If you're afraid of transgender people, then they should be afraid of you. Because if you're afraid of them, it means you haven't taken the time to educate yourself as to what it means to be a transgender person. ......
Today's news upset me for many reasons, but largely because it's another way in which our fellow human beings are being stripped of their rights to live, love and be loved. Playing Heather, the mother of a transgender child on Divas, has been a gift for many reasons. Largely because I've had a storyline that can hopefully inspire and educate people. A storyline that can hopefully change lives for the better. To prepare I spent a lot of time researching transgender people and their families in the hope that I don't do harm in my portrayal and so I might help bring attention to their stories. I'm immensely grateful for all the amazing resources that I found and for the people who took the time to discuss their lives and experiences with me. If you're confused by, or frightened by, or just uninformed about transgender people, please take the time to learn!! .....
I loved @janetmock's book "Redefining Realness" available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1476709130/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apis_1501123600322,
@Vice incredible story here: https://news.vice.com/story/watch-the-full-episode-of-trans-youth-from-vice-on-hbo
and the @natgeo Gender Revolution Magazine http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/
Let's choose Acceptance.
Let's choose Inclusion.
Let's choose Equality.
Let's choose Love.
#transgender #transgenderrights #equalityforall #chooselove #daytimedivas #heather @vh1 @daytimedivas