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Obama Encourages Trans Activist To ‘Find Your Voice’

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President Obama must have realized that our country is beyond repair, because now he’s saving other countries instead.

As part of his work with the Obama Foundation, Baracky traveled to New Delhi, India last weekend to host a town hall meeting for young people about activism and being an active citizen.

In the middle of the panel, Akkai Padmashali, a transgender activist, casually asked Barry-O how to overcome systemic discrimination. (Jeez, Akkai, you couldn’t ease into that with a softball question?)  

“I’m a transgender woman,” she began. “I was a sex worker, I was a beggar, I was rejected by all sections of society. […] I have so many issues to bring before you as a social activist.”

Obama didn’t mince words.

“It starts with what you just did, which is to find your voice and to be able to articulate your views and your experiences and tell your story,” he said. “That’s true of any group that’s been marginalized, stigmatized. Finding that voice and being able to tell a story so that the perceptions that somehow you are different are broken down because people start recognizing their own experiences in you … Once that voice is there, hopefully others join you, and so now you have networks and organizations and allies.”

Then, presumably, everyone in the room gave him a standing ovation and overcame all of their differences. Then Barack sang a few bars of Al Green, dropped the mic, and led the entire country of India in a rousing chant of “Hope” and “Change.”

Pls come home, Barack.

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