Are you feeling unwanted? Are you surrounded by ignorance? Is cruelty a part of your every day life? Has it been getting worse lately?
You just need to wait a little while.
Maybe you're a kid trapped in a small town with a narrow family, and you feel invisible, or worse, when you are visible, you're in danger. I cannot imagine how oppressive that must feel.
Just know that out there, somewhere, are your people, and you just need to hang onto your courage and make it until you can go out and find them.
They might be in New York, or San Francisco, or Miami Beach. They might be in Chicago or St. Louis, or New Orleans. When you are of age and free, and you've earned a little bit of your own money, you can buy a crappy car and load it up and go out looking for them.
Maybe they're in Columbia University. Maybe some of them are in the nearest state college. Maybe they're on a cruise ship or in Paris. When you find them, you will agree that the travels and adventures, and risks, and disappointments were worth it. They will recognize you, they will embrace you, they will say, "Honey. Me too." And you will be home. You will know self expression
and creativity and joyful abandon.
So just hang on. That moment is coming. It is in your future.
And when your new people welcome you, together you will know acceptance and love while you wait for this idiotic world to catch up to you.
I'm rooting for you.
In comments, if you are an older trans person, please leave a word of encouragement.