It was yesterday. I was so busy and frantic it hardly crossed my mind. I'd thought about it for weeks before and today woke up with it on my mind. But like the lives of those we remember it often is washed away in the day to day of living in a complicated busy world.
Today I want to give thanks for all the trans people in my life. I want to share some names: Lane, Abigail, Eta, Cameron, Lauryn, Kate, Iain, Katheryn, Sarah, Denise, Chris, Laurie... you have all enriched my life in ways I cannot express. I love you for teaching me, loving me, letting me in.
Lauryn Farris has very recently entered my life. She made a big impression on me. We share a love of photography. She has a smile that can light up a village. She's tireless and bright and energetic and generally wonderful. Today I found her very first blog posted on another blog called Jaysays. I'm putting a link to it here. Click on it and read her remarks. And bookmark Jaysays for the future because she'll be writing more there. Let us remember that even when we win some battles like the hate crimes legislation recently signed, there will always be someone who is "other" and is ostracized. Let's remember our trans family and use whatever privilege we have to stand for them. They are the boundary crossing heros of our time.
Read Lauryn's blog here: www.jaysays.com