I believe in fiction and the power of stories because that way we speak in tongues. We are not silenced. All of us, when in deep trauma, find we hesitate, we stammer; there are long pauses in our speech. The thing is stuck. We get our language back through the language of others. We can turn to the poem. We can open the book. Somebody has been there for us and deep-dived the words.
Ally Tip: Don’t describe sex vs. gender. Describe assigned gender vs. gender identity.
There’s no cure for love."
“Who are you in love with?” said Jack
“No one. She doesn’t exist.”
“It’s the most unhygienic thing you can do” said Jack
“It can’t be. What about people who work in sewers?”
“They wear protective clothing. People in love hardly ever wear clothes- look at the magazines.
—Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry (129)
Holy shit where does this come from?
[Black and white picture of Black Transwomen protesting, carrying signs that say “Money for hormones, not war!”, “We also have rights!”, and “Trans Rights Now!”]
The International Action Center (IAC) is an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-war organization founded in 1992. This photo was likely taken during one of their ‘Trans Day of Action’. The background resembles Union Square so I’m assuming this is in NYC.
I backtraced the image but had no luck finding the source.