Anything you can do, trans people can do better: Candor's OFFICIAL stance

E. Tempesta

Things Trans People are at Least as Good at as Cis People (Based on a Quick Survey of my Friends and Fam)


  • Laundry

  • Swimming

  • Driving a car (yes, they know how to drive stick)

  • Applying winged eyeliner

  • Friendship

  • Construction, both commercial and residential

  • Parenting

  • Coding (except in binary, GET IT???!???!!!??? ok bye)

  • Scrounging up change for the meter

  • Sex

  • Getting cats to take medicine

  • Writing young adult scifi

  • Being very patient with potential publishers of young adult scifi

  • Rocking live performance venues

  • Empathy

  • Weightlifting

  • Religious leadership and community

  • Staying hydrated

  • Group bike rides

  • Instagram

  • Getting sober

  • Mowing the lawn (which should be illegal but that’s a convo for another time)

  • Giving birth

  • Making terrariums

  • Handling awkward social encounters

  • Community support and activism

  • Taking out the trash

  • Road rage

  • That game Guitar Hero (or maybe it’s Rock Band?)

  • Definitely all Zelda games, though*

  • Making healthcare decisions

  • Rock climbing

  • Holding their liquor

  • Getting exactly the right amount of bulk section flour to fit in that jar

  • Walking in heels

  • Survival**

  • Walking in flats

  • Walking barefoot

  • Toasting bread

  • Murdering people on behalf of the state


*Just kidding, trans people are way better at Zelda games than cis people

**Actually, here the cis have nothing on trans folks, who  are incredible pros at surviving in this world and it’s fucking terrible that they’ve had to demonstrate that so forcefully, especially in recent decades and particularly right now in TWENTY-BYGOD-NINETEEN. Sorry, I’m losing my shit just now, these fucking clowns think they can legislate away the very PERSONHOOD of people I love but they’ve got another think coming because they’ve never done it yet and now we are more visible to one another than ever and our strength is in community.




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