The great passion of my life, fantasy and science fiction storytelling, is full of the contributions of trans people.
I wanted to make some art for Trans Awareness Week. And I wanted it to be about trans folx, not me. I have made so many drawings and paintings of trans, non-binary and Gender-Nonconforming folx over the years; you can see some of them here in my “Visibility” album. I try and will always try to tell the stories of the people I meet, with the love and honor they deserve.
I wanted to do more than document trans people, though. I wanted to celebrate their contributions. Last night I lay awake thinking, how can I talk about how much the creative power of trans and GNC people means to me? How can I tell the world how much their work and lives inspire me? And I realized, it was by imagining a world without them.
Imagine the world we’d have now with the ones we’ve lost to violence, despair and lack of medical care.
I can’t bear to lose any more. We must protect trans, non-binary and Gender-Nonconforming people, all their lives.
I made this image myself today on November 12, 2018 and I hereby release all copyright to it. This image is copyright free. It is a Public Domain work. You can download it in a variety of sizes here on flickr.