“Not knowing leads to a lot of fear. That fear is what drives hostility and violence. We’re trying to replace that fear and arm people with knowledge instead. It’s about liberating all of us—not just trans people.”
This is how Tiq Milan, a TED speaker, journalist and trans advocate, explains asktransfolks.com.
Conceived, developed and launched over the course of 6 days in New York, by a group formed by some of the most recognized creative minds in the world and a few of the most relevant activists of the transgender cause, the platform offers real, honest answers to the questions you have about the trans experience, told through the voices of trans people.
Anyone, trans or cis-gendered, is able to ask a question by posting to Twitter, or submitting directly through the site.
These questions are then vetted by our moderator, and answered by a growing network of trans people around the world in the form of video responses on their own social channels. At #asktransfolks.com, we’ll be aggregating responses to create a dynamic knowledge exchange network.
Through this growing collection of questions and responses, asktransfolks.com is able to provide new narratives, new faces, and new resources to demystify the trans experience, and remove the fear that comes from ignorance.
Through this public conversation, our aim is to make the world a kinder, safer place for trans folk, one question at a time.
To create and launch a global platform that inspires the public to support trans people of color.
Our goal was to design an experience in empathy, in a way that young people and adults understand how important it is to accept and respect them.
This should also allow trans trans people of color to see themselves represented in a positive and inspiring way. The platform will be launched on Monday, May 16th, at 7pm.