Few topics have been as near and dear to my heart the last several years as family and equality. For many of us living the everyday epics as transgender humans there are few topics greater. That’s where the news of a new series, Nikki’s American Dream, starring a fierce and lovely spirit premiering this week made me smile.
The recent media hot topic focus on transgender issues is heating up and the trans community is gaining stronger footing and acceptance with the help of wonderful people like Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, and Carmen Carrera hitting the air waves and magazine covers. As exciting as this has been, it is important to keep perspectives on the closer to home realities as well. An area not very well promoted is the simple truths of family and love , not just the drama and headlines that usually are used in media.
I’ve followed Nikki Araguz Loyd on Facebook for some time now and I am very excited to learn more insights into this amazing woman and her family on this new series. I have been very fortunate in my journey to now have two very young beautiful children and an amazing wife. The path to my self understanding, self acceptance, coming out, battling infertility trying to build our family, and now starting transition has been long. I hope my stories may help others know that trans families are out there and am proud to share with you the links for another families journey.
As I begin my own medical portion of transition a very large topic is large in my mind. Will equality come in my lifetime? Will my family be stronger for voices like Nikki, Janet, Laverne, and hopefully mine? Check out what Nikki shares on this question.
Do you think equality will be achieved in your lifetime?
Nikki’s American Dream is slated to premiere on YouTube on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. CDT during LGBT PRIDE week.
Nikki’s American Dream: https://youtube.com/nikkisamericandream
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Nikki Araguz Loyd
Peace and smiles – Anna Talyn