It might very well not be an original thought, but it just crossed my mind. The reason why there are so many white cishet guys within the #FLOSS community is likely to some parts because they don't have to struggle in their lives as hard as many minorities. Being able to contribute to FLOSS projects is a privilege that you have: resource wise (time, money), mental stability, less likely to struggle with daily tasks. 1/7 🧵
#TDOV - Trans Day Of Visibility
Physical violence including to get killed, raped, beaten, while judges still consider "being tricked" is a useful defense to reduce the sentence with.
And psychological violence through hateful messages, denial of ones worth, existence, which leave deep scars on our souls, making social interactions awkward and leading to the fear of being too much for anyone to stay around.
And like always this affects disproportional black and indigenous people of colour. Being able to be visible is not possible for so so many.
That's one of the central reasons why I am not afraid to be visible. I understand everyone who just wants to blend in into the cistem and live their lives because the alternative is to always be on the look out. I'm visible to show that there's nothing wrong with being trans, mostly for cis people. To see that we exist. That they know that it's nothing exotic to be afraid of.
Fun side note: Given that trans folks are usually told that we are just living in a fake world and don't want to face the truth it makes me laugh hard that my estrogen pill is blue.
(The photo shows me, a white trans feminine person, with my tongue out, a blue pill of estrogen on my tongue)
On a more serious response: What is your real question? :)