Don't let your schooling interfere with your education.
~ Pete Seeger

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom…

The other day Sam and Kristin were talking about how difficult some things are, especially when you're a kid. (Sam had been trying to do something just beyond his developmental capabilities.)

K – "You know, Sam, there are always going to be hard things. Some things will become easier as you get older, but then you find new things that are still hard, or harder. Even for me."

S – "Yeah. Like turning off a washing machine – when you're inside it."

So true. Some things are like that. Easy to manage – when we get outside of it.

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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.
~Helen Keller

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
I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands even at the height
of their arc of anger
because we have finally realized there is just one flesh to wound
and it is His - the Christ's, our
Beloved's.
~Hafiz