called Face to Face during last year's federal election campaign. While being on the show gave her a chance to ask questions of a party leader, she felt CBC's production choices spoiled the experience by making her appear inept and powerless."

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content ! - www.youtube.com/TaylorLakhryst

    ✉️ - #Comment w/ thoughts & questions!

    👍🏻 - Please like & #Share !

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    "While you expressed #Gratitude for the #Opportunity to provide visibility on the subject of abuse toward the 2SLBGTQIA+ #Community , you felt that #CBC made choices which diluted your appearance. It left you feeling, if not misrepresented, then underrepresented."

    It feels as if #CBC chose to represent me as what I interpret as inept, powerless, and stuck with candy-coated concerns because who I am isn't palatable enough for Canadians who can't cope that #people such as myself strive to inspire and create #change .

    #social platforms highlighted my segment as being of the utmost importance on an issue that had not been placed front and centre in the campaign until my appearance.

    I continued to focus much of my argument on the treatment of my introductory video. I emphasized how problematic it was that this video highlighted "my love for #Sports and karaoke" while omitting more substantive #Comments about the importance of placing responsibility for bigotry and hate-based abuse on the abusers rather than the victims.

    "I'm an undecided voter because" and "Let's be #leaders …" were extracted from two completely different sections of what I provided. #CBC created that line and not me, and I'm not sure if that is conducive to "accuracy."

    "You stated that you followed all the directives given to you in advance by producers, yet you were the only one of the four participants given less than 40 seconds of airtime."

    "You also reiterated that #CBC exercised poor judgment when it failed to include your exchange about pronouns with #ErinOToole .”

    #CBC watered me down and presented me with the safest, most palatable and most comfortable image they could build based on the information I provided.

    "Your complaint is, first and foremost, a reminder that the stories journalists tell are not really "theirs." They are the stories of real #people with real lives, ambitions, and concerns."

    Journalistic Standards and Practices covers much ground regarding ethical #Journalism but doesn't cover specific circumstances.

    "There is more debate to be had about editing your introductory video … it's clear that those producers took two risks with your video."

    "On your frustration that the #question you asked on the show was "negotiated," … I worried it meant that programmers were forcing you to ask the questions that they wanted."

    🔗 - Links!

    How Presentation Affects Representation - tinyurl.com/yc26c89x

    Your Friends Appreciate a Random Check-In Call or Text More Than You Realize - tinyurl.com/3hbad7au

    What four undecided voters asked #ErinOToole | Face to Face 2021 - tinyurl.com/2p8ntybn

    #Media and #Journalism are transphobic. I was on #CBC News: The National Face to Face - tinyurl.com/5yfc9a65

    #Canada Voted In Favour of Policing Women's Bodies! - tinyurl.com/56b67cr9

    Is there anything that #people expect you to be good at but are very bad at? - tinyurl.com/br4j293z

    #CBC News: The National | #ErinOToole , Alberta's deadly COVID-19 surge, TIFF returns - tinyurl.com/4mvaemvy

    👀 - Create #change !  

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

    📣 - You can #help ! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers & isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people ! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence & oppression!

    💻 - Connect!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to #help the 2SLGBTQIA+ #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/hirewheller

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HireWheller-103322085282334

    #Twitter : https://twitter.com/HireWheller?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

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    * Text: Dwhell on it w/ Taylor Lakhryst Ep. 56 - How Presentation Affects Representation - HIREWHELLER

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    #Gratitude #Opportunity #social #Sports #Comments #leaders #canadian #gender #grateful #interview #manitoba #News #Out #Respect #Safety #Success #winnipeg #Youtube #active #Activism #Anxiety #athlete #Business #causes #Charity #donate #Energy #equality #Fundraising #Lesbian #LGBT #LGBTQ #Kindness #marketing #Media #nonbinary #philanthropy #Pride

