Anonymous asked: hi would you mind dissuading people from writing translock /nb/gq lock unless they identify as trans and/or nb because cis people have a huge history of fetishizing trans people and just generally not writing them well at all. i'm sorry, but i'm just tired of seeing something in the translock tag and hoping it'll be good and then seeing fetishizing/misinformed crap and getting triggered and dissociating and yeah. thank you for doing a challenge that allows for translock tho <3
Oh yeah this is really important. Sorry for forgetting to mention it earlier!
PSA TO ALL FOLLOWERS, ESPECIALLY CIS ONES.
Trans and nonbinary identities are NOT an experiment for cis people to play with in writing. Treating trans and nb identies as something novel or new to just “try out” reinforces the idea that trans and nb identities aren’t really valid experiences of actual human beings.
Real Human Beings are severely oppressed, mistreated and hurt on a daily basis because of pervasive bigoted misinformation about those identities.
Do your research. Do a lot of research. Listen to the voices of trans/nb/gq people and always, always, put their voices first. If you are cis, you cannot and will not ever fully understand and internalize what it is to be oppressed for being trans/genderqueer/nonbinary.
Let me repeat: If you are cis, you cannot and will not ever fully understand and internalize what it is to be oppressed for being trans/genderqueer/nonbinary.
If you cannot prioritize the voices of trans/nonbinary/genderqueer people in your research (and you should do a lot of research), don’t even try. Go write something else.
And Nonny? In the future, do know that trans/nb/gqlock is always allowed and welcomed on this blog, even if we don’t make a specific challenge for it. Trans/nonbinary/genderqueer people in fandom could always use some more fic that celebrates, understands, and reflects their experiences.