I’m not reading a whole hell of a lot beyond my student’s essays and the readings I’ve assigned these days, but these two pieces really touched me and need to be shared!
from Lane at The Traveling Circus, “Making the Political Personal: I Love This Man”
When the judge asked me ‘What is the reason for this name change?’ I said ‘….Feminism?’ She smiled and said ‘So noted.’
When the judge asked Dave ‘What is the reason for this name change?’ he said ‘Because I love my wife.’
from Carolyn Hax at The Washington Post, an amazingly non-crappy advice column response to the question ‘My granddaughter acts like a boy: what should we do?’ [I paraphrase ... the actual question is rather long]
shut up and love her as is — and let her shop in whatever department she pleases, without hand-wringing or eyebrow-raising or “What about this cute dress . . . ?”
p.s.: Thanks for all the kind words and ideas in response to my last post (about my current struggles with panic attacks or whatever these shitty crapball mornings are). I’m continuing to try to take care of myself and get better. I had good days mixed with bad days this week, instead of all bad days like last week, which is something, right? And I appreciate the support, very much indeed.