40% of trans kids including myself have attempted suicide. Why is this? Some people may argue that transgender people have the exact same rights as others but that is NOT the case. I am a transgender male myself
Ian, this is very well written and extremely powerful. I also live in a very conservative state that wants or wanted to pass the same bill, which I think is 100% unconstitutional. Everyone has the right to feel comfortable with themselves and the fact that some people deny that right just because they are different really makes me sad and scared. This should be shared with as many people as possible because I think that this has a powerful message that enact change. Good job!
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.