Living in a world of selfish people makes life a very long and unpleasant journey.
This is one thing I learnt: I have to use my privilege to speak up about things , before they personally affect me.
I do not personally know of any transgender kid. But I do know that they have it most difficult. They mostly have it difficult to exist in public places, they feel threatened to use public services. The sad thing is that these are tax paying individuals.
However, this writing is not about that. It is about affirming the existence and the belonging of a trans kid.
I know that many identify as Christians, which is most likely to have different views, and beliefs, and to make it worse a different treatment towards trans people. If you are Christian and you want to know how to deal and approach homosexuality, you can check it out here.
Dear Trans kid.
I know you mostly feel unloved, and ignored, and unworthy. I should really say that I feel unqualified to write anything like this, but where there is a will there is a way, right?
I need you to understand that your parents love you, parental love is the weirdest thing ever. It is filled with obsessive protection over us that it probably hurts.
So it is not that our parents fear us, they fear that the world will be cruel to us. They fear that the world will treat and make us feel like we do not belong down here. Religion has succeeded in making the marginalized feel unsafe and unworthy. One thing I love about God is that He\She is not christian nor religion.
This is what God says, as Martha says: You are always safe, immensely and infinitely loved and you cannot make a mistake.
The sad thing is that this applies to the people who did us badly, but we should not focus our energy on that.
G said that the beginning of scripture says: God created a man and a woman in Her own image.
This means for God to fully express Herself, she had to have both male and female. This is no different than you, is it? There’s good in this.
Remember that it is our responsibility that we ensure that we feel like we belong down here. We are also called to open the path for the next generation to not feel marginalized.
Claim your space. Show up and fully express yourself. You need no backing from anyone, you are all you’ve got and ever needed.
The good news is this: We can never deflect a miracle. Love is sovereign here, all evidence to the contrary.
Your existence is a miracle and love is forever present with you.