A review of this book showed up on another blog this week.
I take inspiration from people with their own identities.
Thinking about this more it’s why I decided not to list (she/her) as my preferred personal pronouns after my name in my work email.
I would rather list Christina Bruni (Chris/Christina) which I’m considering doing.
The focus on gender as a defining factor in who a person is is what I don’t like.
Of course this is where the term non-binary comes into play.
Yet even with that can’t a person choose to identify in another way?
Why can’t a person write in their email Jane Doe (Artist/Activist)?
The point is that I’m impressed with anyone who has the courage or confidence or chutzpah to choose their identity.
Rather than conforming to a traditional role that they’re told is the only acceptable one.
I think it’s time to focus on the passion and personality that each of us brings to the table breaking bread together.
A quote from the Queer Advantage book that should be required reading:
“I genuinely believe that life only works, and success only works, if you’re being authentically yourself…. [The] only way to achieve success is by sticking to what is authentically true to you.”
Adam Eli, Activist