    The Struggle to Feel Good About My Gender Nonconforming Identity

    A couple of years ago, I came out as gender nonconforming (GNC). It’s been a struggle, but I’m much happier in my own body now that I can truly express myself. It wasn’t that I discovered I was GNC recently; I always knew I was different from other cis girls, but I didn’t have the words for it. Once I did have the words, I didn’t have the courage to say it out loud. Coming out as gender nonconforming, non-binary, or trans, comes with a certain level of risk. A level of risk that I wasn’t comfortable taking, and honestly, I’m still anxious about it. But the alternative — hiding and forcing myself to be something I wasn’t was so detrimental in terms of depression, anxiety, and self-worth. I hated myself, and I hated seeing a strange woman staring back in the mirror when I knew that wasn’t who I was. Coming out has been life-saving for me. I look at clothes on my body and feel like they’re for me, I’m so much more comfortable expressing my masculinity, and I am less anxious and depressed. For the first time today, I walked into a store, marched into the men’s section, and started picking out clothes to try on. I held my head high as I asked for a fitting room and made my purchases. I never felt comfortable doing that before because I was anxious about the weird looks I’d get. I was always worried I’d be told I can’t shop in that section, or something much worse. When I first started wearing men’s clothing, I knew I was making a choice to have my gender identity seen more visibly, which led to a number of safety concerns. Every time I decide to do what feels comfortable internally, there’s a certain level of discomfort I have to accept externally. I have to choose to not be myself and be depressed, or be myself and be anxious about my safety. In 2019, I visited Trinidad and Tobago, a country where being gay was illegal and punishable by law with 25 years of imprisonment until 2018, only a year prior. I was terrified wearing swim trunks on the beach, and was constantly looking over my shoulder. At the same time, I knew that I would feel beyond depressed if I forced myself to wear a bikini. I often find myself having to choose between what feels right, and what feels safe. We’re at a time where trans rights are under more fire than ever before. Anti-trans legislation has been sweeping across the U.S., and politicians and public figures are becoming emboldened in sharing their transphobic rhetoric. As of March of this year, 238 anti-trans bills has been put forward, making it over 600 proposals since 2018. These bills cover anything from banning trans athletes from participating in sports, to a Texas bill which calls for child services to investigate “child abuse” if parents support gender affirming and life-saving medical treatments for their children. Trans rights, which are human rights, have been under attack. The mental health toll and trauma as a result of these transphobic messages has been staggering for myself (despite me being in Canada), and trans folks worldwide. Even if these bills get overturned or shut down, damage has still been done. Data from The Trevor Project shows that when anti-trans legislation is proposed, crisis calls from LGBTQIA+ youth, and particularly trans youth, skyrocket. And it’s no wonder, because what kind of message are we supposed to receive when these kinds of anti-trans movements gain traction? It tells us that who we are is inherently wrong, and what makes us feel happy and OK is wrong. It tells us that we don’t deserve to be who we are. Fifty-two percent of trans youth considered suicide in 2021, far greater than any other demographic segment, and 94% of LGBTQIA+ youth said politics has a negative impact on their mental health. As I become more comfortable in my own gender identity, and see the beauty in my transness, the limitlessness of being gender nonconforming, and the freedom of living exactly who I am, I struggle to reconcile my small world with the systemic and societal structures that make it exceedingly difficult to be who I am. While my mental health has improved drastically since accepting myself and finding acceptance in my communities, I cannot remain unaffected by the violence my trans siblings are constantly subject to. Black trans women are for more likely to be murdered than white, cis women, and five times more Black trans people have experienced homelessness than the general population. When the trans community is subject to higher levels of violence, homelessness, unemployment, and harassment, it’s no wonder it becomes harder to be who you are. I carry a lot of privileges — I can choose to pretend to be a woman in spaces where I need to preserve my safety, and I have a job and a home, but I always carry that fear with me. I fear for my future, my safety, and for the safety of the trans community. I fear that one day, being who I am, will come at much too high a cost. But yet, I know progress has been made, and I’m reminded of my friend Lisa’s words, who said:“’We stand on the shoulders of giants’ is said to mean that we see farther, understand more, and reach higher than ever thanks to those who came before us and did the work. Usually said with gratitude, I think, but I can’t help but think about how, in this context, the shoulders of those giants are tired, and many are dead. We stand on the graves of our guardians. We stand on the scars of our siblings.” I am eternally grateful for each of those giants who made it safer and more acceptable than before for me to be who I am. I still get scared sometimes. I make my voice higher pitched, or when trying colognes I say I’m shopping for my brother. Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it to be who I truly am. The answer is yes, it is worth it. We deserve to feel safe and accepted for who we are. Being gender nonconforming has been, and will always be, one of the best parts of who I am, and one day, the rest of the world will see that, too.

