I’m not a big fan of Trans Day of Remembrance.
It’s a hard day for me and many other trans people. Marking a day to “remember those we’ve lost” feels like a misnomer. Most of us never forget the violence and abuse that our community members have experienced—largely because it is happening, right now. How can we “remember” something that is currently happening to us? How can we “remember” something that isn’t in the past?
We don’t need to “remember” anything; it’s sitting with us every day.