The limited studies (and many experiential anecdotes) place ME/CFS patients, like trans people, at significantly higher risk for suicide. As with trans people, this risk is not an inherent part of who we are– it is built into structures designed to ignore or even magnify our pain. Studies find no elevated risk of depression among ME/CFS patients, but rather, an elevated suicidality caused by lack of resources and understanding, loss of employment and community, and the general hopelessness that descends with so much loss and forced isolation.
Officers were called to the Augusta hotel for a possible homicide on Wednesday July 20, 2022 for a possible homicide. Officers arrived at the Knights Inn in Augusta, GA around 10:28am to find 26 year old Keshia Chanel Geter of Eastover S.C. who identified as a Black trans woman. Investigators say that she was traveling […]
This is how cisgender “innocence” silences trans people. It forces us to start every conversation with the very fundamentals: that trans people’s self-understandings are valid, and that we deserve access to forms of health care and employment and community that are readily granted to cisgender people. We replay the same tired conversations about how pronouns work, why trans people are far more likely to be assaulted in public bathrooms than to perpetrate assault, and how many major medical organizations support gender-affirming care.