Black Transgender people hold multiple marginalized identities, which puts them at increased risk of negative mental health experiences. Roughly 48% of transgender adults report that they have considered suicide in the last year, compared to 4% of the overall US population. The Black Transgender community is far too often targets of murder and violent acts, based solely on their identity — and we can no longer ignore the prejudice and racism this community faces on a daily basis.
We’ve partnered with The Okra Project to share and amplify authentic & empowering stories of the Black Transgender community and their mental health experiences. The stories highlight these folks’ resilience and how beautiful it is to be a Black Transgender person. We understand that society’s work is far from over in creating culturally informed, quality mental health equity for all — and we hope these stories will help in our efforts to educate, destigmatize and implement lasting change for the Black Trans community.