Mind you, transgendered heroes are certainly nothing new(if you watch anime or read an occasional comic book, you've obviously seen a few). But from my experience, subjects like sexual orientation is typically geared toward an older audience. This cartoon will be geared towards a younger audience.
Im interested in this cartoon. It's about a boy whom transforms into a girl superhero. For me, I've watched animes like Sailormoon and Souleater, so to be honest, Im not seeing anything truly unique. But considering those types of shows are typically geared towards my age group, She-Zow Im hoping wont be too offensive, or too unbelievable.
Reading the sequel to Eona, there is a major character whom is a transgender woman, and his character is one of the ones on the favorites list for me. And Im open to books that feature transgender identity.
I'll be the first to admit a few years ago, I didn't quite understand the transgender identity. There is still apart of me that still does not understand. Mind you, I don't quite understand homosexuality, but I'm definitely not against it. I wont bore anyone with a "love is colorblind" speech. But I have begun to believe, like homosexuality, that being transgender is not a choice. I wake up everyday, and see a Black face in the mirror. Ignoring race is just not wired in me. And I think most people know being Black anywhere, while I wouldn't choose to be anything else, I don't really have a choice in who others see me, based solely on my race.Going back to my original idea, that as difficult as it is to be homosexual, bisexual, transgender, or whatever the world does not deem as "The Standard", I don't think anyone would CHOOSE to live anymore difficult than they have to.
So years of struggling with the idea of transgender identity(and lots of Law and Order:SVU), while I admit I still don't understand it, I fully embrace the idea of exploring it further, even if I never completely understand it. I think this is fair. Im sure a non Black individual could be interested in the struggle of Blacks(my Danish pen pal is very intrigued ;p ), but her being white, she may never truly understand it 100%.
As I said, with waking up in the morning, I not only see a Black girl, I also see a woman. I love everything about being a woman. If anyone ever forced me to be anything but a woman, I would probably be miserable. I dont think it would be right to force anyone to be anything more or less than what they feel.
With that being said
Let there be equality for all walks of life :)