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Why did I buy that? Have store, at the mall, or even at a garage new dresses that I just could not
you ever asked yourself that after you sale, I just can’t say no. I have often live without that I have never worn.
got home with that latest purchase wondered if it hassomething to do Dresses thatl saw on eBay and bid on
and realized that you didn’t need it? with my age. I ten} mbI atime when until I won but after I got them, I put 4%
I do that all the time. Why then do Iwas younger w ' n II ‘ ‘11.: told that I’d them on ngers and on the rack anfifigfl
we buy things that we don’t need? better take car pfwhja If! . - because never loged at them again. I, ~ I25
Are the shops doing such a good Imight never get and o e. I have how ”viii tis that? (Feeling really Wit
job of displaying things in such a heard that as we I den; it is not about my addiction right now.) ‘3:
way that makes us think that we what we were raised "‘ I that defines Which leads me to another {5%,
can’t do without it? Perhaps we see us but what we were Hind without. discussion. Why do we “collect”
it on sale and we think that since it , Ihavealoni a; :agquaitntance things? Are we hoarders or are we
is such a great deal, we must buy it. w . .3 collects dolls8he iéin her la e competitive and we think we won’t
If something was originally priced t and collects .IzolfiS e told m win until we get them ALL? I collect
at $20 but it is on sale for $10, you If ce that, as a e'k‘z dfihe as never lamps. Yes, as a child I used to sing
z might think that you are saving $10. {liven a doll. that she an adult is Little Light of Mine but I don’t
0 But in reality, if it is something you it" and doing well. or Hgsd she buys that had anything to do with
2 don’t really need, then you are out new dolls all timglto a d to her In bsession with antique lamps.
3 $10 that you didn’t need to spend. collection. I c, identify that a I am‘ernbarrassed to say how many
I Maybe it is the advertising for the little bit. me vgvhen tell you lamps I‘have but let me just say that
items we are buying that makes us that I never . I get any dres . s when when I get home at night and I turn
feel inadequate in some way if we I was growing up. I never 1 at one them all on, my neighbors’ lights
don’t have what they are telling us dress. Now, I have an entire bedroom dim because of all of the juice I am
we can’t live without. Could it be the devoted to nothing but being my pulling. Do you think for one second
subliminal messages that shops play closet. I have dresses on racks, in that I have stopped buying lamps
over the sound systems telling us boxes, draped over chairs and laying though? Oh, NO! I look on eBay or
to buy — Buy - BUY? (Okay... that is on the floor (my room is a little bit in antique stores or wherever I think
a little far-fetched, but who has the messy). The saddest part of that is Imight get lucky and make that next
answer?) that I have dresses hanging in that purchase. I suppose since I don’t go
Whether I am at the grocery room that I have never worn. Brand out hunting, that is my version of
. . enjoying the hunt. And, the best part
. ' of it all... nothing has to die or shed
V O U blood to satisfy this habit. That is, of
course, as long as no one gets in my
way and comes between me and that
i - lamp. I’ll cut a heifer if she thinks she
' can come between me and my next
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Imperial Court of Kentucky. It other courts to represent Kentucky to the Campbell House. This will be
M was a month full of fun, laughter, organizing and hosting events here a night truly celebrating our past
11f; entertainment, and a lot of funds in our own great state. This year we’re through a Lifetime Achievement
being raised for our charities in our pleased to see two
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Stop Misgendering Me ,1
“Hit me with your best shot... knock me down, it’s all in vain... h.
I’ll get right back up on my feet again.” Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat Benatar
When I get misgendered, thathust called you, so you need to misgendered me. The attending
which happens way too often, it feels stop misgendering me.” She says it physician never misgendered me. My
as if someone has punched me in the works. Right now I just correct the doctor, who I woke up in the middle
gut, and, just like getting punched, person but I must admit that I am of the night, never misgendered me.
it hurts like hell every single time. considering using I’Lis’ method. Now, if all of these people working in
Most of the time, it’s a mistake by It can be done. A couple of an emergency situation were able to
the other person, at least I think it weeks ago I had a medical emergency use the correct terms, why do people
is. Sometimes it is a reaction to my at 2 a.m. Some stitches near my who have all of the time in the world
voice, and I have tried to change the eyebrow, where I had a biopsy done to think about it still butcher my
pitch of my voice, but to no avail. I a few days before, ripped open. Ihad pronouns?
understand the mistakes; sometimes blood running down all over my face. Please remember that using
I even get an apology, often after My clothes had blood all over them. the right pronouns is very important
I point out the mistake. But then I had put a bandage on the open to me and many other transgender
there are the ones that are not quite wound to stop the bleeding but it people. If you are not sure what
mistakes. looked very grisly. Icalled my doctor pronoun to use, just simply ask the
Ihave had some folks tell me, and he told me to meet him in the person and then use it. People need
“well, I have known you for 30 years, emergency room at St. Joe’s Hospital. to stop thinking about a point they
so it’s difficult for me to change.” Is When I got there, the reception want to make and first think about
it difficult? Sure, but then there are person was dealing with three drunk what is getting ready to come out of
people such as my 3 sisters who have dudes who looked like they had been their mouth next before they say it.
known me literally my whole life in a fight. They were all bandaged up, Now Tuesday’s gone with the wind.
