It's transgender day of remembrance. I am thankful for all of the transgender people who have lived before me and for everyone who has walked in my footsteps and for every murdered transgender person and for every suicide caused by transphobia. I am also thankful for every transgender person who has attempted suicide; over 41 percent of trans men and women are estimated to have attempted suicide— a rate that's nearly nine times as high as the rate of cisgender Americans. I, myself have more than once. Most of the transgender people that I know have as well. This is, for the most part, caused by the way others treat transgender people, whether it's outright transphobia, constant misgendering, forcing gender roles, deadnaming, or the fear of how others would react to someone coming out— all of these causes of dysphoria, fear, and weight on our shoulders are caused by the world around us. What are you doing to make life easier on these transgender people who are at risk for suicide? What are you doing to make sure the deaths of transgender people mean something? * I ask people's pronouns. I introduce myself with my pronouns. I correct other people when they use the wrong pronouns and names of the people around me. I put my pronouns in my bio and my email signatures. I attempt to normalize these little things, because pronouns (the use or misuse of) are one of the greatest causes of dysphoria for so many people. I also avoid generalizations (saying all men/women do/say/like _____) because not all people fit inside those binaries. Lastly, I avoid saying things like ma'am/sir to customers and using y'all instead of guys/ladies/gentlemen when referring to a group of people.