being trans is an adventure in the sense that you gain skills you never knew you had and you change yourself to be more powerful than you’ve ever been and you forge unbreakable friendships along the way through the fires of common experience and love, and also it’s an adventure in the sense that random people are encouraged to attack you with little to no justification
White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”
I will never understand why.
Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.
Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.
Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.
If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.
This is one of the most important things I’ve ever seen. This is so true beyond compare and it utterly pisses me off when people of my race say things like this because we do have it easier than other races. Other races have these degrading stereotypes that are just downright rude and disrespectful, to things they can’t help like they’re voice, they’re lifestyle, the shape of their eyes, or the way they talk. Instead the “stereotypes” for a white person is more narrowed down to a white girl as in “They all like starbucks!” That’s in no way offensive or degrading and in no way would enjoying starbucks prevent you from getting a job, getting hate, etc… It’s simply deteriorating to know how ignorant people can be, and not only that but oblivious to the circumstances that we are surrounded with.
I’ve been super busy with work and doing “adult-things”. I found an apartment, so that’s exciting, and I love my job. I teach a group of 12 youth about food sovereignty, food justice, and organic gardening/farming. It’s amazing, I love my youth, I came out to them this past Thursday, it went great. I love my job and things are going well thus far. I still have phases of sadness, but I know that I have support and it feels good. :)
Also, T update…
I’ve realized that my patience has gone down somewhat as well as my veins are showing more and my ‘mustache’ is getting darker. haha