This time of year is filled with Earth Day, birthdays and rebirth days not to mention Tina’s and my anniversary.
It is a time of reflection as well as celebration.
Yesterday we went to the Earth Day event here in Dallas.
Tonight we are going out to dinner.
Life seems like Joni Mitchell’s song.
Yesterday at the Earth Day event I share the name of my blog with one of the groups. womenborntranssexual.com, yet much of the news stories I suggest people check out aren’t specifically about trans-issues. This is because our lives are also affected by so many issues beyond trans-specific issues.
Both Tina and I are long post-transsexual, a pair of old women dealing with the aches and pains of being an aging same sex couple whose marriage isn’t recognized as official.
If I am asked what defines me, I say I write, have a blog, take photographs and document the world as I see it. Hopefully I am sometimes able to entertain and inform, make others aware of matters I see as important issues.
Over the years I’ve returned to doing things I think are important. I’ve rediscovered how good it feels to have a camera in my hand.
Tina and I are trying to start a small e-Bay business to supplement or Social Security.
Last year we went to a Code Pink Benefit an Atheist Women’s gathering, who knows what sort of events we might go to this year.
We might even join the protests at the opening of Chimpy’s Library this week.
One thing though we don’t really feel like we are transsexual anymore. When we look at people who are in transition we can feel empathy because we went through the same process.
We understand the discrimination and all the other issues but no longer feel as though we belong.
It isn’t even really a matter of SRS, although SRS really helps people get there. Monica Helms sent out a notice of how she was changing the direction of her blog and focusing more on her life than trans-activism.
I look at many other sisters and brothers and see how they too have lives beyond being TS/TG.
So this blog will continue to be about many things as well as transsexual and transgender.
Yesterday was 4/20 and a reminder we still jail people for smoking pot. Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol and it hasn’t worked for drugs.
Activism is important but so too is simply living.
It has been a good Earth Day weekend for me.
Remember. Stand up for what you stand on.
No rest in defense of Mother Earth.