…the courage to strangle fate and conceive our own destiny
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December 28, 2012 at 1:47 am
Hi I’ve started a Trans-Friendly Feminist group on Facebook.
Please let me know if you’d like to join. I really like what I’ve read of your writing and would be excited and honored if you care to join. If not that’s ok- I just had to reach out and ask you.
ps I am genderqueer.
December 28, 2012 at 10:30 am
Thanks, I’m glad to hear you’ve enjoyed some of my writings here at leftytgirl 🙂 Please feel free to post a link to your fb group, and I will take a look! (alternately, feel free to send it to me at my email contact, email@example.com if that is more comfortable)
March 16, 2013 at 10:07 am
I love your blog! Your writing is insightful, carefully considered and non-reactionary, and I wish you lived in NYC so we could have a weekly, standing coffee date! (C;
I’m also a woman of trans* history (a designation I favor, as I am a woman first, and I feel that my history needn’t define me,) and I occasionally write for Velvet Park (Dyke Culture in Bloom): http://www.velvetparkmedia.com/user/9237/blogs
I’m leaving a comment, because I wanted to say “hi”, and because I’d love to open a door to dialogue.
Also, Susanna, I’d love to be a part of your page on Facebook.
Best to both of you,
March 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Thanks for saying hello, Evie! I’d love to join you for coffee in NYC; actually in theory it is one of my favorite cities on this planet but I hardly ever get to spend time there… well, maybe someday!
Also thanks for sharing your blog at Velvet Park, I had a look around, in particular the post about rethinking “transgender”… actually I guess I have my own somewhat complicated relationship with the word, maybe I’ll write about that someday, but mostly I just prefer to the term “trans” to avoid the endless “transsexual” vs. “transgender” arguments.
March 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm
I’m looking forward to hearing more about that.. I chose the term “woman of trans experience/history” mainly because I believe one ought not be defined simply by one’s past (although, both “experience” AND “history” do in fact speak directly of said past..)
It’s a complex inner argument, but as a writer, I’m obsessed with language and the ways in which it not only explains our identities, but actually comes to shape them.
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