A Lion’s Fears
In 2009, Aydian Dowling launched his YouTube channel Alionsfears. He began documenting his own transition as a way to voice his thoughts, fears, and successes. Through his videos he connected with the transgender community as he offered support for others looking to transition.
Aydian quickly became an inspiration to many transgender people and their loved ones. So, I asked Aydian: You are an inspiration to so many others…
Who Inspires YOU?
Aydian Dowling is an FTM transgender activist from Long Island, New York. He gained world-wide recognition as the lead contender in Men’s Health Magazines’ search for the “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” 2015. Along with the other 4 finalists, he was the first transgender person featured the cover of Men’s Health, breaking down the stereotypes of what defines a man, and creating tremendous visibility for the transgender community as a whole.
Check out his clothing line, Point5cc; twenty percent of every purchase goes to The Surgery Fund, as well as Point5cc-hosted Binder Exchange Programs and Breast Form Programs. In his free time, Aydian enjoys putting his culinary skills to use (he is also a trained pastry chef) and hiking with his wife Jenilee.
Welcome to Neutrois Nonsense!
NN is a platform of resources and personal stories for & by the transgender community, run by the amazingly cute Micah. It mainly focuses on how to navigate a non-binary gender identity in a world made for two categories, yet the lessons learned extend beyond gender, to life in general.
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Submit your own written story or video journal or drawing or whathaveyou and become part of the Featured Voices series. Just email me your idea or draft and I’ll send you more details.
It only takes one to inspire a community.