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

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Not a good blog week...

Trip to Portland Monday to visit my doctor ate that morning. Working late to make up for the lost time ever since. Tomorrow have to be at work early to prepare a presentation for a meeting at 8:05. Then I have to track down some humor for the Toastmasters meeting at noon.

I don't feel funny, I just feel tired.

Some weeks are like that.

3 comments:

ajandmac said...

Holy nuh-uh!

you live near Portland? Portland, Oregon?

I'm job-searching in Portland Seda! Iowa just can't supply in the Graphic Design industry...

ajandmac said...

ps- have you thought about including a "movie" list at the end after the "reading" list? or are there not so many good movies?

Oprah did a thing today on Intersexuals, which is so not the same as you at all, but I sort of like that she's OUT THERE talking and asking questions about sexuality, and in-turn, causing America to ask more questions and not see gender or sexuality as so black & white...

Seda said...

Hey, ashes!
Good luck searching out Portland. If you move there, let me know - we can hook up.

I haven't found much time for movies, but have viewed a few, and blogged on them some time ago - http://silknvoice.blogspot.com/2008/04/some-trans-movies-are-better-than.html. That one still gets lots of hits from people googling porno.

Good for Oprah! Intersex is different, but it's related/similar, too. Intersexed people don't fit into the gender binary any better than I do, it's just that their bodies keep them out of it, not their brains (or both, I suppose). Our issues are different but related. They often want to keep doctors from assigning them a sex at birth through surgery (typically feminizing them against their will), I want to make it possible for those of us who do want that surgery to get it. Ironic, huh? Unless they're AIS or something, and that's different, too, but still related.

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