me: ugh i can’t send it i’m dead
e: … just do it omg
e: nothing—or at least nothing we do—is inherently meaningful
me: haha i did
e: you may just as well cast a pebble into the ocean as—
me: i subsequently messaged someone else SO THERE
e: oh okay cool
e: i should totally put this under my “you should msg me if” hahaha
e: “nothing we do is inherently meaningful, so messaging someone on OkCupid is akin to casting a pebble into the vast ocean. …so do it, if you want.”
one time j and I were waiting for the train and there was a platform ad with a guy saying “apathy is not my problem” and we spent a long time trying to logic it into making sense.
|me:||my phone just autocorrected "josh" to "isfj"|
|me:||i text about myers briggs too much|
I drew a Hangouts doodle of my brother (“Broseph”) and he made versions for the rest of us (“Sising” is me).
I don’t know why our father has a mustache because he actually doesn’t.
I do not have a prescription for successful relationships, and I don’t think anyone should. The goal of most of my work is to remove coercive mechanisms that force people to comply with heteronormative gender and family norms. People often get confused and think that me and other trans activists are trying to erase gender and make everyone be androgynous. In fact, that sounds a little boring to me. What want to see is a world in which people do not have to be criminalized, or cast out of their family, or cut off welfare, or sexually harassed at school, or subjected to involuntary mental health care, or prevented from getting housing because they organize their gender, desire, or family structure in a way that offends a norm. I hope we can build that vision by practicing it in our own queer and activist communities and in our approaches to ourselves. Let’s be gentle with ourselves and each other and fierce as we fight oppression.
Read my intent on Intent.com here!