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.
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!
This creative artist has a website too, where her contemplative, illustrated work is showcased.
When being a transgender comes in the way of work, where not disclosing one's identity seemed a better option! Huh, sad that is!
Alas, even the docs have something plotted!
It is darn disheartening to see the ignorance on their face.
Well, perfectly acceptable, though!
Those mean remarks, urgh! That's even more annoying!
And then, it doesn't stop there, there is a flood of questions, drenched in obstinacy!
When your family is in no mood to accept you as you are, compelling you to adopt their mindset!
You are left questioning, whom do they protect, leave alone identity!
When the cissexist think it is their world.
And later, you are judged for your actions and conduct. Leave them alone, folks!
And then, the hoots, the celebration, all that is momentary.
And you are still asked to convey something they can laugh about.