The greatest heroes of the transgender community (and any community for that matter) are not the celebrities nor even the major community voices, but those within our community that stand up and fight everyday against privilege and hate, will not relent until equity is achieved for all peoples who need it and till we are recognized as human beings and treated as such. We are a community because we are all a team and we can all make a difference in this world. I will not be the one to alone change the world, nor can anyone person do so or expect others to change the world for them. What makes those who are well known powerful is the presence of their voice and ability to reach and move others.
We all make a a difference in some small way, and influence others to do the same. You do not need to be famous or even out on the front lines to make a difference and make change happen. There are so many ways to better the world, and it can be as simple as sharing your experiences and story with another and opening there eyes to who you are as a person. Every person has different means and skills that they can use, and different needs, weaknesses and lives to live. What should be important with activism is not how much time or money you can put in, nor the personal sacrifice or specific issue being tackled so much as it is the coming together and the supporting of those within our community who need it and advocates who help to express that need.