Monthly Archives: November 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sharing the wise words of my friend Mia D’Avanza, because I couldn’t say it better myself (and I thank her): Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which “was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred … Continue reading

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Almost 50 years old, but as relevant today as it ever has been

No seriously, this video project for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is AMAZING. The extensive planning and immaculate execution of this interactive, multi-channel effort befits its legendary subject, which is saying a lot. I love that there is some … Continue reading

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Perpetual poverty motion machines

In recent weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time conscientiously seeking out the POVs of marginalized people, individuals and groups… really trying to hear and see beyond my self. Ruminating on and discussing concepts of privilege, awareness, gratitude, identity, security, … Continue reading

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Gender is a social construct — everywhere

Today I learned (again, some more) that “gender is a social construct”!! Bangladesh has now recognized Hijras as a third gender, neither male nor female, as they self-identify. (I tried to verify this news to the best of my ability, … Continue reading

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Who do YOU want to be?

This kind of inspiration is better than a cup of coffee. Here’s what I really love about this little clip about Kathrine Switzer, the 1st woman to run the Boston Marathon: It’s a 3-minute distillation of the process of social … Continue reading

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