We recently concluded our first ever contest for our community drawing category called “In An Alternate Universe There’s A Happy Version Of Me Somewhere.” The contest was a huge success, and we had a plethora of wonderful entries, some very interesting art, and even more interesting happy places. However, we could only have one winner.
We want to thank our winner ‘Lokiiago’ for their entry and for bringing up Trans Issues on this site. Transgender populations often experience high levels of both perceived and internalized social stigma, social isolation, discrimination, and victimization. Extreme social exclusion and lack of acceptance of transgender populations in different settings diminishes their self-esteem and ability to participate in social events. These situations often lead to symptomatic psychological distress, depression, anxiety and other mental health difficulties among the transgender population.
So thank you to ‘Lokiiago’ for helping us discuss this issue for the first time and here’s their write up about their piece of art and then their cute black-ink self-portrait.
“In a world where I am happy, I am allowed to fully embrace my trans-ness. Beard, dresses, makeup, deep voice–people love me for me and accept my pronouns and gender. They see me as I see myself. I am whole.”
If you or a loved one you know battles with Mental Health Issues, please do get the help you need. If you need to talk to someone now, you can talk to one of the many fantastic therapists at Better Help by CLICKING HERE.
This post was created with the help of Grammarly.