‘What it means to be a trans in the 21st century’; Activist Serena Daniari explains in this Twitter threadhttps://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/transgender-activist-serena-daniari-5235633/

‘What it means to be a trans in the 21st century’; Activist Serena Daniari explains in this Twitter thread

Correspondent, columnist and trans activist Serena Daniari shared how she wished that there were 'outspoken' and 'accessible' trans voices that she could connect and engage with during her younger days.

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Activist Serena Daniari starts a Twitter thread and coloum to inform people about Transplaining.(Source: serenajazmine/Twitter)

The Oxford dictionary defines transgender as a term ‘denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex’. A definition, however, is not enough to understand the emotional and physical complications felt by an individual. Attempting to simplify changes a transwoman/man goes through, correspondent and columnist at MIC, Serena Daniari started a Twitter thread to inform people about her column ‘Transplaining’.

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Announcing the same she wrote, “Good morning to ALL! My column, #Transplaining, is LIVE on @Mic and I’m so thrilled to be to share it! 💓💙✨I hope this is only the start of more trans content creators being able to amplify the experiences of our community in authentic & nuanced ways.” The column starts with Daniari’s story as a young trans girl growing up in the conservative suburb of Dallas and focusses on the fact that she had no one to explain or guide her through the transitioning period. Read the full thread here:

She explains how she wished there were ‘outspoken’ and ‘accessible’ trans voices that she could connect and engage with and went on to share some personal photographs of her operation. She ended the thread by stating that the aim of the post is to celebrate and clarify what it means to be trans and even urged people to contact her in case they have any query.

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