Trans Joy – Honest Admiration

Trans Joy is a weekly blog series celebrating the positive side of trans experiences, in an attempt to bring some balance to contemporary trans discourses. This week I’m reposting a story of a positive interaction which happened a while ago.

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The Human Cost of the Benefits System

CW: Benefits System, Trauma, Mental Health, Death

 

Following the declaration of the state of lockdown in the United Kingdom (UK) lots of people have found themselves unexpectedly out of work. well some employees have done the right thing and worked to provide support for their employees during this difficult time many people are still left without the income they were planning on. In particular self-employed people many of whom has seen their income entirely disappear as events have been cancelled over the past week or two to have been offered very little support from the government at time of writing. A result of this is many is that many people who thought themselves to be in a relatively secure financial position are now at the mercy of the UK benefits system.

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