(If you’re a transgender professional and are here to apply for a web page, feel free to skip past this to “How to Apply”)
Our original goal was to provide transgender youth with access to the resources they need to gain independence, affirm their identity, and start their careers. We wanted to provide our community with the resources that Leelah Alcorn, and many others like her, did not have available to them.
The fact of the matter is this; when affirmed and supported, transgender people are just as successful as cisgender people. Being transgender is not a burden. It is an experience that forces a person to develop a unique set of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to survive. These skills include the ability to empathize with those who are different than them, an awareness of oneself and their relation to the people around them, and the ability to maintain their sense of self in opposition to the world around them, all of which are valuable and important in our highly competitive, modern world. We believe that transgender people should be viewed as skilled contributors to society in their own unique way. Our goal is to help provide a path for that journey of self-realization.
We quickly realized that in order to achieve our goal, we needed to provide a way for transgender people to communicate in a safe, pseudo-anonymous setting. We needed to provide support and critique for transgender content creators (artists, musicians, writers, and much more) who often didn’t have access to a community outside of the internet where they could develop their talents. We also needed to provide resources for transgender professionals in other fields – such as business, law, and medicine – who felt as if the mainstream educational system had failed them in regards to preparing them for the real world. We needed moderators to ensure that our members wouldn’t be harassed, and we needed to train those moderators in best security practices for both the safety of the moderators and the safety of the individuals we were trying to help.
How to Apply for a Webpage
(If you skipped down here, don’t worry, you didn’t miss much.)
You can apply for a web page by filling out the form on our Contact page. We don’t ask for a lot of information at first because we don’t need a lot of information – we’ll ask for things like image files when we follow up with you.
If you haven’t gotten a reply to us via email after submitting a contact form, feel free to contact us via Twitter at @NixFound.
If you don’t want to be featured and are instead looking for other things – such as learning groups – try one of the resources below on the social media of your choice.
Our Discord Channel
We’re in the process of creating a Discord channel where users can pseudo-anonymously connect with other creators. The Discord channel is functional, but very dusty. You can access that Discord by clicking here using the invite link. If you do not already have a Discord account, a temporary membership will be created for you.
Our Curious Cat
Do you have any questions regarding transgender people that you’re too afraid to ask? Are you a transgender person who needs help with questions such as how to start the process of transition, where to measure yourself for clothes, or how to come out? Our Curious Cat allows you to ask questions to our staff anonymously. Click here to access our page on Curious Cat.
Our Twitter Channel
Do you want to keep up-to-date on the latest news about transgender activism? Do you want to meet and talk to transgender professionals who are doing important and exciting work in your field? Our Twitter is a way for you to meet and follow important transgender professionals while keeping up to date on the latest news. Click here to visit our Twitter page @NixFound and subscribe!