DEAREST TRANS LOVED ONES AND THOSE WHO STAND WITH THEM

Dearest Trans loved ones and all those who stand with them,

These are dark times, but we do not need to succumb to the imposed night.

We must light ourselves from within, and illuminate those around us.

We do not need to accept these arbitrary decrees of identity annihilation. No one has that power.

We know who we are, and we are who we are.

Fear mongers and haters are to be thought of with compassion. They are so sadly misguided.

Let us show them who we are by being who we are; let us teach them who they might become by showing them what self-acceptance looks like. They must live in such tremendous fear to need to hate others so strongly.

Step into each day as you want it to be. And make it so.

We are all perfect, as is.

We are the light.

With my deepest love,

Isabel, mother of daughters Sadie, 9, and Lily, 17