Thursday, October 29, 2020
I have two polling places near my home and the lines of folks waiting to cast their votes are something I haven't seen in years. This is a critical election and people are making their votes count.
There have been a few glitches in the process but overall it has been good. With COVID affecting everything this way of voting is virgin territory for many. I cast my vote the other day.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Like many teens, I struggled with my body and looks, but my despair was amplified by the expectations of cisnormativity and the gender binary as well as the impossibly high beauty standards that I, and my female peers, measured myself against.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Friday, October 09, 2020
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Monday, October 05, 2020
Recently a friend of mine revealed that she is bisexual. I was surprised because I assumed (never assume) that she was straight. She shared that she never felt anything though she had inklings in the past. This is similar to my experience in that I never knew that I was trans. I never put on a woman's article as a child nor did I have that desire. Then she told me that I was an influence on her because I lived my reality openly. It allowed her to live an authentic life.
Some folks may believe that their lives aren't important or don't matter. You may be influencing someone and may not know it. Another person may be on the cusp of living authentically because you are actually doing it. I'm thankful for young people who are challenging gender norms and living as themselves.
I am so happy for my friend. I want to meet with her and let her share her story. All of our journeys are different but unique. One never knows who may be watching. Perhaps you may have pulled someone over that last hurdle to authentic living.