So yep, I need to say this once again and keep repeating it until some of you get over your shame and guilt about being trans and stop wanting to hide. Stop looking at being trans as a curse
As I stated in the closing paragraph of that December 2011 post::
It's past time that transpeople stop viewing being us as a curse. If we want people to love and respect us, it may sound simplistic, but we have to start first with loving and respecting ourselves.Damn skippy. And if you're going to love and respect yourself, then we have to stop internalizing the shame, guilt and negativity that society has about being trans in the first place.
Hard to have or motivate yourself into having a positive life when you hate a God given characteristic of yourself you can't change. We are God's children and part of the diverse mosaic of human life.
We are intelligent. We are beautiful. We are creative and talented. Some of us just need to look in the mirror and like what you see staring back at you, have the faith to believe in our God given gifts and talents and use them to your own and the community's benefit.