    12 Children's Picture Books That Defy Gender Stereotypes

    As an athletic, fiercely competitive tomboy growing up, with a calm and more amenable older brother, I grew tired of the constant comments about how girls and boys are supposed to be. Fine, boys can be quite energetic and rough. Guess what… so can girls! I never liked playing with Barbie dolls, but my best friend Jeremy sure did. And when a child’s actions do seem to align with gender stereotypes, how much is nature, and how much is due to cultural conditioning and societal norms? I wasn’t big on following societal norms, at least as far as gender expectations were concerned. In third grade, I rocked a super short haircut (though my mom wouldn’t let me get a full buzz cut like my brother). I spent recess dominating the four-square court and kickball field. At one point, I wanted to be a professional baseball player, or really any kind of professional athlete, when I grew up. That didn’t last long, after receiving a loud and clear message from others that professional sports wasn’t something available to girls. Thank goodness we at least have professional women’s soccer and the WNBA these days. As the parent of two kids myself now, I am hoping they won’t be held back by the rigid gender expectations my brother, our friends and I experienced as children. For as long as I have been reading books to my 8-year-old (pretty much since he was born), I’ve kept track of the ones that challenge gender stereotypes in some way. Most of these picture books also include a range of characters of different races and ethnicities, which is equally important for all children to see. Books that show girls as strong and brave: 1. “The Little Mermaid” by Jerry Pinkey Bear with me – this is not the Little Mermaid of late ’80s Disney fame. When I saw the quote on the book’s back cover that said, “you should never give up your voice… for anything,” I was sold. The two main characters are young Black girls. It’s about friendship rather than romance. The illustrations are gorgeous and the message empowering. 2. “Kate and the Beanstalk” by Mary Pope Osbourne We love this twist on the classic fairy tale that features a young girl climbing the beanstalk and fighting the giant. 3. “Pirate Girl” by Cornelia Funke This book’s feisty young heroine stands up to her captors, ultimately outsmarting them with help from a brash, female pirate. 4. “Super Red Riding Hood” by Claudia Davila In another twist on a classic story, a strong young girl acts as a superhero and saves herself from the wolf. Knowing my kids will hear the more traditional versions of these stories, where the girl/princess is always saved by a man/prince, I like to balance them out with more empowering versions, like this one. Books with boys exploring typically feminine roles: 5. “Pink Is for Boys” by Robb Pearlman My son’s third favorite color is pink. He knows that some people would say that boys shouldn’t like pink, which is why we love this book. 6. “Tough Guys Have Feelings Too” by Keith Negley This book demonstrates that men experience a full range of human emotions. There is not a lot of text on each page, so younger kids will enjoy this one as well. 7. “John’s Turn” by Mac Barnett A young boy and ballet dancer feels nervous before performing at his school, finding support from his classmates. Books that go beyond the gender binary: 8. “Julian is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love A beautiful, dreamy book about a boy who wants to dress as elegantly as three women he sees on the train. His Abuela shows him acceptance and understanding. 9. “What Are Your Words” by Katherine Locke This book sparked great conversations with my 8-year-old, including how you can’t tell someone’s gender just by looking at them. With one in four LGTBQIA+ young people identifying as nonbinary, and over 1 million nonbinary individuals in the U.S., this book is an important example for all ages. Subtle but powerful books for our youngest readers: 10. “Whose Tools” by Toni Buzzeo A board book for infants and toddlers that includes bright illustrations of men and women, young and old, working with different tools to build a house. 11. “Whose Hat Is This?” by Sharon Katz Cooper This fun page-turner where readers guess what each hat will reveal, shows children dressing in uniforms for different jobs. The best part is it uses language like “police officer” and “firefighter,” rather than the gendered and outdated “policeman” or “fireman.” 12. “Even Superheroes Have Bad Days” by Shelly Becker This book includes a diverse group of both male and female superheroes. Though the idea of multiple female superheroes is no longer novel, it was when I was growing up! Great for pre-schoolers. The good news is there are many more books like these out in the world nowadays. I borrowed all of these from my local library when we first read them, but I’ve purchased many to add to our collection or share with others to help support these authors and their important work. If you are looking for other outstanding books for the kids in your life, see my list of 8 Awesome Children’s Books About Disability. For even more options, check out Inclusive Story Time on Instagram. We hope the products above help you or a loved one in your health journeys. Just so you know, The Mighty may collect a share of sales from the affiliate links on this page. As an Amazon associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

    Community Voices

    Bigotry And The Bystander Effect

    🗣 - “Someone who has made up their mind will not change their mind. So, stop trying to worry about the fee-fees of someone who’s a terrible human being.”

