I mean, to me liberation is the ability to live how you want, regardless of what people around you do. I miss my family every day, but I will never return home after the things they’ve done, especially after I came out.
Historically, black trans people have made families in liu of not having blood families anymore. My dream is to educate black communities at large. I hope, with access to resources, I can create space for black trans people to have both blood, and chosen.
I’ve never met a transgender teacher. Never met a queer teacher. Until the 12th grade, I’d never had a black teacher. But with these degrees I could do that. I could make the teaching field one of more diverse representation, and change several POC children’s lives, both in the classroom and out of it.