There comes a time when you have to teach your little sorceresses just how bad things can get–
It’s a slow going morning, that’s for sure. Last night I went out to our local Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is one of those unofficial holidays that have popped up over the decades. The TDR is meant to shed light upon those transpeople who were murdered during the past year, and those who killed themselves because there wasn’t a light at the end of the tunnel–and if you’ve followed the blog, you know I’ve had a few of those moments myself.
The event sees the names of the known dead read off, and this year, my first, I read the second of twenty-five names. It’s not meant to be a happy moment; it’s meant as a reminder that just by being who I am my chances of being murdered increase by about fifty percent over the odd of ciswomen, and those odd literally double for transwomen of color. Which is why when someone…
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