As a person with depression, I find the burden of compulsory happiness too much to bear. I know when I hoist that weight to my shoulders, I am carrying the weight of cis expectations instead of caring for myself and my delicate heart. If I am going to survive, I need to center my own needs and the needs of the most vulnerable members of my trans community. That means that I need to feel what I feel, including anger. Many people treat anger as dangerous, but when we remember Sylvia Rivera, we learn that anger can powerful.
If we knew trans history, we would know that our anger is powerful.