In health care and society, I seen/have seen the impact of intentionally or unintentionally making groups of people feel invisible, all unnecessary, often with devastating consequences.
That’s why I don’t mind going to Virginia to see exemplars (@LushCosmetics and @TransEquality) do the opposite.
I recently co-presented to fellow physicians, nurses, and staff about the health and safety impacts of unhealthy facility design in health care, and in the presentation mentioned the importance of promoting #TransVisibility as health professionals. The more visible humans are, the more they can be in in control of their health destiny, and who wouldn’t want that 🙂 .
If you’ve ever been made to feel invisible because of your identity, you can understand the impact of being recognized for who you are. It’s what physicians in the 21st century do.
Invisibility is so 20th century, that century ended a long time ago, and it’s not coming back.
Photos from this century below, all @CreativeCommons licensed of course, feel free to use.