New Year, New Me: Trans-Affirming Quotes and Resources

Explore our curated selection of inspirational quotes by trans people, along with healthcare and professional development resources to empower you in 2024 and beyond!

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10 TRANS-AFFIRMING QUOTES

Incorporate these affirmations into your daily routine:

Leslie Feinberg (1949 – 2014)

Leslie Feinberg

“I live proudly in a body of my own design. I defend my right to be complex.”

Leslie Feinberg, trans author and activist

Ts Madison (1977 – present)

Ts Madison

“We should all feel free to be who we want to be.”

Ts Madison, American entertainer, entrepreneur Recording Artist and LGBT activist

Christine Jorgensen (1926 – 1989)

Christine Jorgensen

“Nature made a mistake, which I have corrected.”

Christine Jorgensen, Trans Pioneer and Author

Marsha P. Johnson (1945 – 1992)

Marsha P. Johnson

“How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race? I mean how many years does it take people to see that? We’re all in this rat race together!”

Marsha P. Johnson, activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor

Gia Love (1991 – present)

Gia Love

“I will center and take care of myself. I am the priority.”

Gia Love, MODEL/ACTIVIST & Founder of Black Trans Cookout

Janet Mock (1983 – present)

Janet Mock

“There’s power in naming yourself, in proclaiming to the world that this is who you are. Wielding this power is often a difficult step for many transgender people because it’s also a very visible one.”

Janet Mock, Author, Model, Actress, Motivational Speaker, AND AcademiC

Lee Mokobe (1995 – present)

Lee Mokobe

“I was the mystery of an anatomy, a question asked but not answered.”

Lee Mokobe, Author, Ted Fellow, and Non-Binary Motivational Speaker

Elliot Page (1987 – present)

Elliot Page

“The more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I thrive.”

Elliot Page, Actor, Trans Activist, AND Author

Sylvia Rivera (1951 – 2002)

Sylvia Rivera

“We have to be visible. We are not ashamed of who we are.”

Sylvia Rivera, TRANSGENDER RIGHTS ACTIVIST & CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER

Marquise Vilsón Balenciaga (1981 – present)

Marquis VIsion

“Whoever you say you are that day, just be that person. Whatever that looks like for you, go with it and surround yourself, at least, with people that are going to be open to that and supportive of that as you’re going through those changes.”

Marquise Vilsón Balenciaga, activist, actor, and a member of the House of Balenciaga

TRANS-AFFIRMING HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES

Dive into our selection of trans-affirming resources! Start exploring now and step into a new year of transformative growth and wellness.

🩺HEALTHCARE🩺

  • 💊OutCare Health – A directory of LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare providers across various specialties, including mental health and counseling, family medicine, and more. Providers are vetted and OutCare certified.
  • 💊Transcend Legal – Provides assistance with transgender-related healthcare covered under insurance, helping clients to receive respectful, high-quality care.
  • 💊 Jim Collins Foundation – Provides financial support for transition-related expenses for those without insurance or excluded by insurance.

🫀RELATIONSHIPS🫀

🧠MENTAL HEALTH🧠

📊PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT📊

  • 💼TransTech Social – A co-learning and co-working community created to empower, educate, and employ the LGBTQ+ community through accessible education programs, inclusive events, and equitable employment opportunities that teach practical career-ready skills.
  • 💼TransWork – Helping transgender and gender non-binary job seekers connect with supportive employers and business partners, providing resources for both employers and job seekers. 
  • 💼Trans Can Work – A nonprofit organization committed to advancing workplace inclusion through training strategies and workforce development. 
  • 💼Transgender District Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program – This program is for Transgender and Queer People of Color who aspired to start a business.
  • 💼Transitioning in the workplace: guide for trans employees: A guide by HRC to help transgender people navigate transitioning at work.
  • 💼NASW (National Association of Social Workers) – LGBTQIA2S+ Professional Development: NASW provides a range of professional development resources focusing on the LGBTQIA2S+ community. These resources include webinars, conferences, and continuing education topics tailored to support individuals and families within these communities.
  • 💼LGBTQ Business Week – A 7-day celebration of queer owned businesses that launched in 2023.

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