I am thankful for…

  • The fact that I was able to exercise my right to vote, for the first time without a hitch
  • The election of a candidate that could really bring about change in this country
  • The many bloggers who are willing to stand up for things I believe in, and can articulate these causes much better than I ever could
  • Having food on the table and a roof over my head
  • Being able to challenge myself intellectually¬†
  • Family and friends who understand when I disappear for a couple of years without a trace
  • The ridiculous number of technological advances that make my life so much easier
  • The fact that I live in a time where I can be openly gay and not threatened, abused, or killed for it
  • The fact that I live in a country where my human rights are at least marginally secure
  • The opportunities I have to change the world
  • The amazing people who came first
  • You, and you, and you, you and you

About Avory

Avory Faucette is a queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations. Zie also speaks at colleges, universities, and events on transgender and queer issues and conducts trainings on related topics.

Posted on November 28, 2008, in law & politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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