Yesterday was a good day. I wrote in the morning, had a great breakfast of homemade waffles and bacon, and played with the boys for awhile. Then I biked off to campus, where I had coffee with a friend and enjoyed a long afternoon practicing ‘body theatre’ and rehearsing for the Vagina Monologues. Kristin said she loved Sunday evenings, because I come home from practice relaxed and talkative.
Well, how could I not? Working with this cast of women inspires me and fulfills me in a way that was impossible before. I am finally living in women’s space! It’s fun, it’s exciting, and they get my pronouns right.
To top it all off, the Giants won the Super Bowl! It was a good game, a close one, and I had little hope my cousins’ hometown team would pull it off, but they did.
Missing that was the only disappointment of the day, but what does that matter? I was where I belong.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
Reading List for Information about Transpeople
- Becoming a Visible Man, by Jamison Green
- Conundrum, by Jan Morris
- Gender Outlaw, by Kate Bornstein
- My Husband Betty, by Helen Boyd
- Right Side Out, by Annah Moore
- She's Not There, by Jennifer Boylan
- The Riddle of Gender, by Deborah Rudacille
- Trans Liberation, by Leslie Feinberg
- Transgender Emergence, by Arlene Istar Lev
- Transgender Warriors, by Leslie Feinberg
- Transition and Beyond, by Reid Vanderburgh
- True Selves, by Mildred Brown
- What Becomes You, by Aaron Link Raz and Hilda Raz
- Whipping Girl, by Julia Serano