    📺 - www.youtube.com/watch

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content - www.youtube.com/TaylorLakhryst

    ✉️ - #Comment with your thoughts or questions you'd like answered!

    👍🏻 - Please #like & #Share this to help get heard!

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your #questions about my lived #experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - youtube.com/playlist

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    05:20 - Let's talk inclusion!

    17:50 - Let's talk TERFs!

    39:15 - Let's talk about being exclusionary!

    51:08 - Let's talk about suppression!

    53:03 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

    🔗 - Links mentioned!

    03:21 - #Letters4TransKids - "You Know Who You Are!" - www.youtube.com/watch

    10:00 - Accomplishments, #Gratitude And More! - www.youtube.com/watch

    30:30 - Workouts: Worth the effort. Bigots: Nope. - www.youtube.com/watch

    40:55 - City Council Approves To Prefer #Kindness - www.youtube.com/watch

    44:10 - Travelling, Being Left-Handed & More! - www.youtube.com/watch

    💰 - Donate now! Help these fundraisers hit $1411!

    ❗️ - Support #RunForWomen & women's #MentalHealth programs! - run.convio.net/site/TR/Events/General

    ❗️ - Support #walk4md & individuals who live with neuromuscular disorders! - muscle.akaraisin.com/ui/walk4md22/p/TaylorLakhryst

    👀 - Get involved! You can create #change

    📣 - You can help! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers, and isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people Please #help by getting involved or referring people you know to create change against systemic bigotry & oppression. Thanks! 💜

    💻 - Get connected!

    #hirewheller A #grassroots group aiming to help the #2slgbtqia #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    #Instagram instagram.com/hirewheller

    #Twitter twitter.com/HireWheller

    #Facebook www.facebook.com/HireWheller-103322085282334

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    #taylorlakhryst Trans woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    #linktree linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

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    * Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst - Bigotry And The Bystander Effect - Episode Forty-Seven - HIREWHELLER

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    #Activism #AskMe #Business #Canada #Career #causes #changemakers #Charity #cityofwinnipeg #Comments #contentcreator #creator #Diversity #diversityandinclusion #dogood #donate #Employment #Energy #Equity #ethics #eventplanning #Events #Fundraising #gender #government #grateful #humanities #humanrights #Inclusion #inequality #leaders #LGBT #LGBTQ #linkinbio #Love #manitoba #Manitobans #mbpoli #MentalHealth #Motivation #Network #opportunities #Opportunity #Organizing #partnerships #philanthropy #policies #policy #Pride #ProtectTransKids #ProtectTransYouth #quality #question #Respect #Safety #socialgood #SocialMedia #Sports #Success #training #Transgender #Transphobia #transphobic #Travel #Video #winnipeg #Work #wpgpoli #Youtube

    Community Voices

    City Council Approves To Prefer #Kindness

    🗣 - "Good for you, everybody, all you elected officials. Trying so hard to make an eight or nine, or whatever dumb page amount, document to say, "Hey, be nice to someone else." But we're not going to define what "nice" is, so then we don't get in trouble for it."

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    ‼️ - Get engaged!

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    ✉️ - #Comment with your thoughts or questions you'd like answered!

    👍🏻 - Please #like & #Share this to help get heard!

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your #questions about my lived #experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - youtube.com/playlist

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    03:37 - Fascinating video! I like that you said you had to accept yourself. You didn't say anything about workouts worth the effort yet. Can you do a video when you talk about your workouts to help a girl out? Thanks.

    10:57 - I've been on HRT for almost a week, and my chest is growing, but there's some shrinking I'm not comfortable with. In your experience, does the D shrink or the B's? I got told that it would be the testes, but it's not the case for me, so how is it for you?

    18:36 - Are there other cities that you know of that have policies better than what got presented?

    21:27 - Does the "Corporate Advertising Policy" count as a tangible measure?

