#TransLooksLikeThis Goes Viral on Twitter With Transgender People Are Sharing Their Experiences for Not Being ‘Trans Enough’
Transgender people sharing their experiences with #TransLooksLikeThis (Photo Credits: @wondyful/ @bookjinni/ @rutituti57/ Twitter)

Transgender people come from all walks of life. There are more issues they face on an everyday basis than one can think of. Despite the increased visibility of transgender people in the media today, many are often mocked for being emotional in regards to the choices they make with their bodies. Medically transitioning is not smooth for any transgender person and the reasons could vary. A Twitter hashtag that has gone viral is encouraging people in the transgender community from various backgrounds to share their personal experiences after the medical transition. The hashtag #TransLooksLikeThis is bringing light to the discrimination some of them face for not being “trans enough”, not having a top surgery or being on hormone therapy. Angela Ponce at Miss Universe 2018: Miss Spain and Transgender Contestant Reveals Her Desire to Become a Mother. 

Twitter user @wondyful initiated the hashtag, and it was first reported by The Daily Dot. In a series of tweets, the user shared his everyday experience for not being socially “trans enough” and urged the community to voice against it and love who they are, “because at the end of the day being transgender doesn’t come with a set look, it comes with just being you!!” reads one of his thread. Tinder Adds Transgender, Trans Man, Trans Woman and Other 20 New Gender Identity Options for Indian Users. 

Here Begins His Thread!

The hashtag certainly inspired many from the transgender community who did not shy away sharing their stories.

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The stories also revealed the intersectionality of race, class, age and body positivity in the transgender community.

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The tweets teach us so many things about self-love. Transitioning is the process of changing the way you look and how people see so that you become the gender you feel on the inside. To some the medical procedures can be very expensive, some might have specific health issues and most importantly not all people want to go through all the available medical procedures. Someone’s gender identity should always be respected no matter how they decide to transition—socially or medically.