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I am not crazy; I am simply black, and queer, and butch, and transcultural, and therefore alone.
Here are ten likely scenarios.
“I’ve figured out is that it’s not so much how I present it’s what I do. And I finally learned how to casually flirt with people with an eyebrow raise or a smile or a wink, which elicits this response of “I see you and I wink back.””
“As a woman of color who does not fit into Western Eurocentric standards of what is conventionally attractive, every day I step out and love myself is an act of resistance.”
So, let’s revisit what’s about to happen because the drunk old men running the US Congress won’t budge on sluts.
I ran away from home to stop being an outsider. It took an outsider to find home again.
“When you like someone and want to be with them, all you wanna do is see their face all the time. Coincidentally, seeing someone’s face all the time is exactly how to kill a relationship softly.”
“We know something now that we didn’t always know before: we are not alone.”
“Social equality for all people, regardless of size, must become a goal of the queer movement.”
“Apologies to the chica who had to endure a reenactment of my favorite scene from Glitter.”
How Sony’s PS4 is bringing me back to my gaming roots.
“Between her bass playing, her come-to-me smoky voice, her gender-bending outfits, and (at the time) bald head, I swoonily followed her through her musical universe as she had some shooting-star hits.”
As predictable as the seasons themselves, it’s the start of the Annual Dyke Moving Season! Hoooraaaay!
“As we held onto each other in that sea of people, he just kept looking at me and saying, “You’re going to get married, mama. You’re going to get married.””
Muffins are super great for commuter folk: once you make them, you can toss em in the freezer and say good riddance until you want them again at some point in the future.
“I am an adoptee,” I explained through my tears. “I need to find my parents. I have waited all my life for this moment. I’m supposed to leave tomorrow, but I can’t go without knowing my family is fine. Please help me!”
“To claim that there is no systemic inequality keeping women and minorities out of those jobs is to claim that men are just naturally better.”
“If you do feel the need to ask if someone is transgender or not, first ask yourself why. Why is it your business? Why do you need to know? And will it change anything you think about this person?”
“While I fully embrace the clothing-optional atmosphere of our body-positive home, I don’t want to shimmy down the hall with my ass hanging out in an emergency dash for TP.”