A transgender woman from London, UK, has launched the world’s first underwear collection for trans kids after seeing the struggles that children have to go through because they’re trapped in their own bodies.
27-year-old designer Carmen Liu has previously hit the headlines after coming up with a luxury lingerie collection for transgender women who haven’t undergone gender reassignment surgery in order to help them hide their genitalia.
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Now, the young businesswoman also launched a line of underwear for trans girls, claiming that the carefully designed pieces will help them feel more like themselves.
“From the beginning, an underwear line for trans kids was one of the first and more important products I wanted to design and launch,” Ms. Liu said in an interview with Metro.co.uk.
“Unfortunately, I never lived my childhood as my true gender and this is something I can never get back. For me, to be able to provide the world’s first underwear line for the rapidly increasing amount of trans kids globally, is my way of helping them avoid losing their childhood as their true gender.
“Not only do I aim to provide trans-specific products for kids, but I will also increase the needed awareness of the ever-increasing problems for trans children and their families.
“I am already doing just this for trans women worldwide and now it’s necessary for me to expand my experience to trans children.”
So far, the underwear for trans girls is available in three variations including striped lilac with strawberries, light blue with dots, and yellow with daisies.
According to Carmen, the underwear is designed specifically “for the needs of trans children.”
“I have designed the kids underwear line with cotton and mesh fabrics, the designs differ from current kids underwear available on the market as they allow for greater hold and support for the lower body parts and are designed specifically for the needs of trans children,” she added.
“This will help with the symptoms transgender children can experience from gender dysphoria and avoid any public embarrassment they can feel. The design does differ from my trans women’s line, where full tucking is needed, this is because it is not safe for children at a young age to be tucking fully.
“I know there are a lot of people who are yet to understand why trans-specific products are necessary, I know that some of this is due to lack of information.
“One thing I always say to first help people is that trans girls and women have an additional body part that needs concealing. Cis-lingerie/underwear does not solve our issues, lingerie/underwear is a basic human need which our community does not have access to.”
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