Dear cis people: I wanna see y'all talk about how great life and peace are when your life expectancy is 36 years.
I wanna see you “calm down” about systematic oppression when teenhood IS your mid-life.
You wanna know why you don’t see many old trans people?
Because you killed them, as a society, and you’re still killing us. You’ve never stopped. Us trans people don’t mean shit to this society, so excuse us if we tend to have a bone to pick with the social order.
I got a lot of dreams. I wanna go into psych, I wanna be a rabbi, and I wanna go into politics maybe. I wanna adopt a kid, live a parter or partners, have a home and be fulfilled. Maybe write a book, do some art, be a lifelong advocate. The most unrealistic goal of mine, however, is that I’ll even live that long.
You don’t get to tell me to calm down when your life expectancy is three to four times longer than mine.