For once my mind is moving fast but not because of mania. Not because of lack of sleep but because of reality. A dream being realised and all the emotions that come with that. All hitting at once and I know that it will only grow as each day moves closer to that goal.
I need to step back and reflect. To pause before my brain runs off. A secret of good news that I can only tell a few people even though it is bursting at the seams of my very body. Radiating out.
November 20th marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. It’s a day when we pause and remember those who are no longer with us simply because they were themselves.
I get so angry and frustrated that it’s 2010 and hate crimes are still being committed and people are still dying because of their gender. There is no way you could ever justify such hate, and it is my firm belief that it simply should not happen- not now, not ever.
I will always maintain that there is nothing- nothing- more special and worthy of celebration than being true to yourself. Our bodies and our brains have so much more to offer than a simple binary can ever do justice, and no trans or gender-queer person should feel that their life is in danger simply because they are expressing and defining themselves with their terms, and not the ones foisted upon them.
To every trans-person on the planet: I love and support all of you, and I hope you never have to hurt and never have to fear. I hope that in the future we can look on this day as a way to remember the archaic, misplaced hate of the past, while enjoying a present where people no longer have to worry that their safety will be put in jeopardy simply because of how they define themselves.
Until then, please take a moment to stop and think about those we have lost, and to remember that we are still alive. We are still here. And together, we are going to change the world.
To learn more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance and to find vigils in your area, please visit TransgenderDOR.org
Reblogging because there’s no way I could say it better. Nobody should be afraid to be who they are.