there are so many incredible and inspiring women that i look up to so in support of international women’s day, i’m posting a few of them here for you. you may know some of them but if you don’t already, get to know them…it will only bring you joy. happy international women’s day! may we empower, support and trust in each other! xx
yesterday as i scrolled through my phone i came across an article with the title “5 year old transgender”. guilty of my own ignorance i thought there was no way a child so young could be confused about their sexuality. i then clicked the link, read the article along with the touching video and became informed and inspired by 5 year old transgender child, ryland. his story exemplifies the love and support of a family, explaining ” we signed up as parents with no strings attached”. hillary and jeff whittington are the two proud parents of ryland. After what was thought to be a phase, they realized they were dealing with something much bigger. through professional help and self research they came to the conclusion that ryland was transgender. through their research they found a disturbing statistic… 41% of transgender people have attempted suicide due to lack of acceptance; the national average is 4.6 %. taking matters into their own hands their hope is that their voice will be heard and this world will become a more loving and accepting place. at birth ryland was declared female, now he is 6 years old and living a happy and healthy life as a brother, son and transgender child. watch their video below and help share their story.
click the link to find out how you can help and support the transgender community.