People of the Trans-community are targeted everyday for being Trans and with that comes trouble. One in two transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives. Some reports estimate that transgender survivors may experience rates of sexual assault up to 66 percent, often coupled with physical assaults or abuse.This indicates that the majority of transgender individuals are living with the aftermath of trauma and the fear of possible repeat victimization.
Translucent—which means to allow light, but not detailed shapes, to pass through. This mental health resource is for trans-students experiencing ptsd from sexual violence. Translucent is a mobile-app for trans-victims of sexual violence where they can find safety. They can anonymously find healing toolkits, support systems, access to hotlines & chats, and ways they can take action against sexual-violence and find their light.
Colors are inspired by the trans flag colors and iconography is kept light and simple, but still caring.
The user logs in or signs up and goes straight to their home-page.
They can assess for PTSD and check their symptoms. The checklist (17 questions) is not a diagnosis, but a way for the user to determine their mental health status after a traumatic event. They can easily use the app in order to find help and tips on how to get better.
The user can use the app's library of resources to find all kinds of help to benefit them being affordable or free. These will link them to other resources. If a user is feeling anxious/panicked enough, these are there for them to help them know they are not alone.
They can seek professional help, support groups or legal assistance. For the LGBTQ+ community, resources like this are hard to come-by, so it is really nice to have them all in one place.
The user can also use the app to relax their mind, body and soul with the mindfulness page. They can look at everyday tips and tricks that include breathing exercises or even activity ideas that will help distract their mind from going down a dark path.
In order for people to feel safe, they need a community. With the breakthrough page, users are anonymously connecting with other trans students who have gone through what they have. Being able to have a support system allows people to be confident and stand up for themselves, especially in a place where finding support can be hard to find due to stigma and backwards thinking.