Elderly trans folk are preserving their stories in an adorable way
A new project is helping older members of the transgender community to find people to bond and share stories with.
Titled ‘The Abundance Project’, the venture is based on the idea of using Fowlers jars to preserve fruit and vegetables “when they are in abundance.”
The idea behind it is so the food can be shared with others or kept for “leaner” times.
High Tea workshops in Victoria, Australia, are being set up to allow trans people to come together and make their preserves.
It’s being seen as a chance to share their stories and make new friends.
Some of the elders were asked about their day working with the project, along with their self-acceptance stories.
One participant, Sally Conning, said: “I pickled beetroot because it’s one thing that I’ve loved all my life.
“I mightn’t have always loved myself but I’ve always loved beetroot.
“I realise now I don’t try to be anything other than myself.
“I’m proud of myself,” Sally added. “I found out who I am. I am the girl I want to be.”
Another elder, Toni Paynter, said her favourite fruit to preserve was strawberries.
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