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

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Best Things about Being a Woman

  1. Girlfriends. I'm finally able to relate to people in the way I want and that feels right, and the number and intimacy of my friendships is exploding as a consequence.
  2. Clothes. I get to wear what I want to wear. Yay!
  3. Peace. I no longer feel like I'm two people at war with each other.
  4. Sleep. No more of those awful, violent nightmares!
  5. Breasts. Oh, my god, yes! Breasts!
  6. Talking in the restroom – and they're usually clean, too!
  7. Integrity. Being myself, and being true to myself. So nice…
  8. Finally being able to cry.
  9. Female pronouns.
  10. Girlfriends.

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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