and yet never misgender me. They waiting forataxi whenIgot there, but 0
know pronouns have power, so even they were still disruptive The person You may write me at ‘
though they have to think that extra behind the desk took my ID. and my tmeadows828@gmail.com
few milliseconds before they speak, insurance card. My driver’s licence or follow me on Twittter
they do it. It is not an age thing. Some still has an M for my gender, yet Tuesday Meadows @trz'shgigi
of my older friends have been great, the reception .
while some of my younger friends person never
stumble over and over. misgendered _g i
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someone acts like they didn’t say it. and “no ma’am” ‘ ’(U L .. .5" f x: ’
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I ’m writing this from a hotel room “good” INTENTIONS could have. had occurred less than a month prior
in Chicago during the National Again. Instead ICE is invited to to Creating Change. That’s why you
LGBTQ Task Force 2016 Creating learn from undocumented trans have an obligation to seek counsel
Change Conference. This conference Latinx attendees how ICE practices from the community in which you
is likeafamily reunion of sorts for us. impact their lives. So people who strive to serve. This was a decision
The myriad of identities in all of their are detained, tortured, assaulted, born of privilege. The privilege of
intersecting glory was what I hope raped, and killed are supposed to sit not having a direct connection to the
heaven is like. Creating Change is like in a workshop with the very people suffering of undocumented Latinx
coming home to family, especially engaging in their torture, assaults, people detained by immigration. But
for people who don’t “ , . wait, though, this is the
get that kind of National LGBTQ Task
affirmation anywhere Here 8 the thlng’ Force. They should
else but a conference. 0 o ’ know better. They’re
And home is supposed your Intentlons can t supposed to protect
to be the safest place . us, to nurture us, to
around, right? Well help us heal, help us
this house has been a overcome the ImPaCt. live our fullest lives.
bit of a mess, to saythe . All the good stuff
least. Even If the organizations put in
Even before the ,, mission statements,
first attendee arrived 0 . and strate ic lans,
or the first conference Impact 18 gOOdO,’ and t-shirtgs, cfiurch
badge was typed there fans, and pens. How
was controversy rooted in the belief rapes, and deaths and explain why could they be so cavalier with this?
that good intentions can overcome they shouldn’t be doing any of it in Yes people make mistakes, but when
negative impacts. What a privilege the first place? People were injured someone’s life it at risk they have the
to think that. This was a theme that even before they started packing their right to expect you to get it right.
played out over several days of What bags. Thank goodness the rest of the Wouldn’t you? Here’s the thing, your
X should’ve been a place of safety, a family got the Task Force together intentions can’t overcome the impact.
1 place to heal in whatever way we and ICE was disinvited, but the hurt Even if the impact is good. But when
needed, to learn, to share. To be. was already there. Why were they the impact is once again painful
f Somehow ICE shows up invited in the first place? Did no one and traumatic and could’ve been
on the agenda as a workshop stop and say, “Ummm, this is a bad avoided, it hits a little harder. And
., option. Immigration and Customs idea. This is going to hurt our family you don’t have to be polite when you
, . Enforcement. Huh? As if The Task and we don’t do that.” Who was in communicate that either. This wasn’t
1’ Force learned nothing last year when the room? Why didn’t someone say the only time when intent and impact
’ members of Familia Trans Queer something? Maybe someone did, and battled during this conference.
Liberation Movement stormed the in the end someone decided, “No However it was one of the most
‘ stage to make their voices heard, this is a good thing. ICE needs to avoidable, and that’s what hurts. 3
- . which should’ve been a sign to be hear what their policies are doing to
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watch your step don’t look out, gonna break your neck.” Crash, The Primitives
Angela Seeds, or just Seeds, as she prefers, is a 27 she is tough. On the pitch (the proper term for the rugby
year old graduate of the University of Kentucky. She field), she is a force as the fly-half. The position of fly-half,
decided to come to Kentucky from Columbus, Ohio, or as it known in some parts of the world the outside—half,
because she loves the outdoors. During her sophomore orchestrates the attack and the defense of a team and tells
year, she got involved in the Women’s Rugby team, in the forwards what to do while keeping up with the depth
between studying for her advertising degree. Rugby is a of the backs. In other words, the fly-half position is the on-
I.I.I club sport at UK, but they play teams from other nearby field general.
0: universities. Seeds has played a total of 8 years now, the During our interview, she explained the intricacies
a first 3 at UK. Beginning this year, she is playing with and the terminology of the game (and, given my elementary
< the newly re-formed BlackWidows (like “The Blues understanding, she even used crayons to show me how
E Brothers,” they have recently gotten the team back the game is played.) There are about 25 on a team, with
together). 15 on the pitch at a time. The terms whizzed by me, but
Seed’s day job is a manager for Hilton, but clearly I I ., i" I
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! live in. I grew up in the small town of has been your biggest obstacle this
I had the opportunity to sit down Hazard, KY, in the heart of the coal year, if you don’t mind me asking?
with Dwight Vires, 2016 Fundraising fields of Kentucky and The Queen Dwight: We have made huge
Chair, and ask him some questions City of the Mountains is wherelspent changes in the way we organize our
about his position and background. my childhood. Through high school fundraisers this year. We started
Here’s what he said! I had the honor of being recognized fundraising earlier than ever before
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