Thank you, Chase, for this excellent piece. In my classes, I teach my students to stay away from what I call unwarranted assumptions, precisely for this reason: They can only come from a position of prejudice and bias that is based on a preconceived notion that the single story you have memorized and internalized is not only true, but is truth itself.
My life has value, but it is not a value. Trans people speak for Trans people. No Plan B.