Alljackedup Brings Awareness Of TDoV To Communities By Special Video And Limited Edition Pin
March 31st was the Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), a special day recognizing the boldness and courage of trans people, and their voices in our communities. For this specific occasion, The founder and designer of Toronto-based bow-tie company Alljackedup, Jack Jackson produced a video asking trans people to step in front of the camera and read a letter to their younger self. How is life different years later? What would you tell your younger self? Or what does life look like when you can be seen for who you really are?
Using the #tiestolove the video celebrates the trans community, and offeres a hand to those just coming out. It provides a space for trans people to support each other across generations, telling them that they are not alone, and we are only stronger if we only ‘love’.
Jackson knows first hand how important visibility is for the trans community: “Growing up in a small island, I didn’t know any transgender people, all that I knew was that transgender was something bad. When I was questioning gender, I felt a huge amount of shame. Today I feel none. Today the trans community is stepping to define ourselves, to tell our own stories and to be seen and accepted for who we are. If we can reach one single trans person who is struggling with their identity to let them know that they are not alone, to give them the strength to carry on, then we’ve done our job.”
For the month of April, alljackedup via their Ties to Love™Campaign will donate $1 for every “Tiesto Love™” lapel pin sold to the TransgenderYouth Clinic at the world famous Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
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