The internet made trans people visible. It also left them more vulnerable.
This decade has been a double-edged sword for trans people.
In 2010, the US had its first Black president, Facebook hadn’t yet gone public, and people still thought I was a man.
The way I experienced these past 10 years as a trans woman almost mirrors the status of the trans community at large. I entered the decade ostensibly as a happily married man, trying to build my life and career while repressing my gender identity. Five years in, I found my true self through persistent self-exploration. And I’m now...