Trans Representation Shouldn’t Be A Business/BFS&T
Being trans is not something that
People should be paid to do as
Nobody should be making money on it.
No profit margin, plz.
Why? Because you’ve gotta be providing
A service to others. Otherwise you’re just another
Cult leader with a fat wallet.
It’s kind of a huge part of why I just
Keep existing, miraculously, without
Much financial maintenance—
I never started doing this for money.
It’s clear to me, who is
And who isn’t
Based on their content.
What am I mad about?
The list goes on, but as I get old
I can’t help but be angry about
The commercialization of identity,
It’s fucking nasty, uniquely American
Uniquely abhorrent and
It’s sad that some content creators
Shamelessly use the queer community
As a bank account. It’s sad that
Is what some people call being
Successful on the internet.
If you want to be famous and successful —
That’s fucking awesome!
That’s literally what representation is
But just being trans
And nothing else
Is nothing special to me, or to you.
Transitioning is the process of
Becoming who you are, fully.
If that stops and starts with gender then
I don’t envy you.
If you want to be famous and successful and
Powerful, you’ve got every right—
You’re just not entitled to it because you’re trans.
You gotta do something more than that, nowadays—
Sorry, Buck— nobody gives a fuck
If you don’t have any other talents.