Memorial Day: Parades, barbeques, parties, sales, and all the trimmings. Great. Enjoy yourself, but give a moment to cut past the superfluous rituals and think of the thousands who have died serving this country to protect your freedoms.
It doesn’t mean you celebrate war. It means you are humble enough to be thankful for people who did what they thought was the “right thing” despite the personal cost to themselves.
As a veteran, who happens to be a transgender woman, I’m well aware of the meaning of the concept of sacrifice. My sacrifice was not on par with my sisters and brothers who gave their lives when called, but nevertheless I “get it”.
Pride, loyalty and admiration are earned…not by waving a flag or screaming opinions louder than your detractors. They are earned though quiet, unselfish actions that put momentum behind your beliefs.
Be a hero in your own heart though your courage and steadfastness in your daily life.
Toni Grace 🇺🇸🕊🏳️🌈
Ill tell you what my mantra is going to be for next week:
*WHEN WE’RE HAPPY AND ALL IN LOVE WITH OURSELVES, WE CAN’T BE BOTHERED WITH THE BULLSHIT.* (Our own or other people’s)
So YOUR HAPPINESS is your own responsibility. Not your family’s or your bosses, your girlfriend’s / boyfriend’s or (God forbid) the idiot you sit next to in class or at work.
*THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL IN THIS WORLD THAN A TRAIN FULL OF “FUCK YEAH”*
…and nothing more pathetic and doomed than a person who cries over her failures and is guided by a voice that tells her she “isn’t good enough”.
Make your mind up what type of woman you want to be and just remember this… Its a lot more fun being the fucking freight train!
As a trans woman, I know the fatigue and frustration so many transgender people experience every day….just trying to live their lives and coexist in the world
Laura Jane Grace….One of my favorite musicians, who happens to be a trans woman…expresses it perfectly in her song “Black Me Out”. I think it might resonate with you as well.
Link to Black Me Out on You Tube
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