On the left, you’ll see an unhappy trans girl not being allowed to wear the skirt she had hidden under her bed. On the right, you’ll see a much happier trans woman who can wear whatever she wants. If there’s one thing I want my social media presence to tell people, it’s to listen to your transgender children, friends, and community members. I wasn’t allowed to wear clothing that I was comfortable in for over 5 years and it took over 6 years to convince my parents to let me go on hormones. By simply listening, these years of discomfort and dysphoria could have been avoided. Trans folks know what’s right for our own bodies; it’s time to listen to our needs and narratives.