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Support for trans people isn't radical - it's urgent
As a teenager, Jamie Windust found real joy in being unapologetically themselves. Exploring their femininity through cheap red lipstick and 4 inch high heeled boots felt like a superpower, a shortcut to a life of empowerment. Seven years later and that joy has turned into fear, influenced by the current climate of transphobia both in the UK and globally. Through stark statistics and personal reflections, Jamie lays bare the terrifying reality trans and non-binary people face today, and calls for genuine, consistent empathy and urgent action from the cis-gender community.