We’ve had a few trans posts in the past, and it’s always been something on my radar, but I was both not stumbling across too many trans blogs nor was I, I admit, actively looking. Then last week I was looking for a placeholder image for a transwoman character. I Googled “trans woman” and got a page full of beautiful trans women.
Nearly every single one of them were photos of women beaten or murdered because they were trans.
After feeling sick and sad for about an hour, I got angry, and I started Googling in earnest. I found several (not murdered) celebrity transwomen, and I found a tumbler full of beautiful, erotic, and moving images of persons in transition to male and to female and into a firmly non-specific space between. So I gathered up a folder, and as long as I have images, I’ll make it a feature. Here’s my first offering, the photo I chose for my character.