Thursday, May 11, 2017

Vigil for Another Fallen Trans Woman

I will be attending a vigil tomorrow night for a trans woman who died on May 4th. She was attacked on the night of April 25th and suffered head injuries. She died of those injuries.

The woman was misgendered by the media using the wrong pronouns. She was a person of color, fifty nine years old and homeless.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Death, Coming Out, and Closure

Much has happened in my life thus the reason why I haven't posted in a while. My sister passed two weeks ago so the family is cleaning out her apartment. She was cremated. Been sad and am tired but life will return to normal in a few days.

I came out to my brother and nephew. It's the second time that did this much sooner than I wanted to but it is what it is. It turned out good. The theater group I'm involved with will perform next Saturday (May 13th) before trans and gender non conforming people. The following Friday will be a performance before the public.


Saturday, April 08, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.


~Patricia Hill Collins

Friday, March 31, 2017

Transgender Visibility






Today is International Transgender Day Of Visibility. Be out! Be proud of who you are!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Very Active

I haven't posted as much because of my schedule and some family issues. I will get back to it when my laptop is repaired. Should be in another week. I am using my tablet right now.

I have writing, performing, and creating stories. Been looking for protests to attend and work on a couple of issues important to me. Gentrification is a huge concern in my neighborhood, so REAL affordable housing is a must. I plan on attending the Trans Health Conference which will be in September this year. I believe that there are a couple of protests in Washington, D.C. that are coming up. I'll need to check up on that.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Babson Division III Basketball Champions







A hearty congratulations to the Babson College Beavers on winning the Division III men's basketball title with a 79-78 victory over the Vikings of Augustana (Ill.) Vikings.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

Make someone else's day a little brighter.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snowy And Cold

It's been snowy and cold here in New York. Temperatures have been in the twenties with the wind chill in the single digits. Listen everyone, it's March and the weather can be quite turbulent. Had some freezing rain which makes the roads very treacherous. Drive safely!

March Madness Is Here!

It's tournament time in college basketball. I follow all divisions (one, two, three, NAIA) , men and women. I'm a big fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels. I'm still working on my brackets (Division I) so I will let you know my picks by Thursday.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.




~Sandra Day O'Connor 

Monday, March 06, 2017

Dearth Of Topics

Affordable housing and immigration are big topics here in my neighborhood. I'm sure there are topics that are unique to each person or neighborhood. I'm pleased to see that people have been motivated to action. I've already been to three protest and more are planned. 

With the wave of executive orders being signed and lawmakers scrambling to get their bills passed, it's imperative to be informed and on top of the issues. I'm confident that we, the people, will make an impact.  


Genevieve's Gems

This is America. Anyone is free to protest about anything they want.


~Nikki Haley

Friday, February 24, 2017

Geneiveve's Gems

Most activism is brought about by us ordinary people.


~Patricia Hill Collins

Friday, February 17, 2017

Immigrants Rally At Washington Square Park-February 11th










Here are some photos of the rally for immigrants last Saturday at Washington Square Park. About 500-700 people took part.

Genevieve's Gems

Protest must be followed up by sustained action.


~Genevieve

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.


~Abraham Lincoln

Monday, January 23, 2017

Women's March

This past Saturday I marched in the Million Women's March here in New York City. I arrived at Grand Central around 12:30 and the street was already packed. I was able to jump in and march. Behind me and ahead of me there people as far as my eyes could see.  

There were women of all ages, families, men, even pets. I haven't seen a march this big since 68? Crowd estimate was around 400,000. I met up with a friend later and we marched together. We talked about the need to sustain the pressure on those in power. Local and state issues are just as important. There were marches all over the world. I read about a small town of 200 in the Midwest and 66 people marched. WOW! People are letting this administration know that we are not sitting still and staying silent.




    

Monday, January 16, 2017

Civil Disobedience

I was a nineteen year old college student when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. That was one of the most tumultuous years in America's history. Looking back now MLK's assassination opened my eyes as to how the power structure will resort to anything to stay in power.

As the country prepares for a new administration in Washington, it is time for us to carry on the tradition and activism of Dr. King by civil disobedience. I'm going to the Women's March On NYC this Saturday here in New York City. So far at least 10,000 people will be there (I figure that there will be more). A similar event will be held in Washington, D.C.  I will be more involved with social justice in regard to affordable housing. Justice for LGBTQ people is also something on my agenda. 

Protests are fine but it needs to be followed up with sustained pressure and a plan of action to correct the conditions that are ailing the communities. Here in my district a few of my so-called representatives are up for reelection this year and I have taken note on what they have and have not done. I'm fed up with officials won't do nothing for the people they allegedly represent. 
 I believe it's high time for all of us to defy the fascism, sexism, xenophobia, trans phobia and misogyny that has encroached on our freedoms. We the people need to show by our actions that we're not going to take this any longer.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Congratulations Clemson Tigers!

A hearty shoutout to FBS National Football Champion Clemson Tigers as they defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in a rematch of last year's championship game.






Book Review



I finished reading this book over a week ago. It is the story of young man who transitions to a woman. The book didn't mention this until the end. For Today....was an easy read for me for a novel. Sometimes novels bog down with reminiscing and backtracking that may lose the reader. The book backtracked but I never felt lost or bogged down by a lot of useless detail.

The Huang family seemed to be a normal family. By the end of the book they are as dysfunctional as I've ever seen a family. Peter is the boy would believes that he is a girl. When he moves away from home he has the opportunity to dress as a woman but doesn't readily take advantage of it. Kim Fu, the author, seems to take a vast knowledge about trans issues even though she's a ciswoman. 

I would rate this book a seven. It was an easy read. I followed this strange journey and saw how muddled journeys can be. I always say that each person's journey is uniquely their own. For Today.... didn't disappoint there. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.


~Jack Layton, Canadian Politician (1950-2011)

Monday, January 09, 2017

James Madison Royal Dukes Champs



Congratulations to the 2016-17 Football Championship Series Champions.

James Madison- 28

Youngstown State- 14

Friday, January 06, 2017

Genevieve's Gems

Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don't be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but Christ and His will first in everything you do.


~Billy Graham

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Organizing

A Happy New Year to all. It is an understatement that 2017 will be challenging. I keep stating that people will need to organize and work on the issues that are relevant. There will be the need to do things different. This isn't 1960 or 1970 or 1980 anymore. This is a new ballgame.