I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honour it but that isn’t who I am.
Here is a clip from Degrassi, that I would recommend to everyone! It is very exciting to see transgender issues in the media, and Degrassi does the best job around. This clip looks at the struggles Adam has and how his family and others feel about his FTM transition. Adam’s story is engaging and inspiring. I encourage you to watch all of Adams story across the seasons of Degrassi.
Being transgender is not only a huge struggle for the person transitioning, it is also a huge transition for friends, co-workers and family to deal with. Despite everything and transgender person goes through, they are always the same person on the inside. Just maybe a little different on the out. This video is showing Adam learning to navigate his sexuality in combination with his gender identity. He has to deal with a lot of struggles (pronoun problems, ballroom dancing lessons, tampons). Luckily, he has a family that is more accepting than a lot are, and supportive friends. But life is still a challenge. Here at Jer’s Vision we do our best to accept everyone for just being themselves and encourage you to do the same!
Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.