While these attacks on the LGBTQIA+ rights and specifically transgender rights and access are being hurled at us like a blind giant hurls boulders - they are often attempts by the government to obfuscate other legislation to distract us from other matters.
Whether you’re going home for the holidays or reading this knowing you may not ever - we are all valid, and worthy of love and affection.
When I wrote about the transphobic publication by the neo-nazi organization found by DHS on the south side of Des Moines, I had spoken to the fact that extremism was finding its roots closer and closer to my home.
This war on who is tolerated to be in our midst is not something new. Our society simply finds a new target for those who are well off to justify their hatred and bigotry.
Every year on November 20, transgender communities gather to remember those who have been assaulted, hurt or killed for simply being what they are - transgender.
I am Ysandril Minerva Morrigan. I am a mother. I am a healer. I am a fighter. If you found out after a lifetime of sorrow that you had finally found your answer, would you not fiercely defend and protect it?
We are valid and worthy of existence - and worthy of flourishing and creating a beautiful world for all persons of color, orientation and identity.
Over this weekend a transphobic and neo-nazi based flyer (the stormers club) was found by the Department of Human Services in an undisclosed location in the South side of Des Moines.
I have to exist in the potential that at any given point because I am transgender that my job isn’t secure.
Visiting the DMV can be a harrowing experience in and of itself.