I have always longed to love you. I remember our first encounter like it was yesterday…your big, strong arms of protection shielded me from the darkness and the shadows of memory, and you shattered my heart with gladness and song.
Some argue that Peter Liang is being treated differently from his white colleagues. Is his indictment unfair?
My life is beautiful. I am thankful for my transgender history. I am thankful for this life that I am currently living.
My goal was simple. Stop working and/or worrying about working every second of every day and allow my body, mind, and soul to rest and rejuvenate. I put together a plan based on my best interpretation of a 4,000 year old tradition and the latest in neuro-science. But over the last 3 years of my own misadventures in trying not work on the Sabbath, I have realized that trying to not work for 24 hours, is actually kind of a lot of work.
As someone who continues to rise above social, personal and perceived obstacles in a world that didn’t intend on someone like me wanting or needing to thrive, throughout my life I’ve been blessed with teachers, church leaders, and friends who look at the world through lenses of opportunity and approach every transactional partnership as a deposit into the bank of universal compassion and human sustainability.
What can we be doing – administrators, teachers, staff, parents, community – to see that pain and address it; to become peacemakers, before anyone else feels any more threatened.