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

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Some of My Heroes

  • Gandhi
  • Julia Butterfly Hill
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Marshall Rosenberg
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Mary Baker Eddy
  • Sylvia Rivera
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Kristin
  • Bonnie Tinker
  • Lynn Conway

1 comment:

anne said...

Hey girl,

Nice heroes. Here are some of mine:

Tycho Brache
Bernhard Riemann
Grainne O'Malley
Dalai Lama XIV (current one)
Marie Curie
Bobby Fisher
Buzz Aldrin
J.R.R. Tolkien
Lief Erikkson
My Aunt, Dr. Edna Mitchell
Ursula K. LeGuin
John Singer Sargent

(a few others, the list is loonnnng)

I had a dream about you. You kept flunking your math finals and the prof said, "look, Seda, I know you're under a lot of stress with the kids and the job and all, I'll let you take it again tomorrow."

And you replied, "No, no, no, no, no!" in a very girly voice. "You see, I'm a girl and girl's can't do math."


Don't get so dinged about politics, dear, it's all a HUGE mess. But you give a bunch of people money that they didn't earn and, voila! you wonder why they're fooling in spending it? Holy moly!


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