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Illustrations That Show Everyday Plight Of Being A Transgender  

Julia Serano is an American writer, performer, speaker, activist, and most of all, a thoughtful illustrator. She has illustrated the everyday situations encountered in the life of a transgender with utmost naturality. From work to the lurking dysphoria, thanks to the everyday struggles, to the challenge of facing social alienation wherein men and women hurl personal questions, transgenders have to deal a lot!  It surely takes immense courage to be different and to embrace it with pride. This world pulls you down, every time you climb a little higher! But, the hack here lies in the speed with which you climb again. Let no one chase you. The idea is to rise everytime you fall. Serano's illustrations throw hints on how transgenders survive the humiliation and the social isolation. Have a look at her illustrations.

Whenever one wants to make it to a party, wearing the much-desired dress...

Why is there this dysphoria, always? Why is it always accompanied by disappointments? Why is there a need for acceptance? Why has interference become such a nagging habit? Also, why are there instantaneous judgements? All these questions will be answered when there will be a change in the mindsets of the non-LGBT community!   

When allies aren't even up to the mark, leave alone, being kind and accepting! 

This creative artist has a website too, where her contemplative, illustrated work is showcased.  

When discipline at the workplace goes bust and one gets trolled!

When being a transgender comes in the way of work, where not disclosing one's identity seemed a better option! Huh, sad that is!

When out of nothing, you are told about the hormone replacement therapy. 

Alas, even the docs have something plotted!

When even your near ones can't think of the way you want them to!

It is darn disheartening to see the ignorance on their face.  

When 'they' just don't understand and then you are referred to as 'they'!

Well, perfectly acceptable, though!

Immense oppresion of the transgender women, from transphobia to misogyny!

Those mean remarks, urgh! That's even more annoying!

When you're still regarded as a wonder and questioned for being who you are!

And then, it doesn't stop there, there is a flood of questions, drenched in obstinacy!

Even more unnerving! 

When your family is in no mood to accept you as you are, compelling you to adopt their mindset!

When transgender protection laws are doing no good!

You are left questioning, whom do they protect, leave alone identity!

When you're blatantly lashed for being who you are.

When the cissexist think it is their world.

When people are surprised at your revelation...

And later, you are judged for your actions and conduct. Leave them alone, folks!

When you're happily surprised that there is no joke on trans....

And then, the hoots, the celebration, all that is momentary.