Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and for each other.
By truly embracing transgender equality, I believe we can all begin to define what it means to be a man or a woman on our own terms and liberate ourselves from the gender oppression we impose on ourselves and each other.
You will never know who's taking their lead from you, who's watching you and deciding that they can be a little braver, because you have been brave, when I was trying to figure out who I was, I was afraid that who I was might mean that I could never make a difference. And what wound up happening instead, is that it's a huge part of the difference I get to make.
For people to be moved and inspired by things I say, and for them to be free from whatever constraints they may have about their identities, that they get to be free of that because of something I may have educated on, that is thrilling.