Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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Ray, thank you for allowing us to post the link to your story https://medium.com/@rayngoldberg/the-three-stories-where-i-have-to-deadname-myself-644985dc26eb
You are an amazing individual that I am proud to call friend, and almost MISPACHA (family.) As we approach 2020 many changes in our world/society are evolving and if we are lucky we can journey in life that makes us feel whole. Too many of us have traveled down many paths taking right turns when we felt the urge to turn left, or going straight when we saw something on the horizon to our right. It takes courage to climb a mountain but when we do and we reach the APEX we can agreed that the sight is beautiful.
I hope your beautiful story will enlighten and encourage others to live life and dance as if no one is watching!
I am truly deeply mortified & horrified that people – okay, women – women still have the audacity to drag Hillary through the mud. It’s offensive and ugly and it cuts deep. Every single woman whose shoulders we stand on, whose hands we hold, deserve our deepest love and thanks and appreciation, every single woman who put her self out there so other women would have it easier, every single woman who fought like a motherfucker (you knew that was coming – I’ll squeeze in motherfucker every chance I can get!) so women everywhere would be treated better, kinder, with more dignity and respect. I am sick of women acting as if the women who came before them were just there pushing paper around or dusting shelves. Every single woman in a position of power is there because other women fought for her to be there. We are here because women stood up for our lives, we are here because women pushed their way in and made a ruckus, were are here because women said: here, take my hand, I’ll lead you, I won’t let you go. We are here because women believe that championing other women will raise the proverbial roof. We are here because of women like Hillary Clinton and Bella Abzug and Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm and Julie Dash and Toni Morrison and Carole King and Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner and Maya Angelou and Oprah and the many brave mighty broads who stood up for humanity and dignity and justice and equal rights. We are here because women refused to go to the end of the line or the back of the bus or stay at home and bake cookies – barefoot and pregnant. We are here because women decided it was time to show up and glow up and take their seat at the table and it is high fucking time we applaud those women and honor those women and stop acting as if it’s so fucking easy to smash a glass ceiling or two or three because hot flash: it isn’t. It takes guts and grit and determination.
We are here because we stand on the shoulders of greatness: warriors and goddesses and SHEroes and badasses.
So here’s to all of them: the fierce as all fuck women who fought for us & nurtured us & supported us – who encouraged us to have voices and use our voices and use our talent and strut our sexy stuff and stand tall.