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Online Communities – TMatesFTM

23 Aug

During our first paTio meetings in May, we talked about communities. One of the ways that communities of support have sprung up in the cyber age is through YouTube. TMatesFTM is an online community of SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) that speak about their personal experience on a different trans related topic each week. The topics range from first impressions to physical transition to sex to family and everything in between. The videos are honest and raw, with people publicly sharing personal details about their lives for the purpose of gaining and giving support. The comments section allow for dialogue about the videos and the topics.

The embedded video is of Jackie speaking on the topic of First Reactions. To access this and our other favourite videos, check out the paTio’s YouTube channel.