    23:28 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

    🔗 - Links mentioned!

    02:20 - #Letters4TransKids - "You Know Who You Are!" - www.youtube.com/watch

    03:30 - Workouts: Worth the effort. Bigots: Nope. - www.youtube.com/watch

    03:50 - Doesn’t working out make transitioning worse? - www.youtube.com/watch

    22:55 - **Placeholder for Council segment** - clkapps.winnipeg.ca/DMIS/permalink.asp

    💰 - Donate now! Help these fundraisers hit $1411!

    ❗️ - Support #RunForWomen & women's #MentalHealth programs! - run.convio.net/site/TR/Events/General

    ❗️ - Support #walk4md & individuals who live with neuromuscular disorders! - muscle.akaraisin.com/ui/walk4md22/p/TaylorLakhryst

    👀 - Get involved! You can create #change

    📣 - You can help! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers, and isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people Please #help by getting involved or referring people you know to create change against systemic bigotry & oppression. Thanks! 💜

    💻 - Get connected!

    #hirewheller A #grassroots group aiming to help the #2slgbtqia #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    #Instagram instagram.com/hirewheller

    #Twitter twitter.com/HireWheller

    #Facebook www.facebook.com/HireWheller-103322085282334

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    #taylorlakhryst Trans woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    #linktree linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

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    * Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst - City Council Approves To Prefer Kindness! - Episode Forty-Six - HIREWHELLER

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    #Activism #Canada #Diversity #ethics #Equity #government #humanities #Inclusion #LGBT #LGBTQ #manitoba #Motivation #Organizing #policy #question #Transgender #winnipeg #Love #2slgbtqia #AskMe #causes #change #changemakers #Charity #Comment #Comments #Community #Content #contentcreator #creator #dogood #donate #Employment #eventplanning #Events #Fundraising #gender #grassroots #grateful #help #like #linkinbio #MentalHealth #Kindness #leaders #people #philanthropy #power #Respect #Safety #Share #socialgood #SocialMedia #Sports #training #Travel #trans #Video #SplashPageSelfie #DwhellOnIt #hirewheller #taylorlakhryst #Instagram #Twitter #Facebook #linktree #Youtube #RunForWomen #walk4md #ProtectTransYouth #Letters4TransKids

    Community Voices

    Travelling, Being Left-Handed & More!

    🗣 - "I don’t want to get political. I don’t wake up and say, “I’m gonna get political today.” Like, that’s not my goal. But I know that if I want to have a life, I have to fight for my life. Who says that? Ask yourself! How many of you watch this right now and know that you have to fight for your life when you wake up? Your right to live, your right to employment, your right to safety, your right to dignity. How many people wake up and tell themselves those are things they need to do today. And I don’t even do that for myself. I do that for other people. I do that for the kids."

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    ‼️ - Get engaged!

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    ✉️ - #Comment with your thoughts or questions you'd like answered!

    👍🏻 - Please #like & #Share this to help get heard!

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your #questions about my lived #experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - youtube.com/playlist

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    03:57 - What do you think most people don't realize about trans folks?

    06:22 - Is there a country you will never go to that may surprise others?

    07:46 - Is there any advice that you wish you had? Do you have any to share?

    10:55 - I don't know how to ask this, I think. Why do you want to be a woman or transgender?

    12:00 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

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    03:45 - #Letters4TransKids - "You Know Who You Are!" - www.youtube.com/watch

    04:45 - Transgender Awareness Week - "Progress takes time, but it should not end with us going back in time" - www.youtube.com/watch

    06:00 - My Call to Action for Trans Day of Visibility! - www.youtube.com/watch

    07:00 - Hallway Conference - Taylor Lakhryst - Creating Truly Inclusive Events - www.youtube.com/watch

    08:30 - The Power of Now … and NEWS! - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 34 - www.youtube.com/watch

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    Community Voices
    Community Voices

    I don’t really know what to say. I’m confused. I’m lost. I don’t have a gender that fits and I’m very comfortable with that - identifying as gender queer. I like to fluctuate. But my gender expression is so confusing. I don’t know what to do to make myself feel more comfortable and less dysphoric. A person I know is “microdosing” T, which I never thought about...but I just wish my body could shift without some other changes T brings. I’m so lost. I don’t know what to do.

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