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tran stuff; sui mention 

โ€œok, patience, you old boomer lmao, why are you still talking about thisโ€

iโ€™m talking about this cos i know most folks werenโ€™t pre-hardened (i guess โ€œannealedโ€ may be a better word here) early on & brutally in the ways i was during the โ€™80s

being hardened like that is another form of structural violence which folks today treat as if was a โ€œlong, long ago, before historyโ€ thing

it wasnโ€™t.

this came up in in a chat a couple of weeks back when me & two other hens who hatched in the early โ€™90s got a chance to see each other face-to-face (ok, by video) to lament how many folks weโ€™ve known in which we were the โ€œsurvived byโ€ & how few living peers/hens remain

one of us had just lost a hatchling-daughter just two weeks before & she was still in heavy grief,

her grief has cut esp. hard cos sheโ€™d been optimistic that her daughter wouldnโ€™t have to know some of the shit we fought to keep from happening ever again,

but itโ€™s still happening

she also wrote about it:
medium.com/@dirtycitybird/rest

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i cant find my last poast about it, so iโ€™ll re-post:

if you have a dead mac laptop that just sits in a closet or box somewhere, send it over my way so i can tinker with it and, if itโ€™s truly le dead, can be used as a donor for other computers

and if youโ€™re in, like, the GO Transit area, and you have a bigger Mac thatโ€™s dead and wanna donate it to a trans woman who likes to take apart and fix computers, find me and send over a post (before getting the OK to dm me)

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#intros, Sept 2020 


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[iโ€™m/weโ€™re]
โ€“ 91yo trans af old hen, hatched in โ€™91
โ€“ Melungeon & white-coded
โ€“ living w/ semi-healed cPTSD & anti-D-managed clinical depression of >35yrs)
โ€“ undocโ€™d immigrant in a settler state
โ€“ child-survivor of *clinical* trans conversion therapy in the โ€™80s
โ€“ named plaintiff in MN Sup. Ct ruling that was first anywhere to confront trans folkโ€™s access to washrooms (I lost, sry!)
โ€“ ND, on spectrum
โ€“ came up w/ stuff like โ€œdeadnameโ€, โ€œvoicingโ€, โ€œfirst/second pubertyโ€ & other shit maybe
โ€“ mum to Frida, My Amazing Calico
โ€“do floral wifery on brownfields

AND
โ€“ music archivist & DJ
โ€“ film photog (DSLRs: too much ๐Ÿ’ฒ)
โ€“ retired bike msgnr, graphic artist & web designer
โ€“ committed to destroying whiteness
โ€“ communist (anarchism: ๐Ÿ†—)
โ€“ urbanist trained by uni & Black womanism
โ€“ ardent abt public spacing accessibility/equity, taking back neoliberally-privatized/stolen zones, decolonization & guerrilla removal of hostile architectures
โ€“ learning the Talmud, not yet Jewish

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๐Ÿ“Œ pinning this just to be clear:

if you're a mufo reading this and you're seeing yourself needing to flee from the U.S. for whatever reason, there is always room for you in my home, so long as i have a home, even if things are tight

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repeating stuff iโ€™ve posted before, but as a single-post longread, on racismโ€ฆ namely, my own 

a reminder how, despite being Melungeon, i was born into whiteness & had bestowed upon me a conditional whiteness (irrespective how my surname was โ€œimportedโ€ from Angola in 1619),

iโ€™ve benefited substantially & substantively from being placed as white in most of the spaces iโ€™ve navigated โ€” even as there are other evident structural barriers i deal w/ as a neurodivergent queer trans woman w/o status in a settler-colonial nation where i live

it also makes me, in that original sin of the U.S., where i was born & raised, ipso facto a racist,

my own racism, inculcated upon me from an early age, is a thing iโ€™ve been trying to demolish & also to thwart in my peers, pretty much every day for much of the last 30 or so years when i had the privilege (due to my whiteness) to choose to start thinking about & challenging those structures,

iโ€™ll be working to dismantle this for the rest of my life, and i know iโ€™ll never get there

finallyโ€ฆ a quality Trans Day of Cis-gaze Visibility thread by someone else (on birdhellsite, from my old pal @dirtycitybird) i can actually get behind on the window-dressing farce which is now this shallow day

twitter.com/dirtycitybird/stat

an international trans day, if one were to exist, would be poggers,

but truth told, i canโ€™t wait until thereโ€™s an International Trans Month so that cis people can spend that entire month complaining how they donโ€˜t get one month (because they only get twelve)

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is bigfoot/sasquatch an extant, but unverified hominoid/primate species

an international trans day, if one were to exist, would be poggers,

but truth told, i canโ€™t wait until thereโ€™s an International Trans Month so that cis people can spend that entire month complaining how they donโ€˜t get one month (because they only get twelve)

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totally ok with seeing folks (who almost never interact) to go and unfollow/block away after disapproving of me boosting my past takes on the topic of this complete bullshit day (started by a total cracker because she didnโ€™t like the โ€œnegativityโ€ of another bullshit day started also by a honky)

@TrannyOakley nothing just yet, but a couple of years back on birdsite i half-heartedly floated a day tied to a temporal proximity to key dates which have shaped trans and queer history, tentatively an International Trans Day,

namely,

the Deweyโ€™s counter sit-in of 24โ€“25 April 1965;

the nazi book burning at Institut fรผr Sexualwissenschaft on 10 May 1933;

May Day,

and a couple of other proximal events, with the 3rd more or less being right in the middle of all them

these days, however, Trans Day of Action has deeper roots in NYC, Black and Latine-led, pro-sex worker, and is more direct and less likely to get pinkwashed all to hell

@TwoVealCutlets@radical.town i know not of a trans day of silence

trans day of action in june matters to me, and iโ€™ve casually thrown out there that may 3rd could be international trans day, full-stop, given its temporally proximal placement between several key and pivotal events in trans history (including the Deweyโ€™s sit-in and the burning of books at Institut fรผr Sexualwissenschaft, and also being near to a labour-rights day)

but again, something like that would need to come from folks who arenโ€™t wyt and thinking, โ€œhey wouldnโ€™t it be great if i did thisโ€

@wolfie @ak what iโ€™m saying, as someone whoโ€™s been around tran stuff for almost thirty years, is march 31st is no equivalent at all

six years ago, i went into detail why trans day of visibility is not really anything to be holding on par with substantive, but still localized movements like (Black- and Latine-led) Trans Day of Action

patiencenewbury.tumblr.com/pos

re-iterating: there is no trans counterpart for either IWD (today), International Non-Binary Day (July 14th), or International Menโ€™s Day (Nov 19th)

remember:

international non-binary day is july 14th

international womenโ€™s day is march 8th

international trans dayโ€ฆ doesnโ€™t exist (yet)

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off-hand reminder how there is a non-binary day (today, hurrah!), a womenโ€™s day (Mar 8th), and a menโ€™s day, (Nov 19th),

and there still isnโ€™t a trans day

(no my sweaties, it ainโ€™t Mar 31st, May 17th, or Nov 20th, but try again!)

reminder:

there is no trans counterpart for either IWD (today), International Non-Binary Day (July 14th), or International Menโ€™s Day (Nov 19th)

meta: international days 

reminder:

international womenโ€™s day is march 8th
international non-binary day is july 14th
international menโ€™s day is november 19th

there is no international trans day,

but

if there were,

it could be may 3rd, if we wanted it

@healyn, please verify that iโ€™m looking at virtual siblings hereโ€ฆ or maybe matt before and a portrayal of him right after his political career is over

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