For My Dear Discouraged and Isolated Transgender Friend


Do not succumb to discouragement, dear spirit.

You are in the vanguard of the new collective consciousness of diversity and tolerance.

Just by being, by yourself or not, you are adding to the sum of human wisdom which will take all of us eventually over the top.

Allow yourself to be happy, in spite of what waits outside your window, in every moment that you can do so.

You are worthy — by your honesty and courage in refusing to not be what you are not; by your stubborn insistence on our God given right to be authentic — of great happiness.

Your life, just as it is today, has a purpose which benefits us all, and you are fulfilling it now.

I respect you for it, and I thank you on behalf of generations which will come after us, whose members will have an easier time being themselves in this world because you lived.

Many’s the great mind that found it necessary to dwell in relative or total seclusion. You are not alone — in fact, historically you’re in the very best of company.

Stay strong.

The poet/editor of this website is physically disabled, and lives at a fraction of her nation’s poverty level. Contributions may be made at:

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