What does GI stand for?
It stands for Get It.
Why the name Get It?
Because we want you to get it – It being anything that makes your life as your true self, easier.
Because we want cisgender people to get it – That we are people too, that we are to be respected, and deserve the same rights and level of respect that they enjoy.
Because we want politicians to get it – That putting policies in place that help transgender people is good for society.
It’s disgraceful that in 2018 the strength, power and beauty of transgender people IS often overshadowed by the gross discrimination that we suffer for simply being ourselves.
Most of society shuns us, making our lives even more difficult than they already are.
There are countless obstacles to being transgender, from a lack of adequate psychological support to a scarcity of information on what’s required to transition safely. There is so much more to it than simply visiting a doctor for surgery and hormones.
We have so many difficult questions to answer:
How do you tell your family?
How do you change your gender on your passport?
How do you deal with being one gender in your head but another to the rest of society?
How do you respond when someone refers to you as the wrong gender?
What support is there for victims of transphobic abuse?
What are your rights as a transgender person?
We could go on, but we’d end up writing a full blown novel.
Our founder Carmen Liu has had to answer and still answers some of these questions today, often without much help or support. So she founded GI COLLECTION to tackle this issue, to ensure that all transgender people have the things they need now, will need in the future and should have had years ago. These things include:
- Clothing and underwear
- Hair care products
- Classes on various important topics
- Vital information on how to go about transitioning safely
- Vital information on what rights you have as a transgender person
- Transgender friendly services such as a recruitment and talent agency
Living as a transgender person is a beautiful, yet terrifying journey. We want to make sure that every single one of us gets all the support we need, every step of the way.
Society celebrates being yourself, but if you’re transgender that doesn’t apply to you. Instead, we’re ostracised, demonised and looked down upon as if we are a lesser form of human. Be yourself* but not if you’re transgender is the more accurate message.
We should be allowed to be ourselves too, we should be able to live without fear of violence or discrimination!
We want to change the lives of our community, with the help of our community.Help us do that by getting what you need from us today.