‘The best thing about being a transgender person’: A transgender shop owner
The best thing you can do for someone who is transitioning is to support them and give them the support they need to get where they want to go, says Sarah Lee, a transgender shop assistant who runs Transmission Books and Books of the Transparent.
Lee, 26, was born a male but identifies as female.
Transition Books and Transparent is a transgender bookshop in Portland, Oregon, which is currently being sold for $500,000 by a local investment firm.
Lee, who was born female but identifies female, has worked in bookstores for 20 years.
She said she was not surprised when she read about Transition Books being sold at a $500 million sale in New York City, where the sale is scheduled to be held on April 1.
“The best part about being transgender is you can go anywhere you want to shop and people will look you right in the eye and they will be so appreciative,” Lee said.
As a shop owner, Lee said she can help clients to find books they need or buy books for friends and family who are transgender.
At Transmission, Lee also has an office in Portland where she helps customers find books for them.
She said that while her staff does a great job, the business has not been profitable in a long time.
Some trans people may not be aware of the importance of buying books from a transgender bookstore, Lee told CNN.
It is important to remember that books can be purchased through many different stores.
You can also find books online.
It is not always easy to find a transgender-owned bookshop, said Lee.
When she was younger, Lee worked at a transgender clothing store in Portland.
Now, she works at Transmission.
Lee said her store is a sanctuary from the crowds, the noise and the negative attention.
I am not a victim, she said.
I am a role model.
People often ask her if she is happier at her job as a transgender woman.
Lee responded, “I am happy because I am proud of my body and who I am.”
Lee said she also works with trans students in high school and college.
Most trans people feel uncomfortable coming out to their friends and peers, but Lee said that her clients do not mind her coming out.
The transgender community needs to take responsibility for their own health, she added.
You can support trans people by supporting books, Lee suggested.