“Being trans is awful” according to the media, governments, certain authors and ‘charity’ groups, but it’s not trans people sharing this kind of hateful commentary. As Ben Pechey, a LGBTQIA+ advocate and writer says, all this commentary is cis-people’s problem. What if, instead, being trans can be joyful – where trans joy isn’t revolutionary, but an everyday occurance? In this powerful and personal talk, Ben describes how and why trans joy can be mundane, individual and everyday – accessible to trans and non binary people right now rather than sometime in the future. Ben is a writer, presenter, content creator, LGBTQIA advocate, diversity and inclusion consultant and author. They have worked with major brands such as Manolo Blahnik, Condé Nast, Dr. Martens, the NSPCC, Virgin Atlantic and many more. They uplift and educate through media. They have had words in print and online for Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Diva and many more. Their debut book – The Book of Non-Binary Joy – was published in May 2022. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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