International Transgender Day of Visibility 2021

Today is a day of celebration in the transgender community—International Transgender Day of Visibility. I grew up in a small, rural town and I had no idea what transgender was until I was well into my teens. I didn’t know any transgender people and our only representation in media was on television shows like the Jerry Springer Show or movies like Ace Ventura Pet Detective where we were made fun of, especially Black trans women and other transgender women of color. Visibility in those days came at the expense of ourselves, we were the butt of the joke, we were … Continue reading International Transgender Day of Visibility 2021

Welcome to MoCo Local

All politics is local. — Former U.S. Rep. Tip O’Neill. MoCo is at an important step in its existence and I’m excited to be a part of it. There are so many issues that need to be addressed and one of the ways that I process information is by talking it over with other folks, particularly people that have a greater understanding of what’s going on. I am not an expert on local politics, but I’ll talk to folks who are so that I (and hopefully you) can get a better understanding of what’s going on and how that impacts … Continue reading Welcome to MoCo Local