Trans communities and online harms

Rachel Saunders
5 min readFeb 20, 2024
Photo by Tracy Le Blanc: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-holding-iphone-showing-social-networks-folder-607812/

This is not an old woman shakes fist at clouds rage piece, but every time I want to talk about the possible harms of social media it starts to feel like it. No matter what angle you seek to take on social media and anyone engaging with it, the basic fact remains that the applications we use are designed to maximise engagement, keep you scrolling, and ensure you are using their app and no other. What is telling in the debates…

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