Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Transgender Day Of Remembrance

I wish I could avoid this day,
I wish I could avoid its meaning,
I wish I could avoid the reality,
I wish I could avoid the necessity,

But I can't.

Can't stop remembering why,
Can't stop remembering how,
Can't stop remembering who.

     We choose life, optimism, that things will be better when we live authentically, when we stop lying and truly reveal who we are.
     We just want the same dignity and respect that is denied us while being granted without question to others.
     We remember the dead today to remember our task to fight the ignorance, fear and hatred.

We dedicate our work to those who were lost,
     We celebrate the living and those of us to come.

1 comment:

  1. It's a rough time. Always hits me hard.

    This year, I took part in presenting two trans awareness events and the TDOR remembrance.