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Resiliency

Trans people, in the face of gender minority stress, demonstrate remarkable resiliency: a constellation of individual factors, health behaviors, and social and community support that buffers the adverse impact of discrimination. Because of its central role in promoting trans health and wellness, resiliency has become a key construct through which scholars, activists, and practitioners conceptualize minority stress. It is often discussed as manifesting in two related ways: (1) at the individual level, whereby individual trans people develop personal agency, make meaning, and gain control in times of distress, and (2) at the community level, whereby trans people bounce back from adversity by embracing trans-affirming norms and values, finding role models, and receiving trans-specific community resources and care. Trans resiliency is also intersectional, in that trans ...

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