Read Tatyana’s story below.
Did you know that in the US, 19% of transgenders become homeless after being fired for being gender non-conforming AND the same percentage has been denied an apartment for the same reason? This is just not human, we can do better. That’s why we’re starting a series of immersive workshops for individuals, brands and organizations in order to understand and be inclusive of gender non binary people in general in the workplace. Behold, the rise of the gender fluid generation will hit those who are not ready to play nice and kind. Join our first workshop this Wednesday, at noon EST. Link and tickets in bio. Let us know if you’re an ally and want to deepen your knowledge, we will make room for you at no cost for this inaugural session. #Repost @martinschoeller ・・・ Martin: “What’s your name? " Tatyana: “Tatyana. Yeah I recently turned back into Tatyana less than a month ago.” M: “When did you know you were transgender? " T: “When I was eighteen. I was a cross dresser first and then I liked the lifestyle and kept with it. " M: “Are you on the streets these days? " T: “Off and on since I was thirteen.” M: “Have you ever applied for government housing vouchers?” T: “Mhm. I had my own apartment for three years in Bakersfield but drugs.” M: “What did you get into? " T: “Meth. It works. That’s the works. " M: “Do you still have parents somewhere? " T: “No, no. My mom died when I was eighteen, that’s the reason why I became Tatyana mainly. My dad, I don’t know him, don’t care to.” M: “She must’ve been young. " T: “Thirty-eight. Complications of AIDS. " M: “Oh man I’m sorry to hear that. Were you close? " T: “No. Yes and no. " . Please support the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition to help people like Tatyana get back on their feet. Donate or volunteer today @gwhfc. Link and details in bio.