“Death, on the other hand, is the final silence.” – Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals
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Spring seems hushedthis year. I’ve becomejust another they’ve usedto grow silence.They point at us,we who are abandoned,they say, Lookwhat comes from speaking.Better keep quietif you want to live. The thing about rageis its autonomy.It climbs, a separate being,from rib to rib, cracksthe bone to enter my sternum.Even on my best days,I can feel it risingupContinue reading “Another Wave”
Even when you make it illegal for me to talk about being trans. Even when you criminalize or deny me healthcare. Even when you ban me from playing sports. Even when you force me to use the wrong restroom. Even when you push me out of spaces, orgs, and work places. Even when I’m theContinue reading “I’m Still Trans”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” -MLK, Jr., from a 1967 lecture published in The Trumpet of Conscience “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, andContinue reading “Take Your Seats”
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