My never-ending list of books to check out is perhaps unsurprisingly (because #TransIsBrilliant) full of ones by trans and gender non-conforming writers. Many of them are included in my ambitious book-buying ventures, seeing as I can't resist buying them when I see them in real life - especially if I get to support an independent/queer/feminist bookstore at the same time. They're just so pretty! Anywho... here is a smidgen of that list, some of which I've actually managed to read a bit. You'll undoubtedly recognize a few names, and I'm hoping hear about some folks you didn't know are out here living out Toni Morrison's quote, "If there's a book you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
For those of you looking to bring some amazing speakers to campus for LGBT History Month in October or Trans Awareness Month in November, this is a pretty good list to work through too.
On Friday, July 22nd, an article in Inside Higher Ed highlighted some of the responses from campus administrators “after a tense summer nationally.” While perhaps some of these responses held nuance and complexity, the theme the article focused on was administrators’ “call for a peaceful start to the academic year.” Maybe as a result of attending one too many* anti-war protests, whenever I hear the word ‘peace’ I have a tendency to ask, but what about justice?
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Blogs I Like
Black Girl Dangerous
Crunk Feminist Collective
Dances with Dissonance
Eric Mata: Words
Son of Baldwin
Trans* Resilience Blog