My face isn’t scrunched up being I’m in the sun. It’s that twisted feeling of powerful emotions that come straight into your eyes and makes you cry.
I’m surrounded by Transgender activists, warriors as Janet Mocks put it. The majority of which I’ve spoken with, or would consider them close to me. During her speech this passed Tuesday at ESPA’s Equality and Justice Day, Janet Mocks called all of us on the stage with her. To celebrate the people who dedicate their lives to fighting for equality and inclusion. I didn’t stand up immeiately, I didn’t think it was my place to… Until Rowan and his mother walked up on stage and Rowan pulled me up there with him.
I don’t know whether it was being up their with so many powerful voices, or Rowan’s adamance about me being up there too, but I definitely cried.