Saturday, April 27, 2013

Everyday Radical Acts


I was on Facebook the other day (when am I not?), when I stumbled upon a post by one of my FB buddies regarding an everyday radical act-- revealing your queerness to your gynecologist. I read her post and nodded my head-- been there, done that, still awkward as hell. Nothing reminds you how heteronormative our society is quite like explaining to your well-intentioned gynecologist that yes, you are sexually active, but no, you do not have sex with men. Because that's what they really mean, when they ask you if you're sexually active-- they really wanna know if there has been a penis in your vagina recently. And as someone who has had some frustrating gynecological issues that have resulted in many appointments with different specialists, I can tell you that this question never gets old. I don't always answer the same way-- sometime's I'm frank:

Monday, April 8, 2013

Disneyland!

Fireworks, bro.
So... a couple of weeks ago I went to Disneyland! And it was a great vacation. Kourtney and I took Amtrak (which took forever), and we got a good 3 days in the parks. We went down there to surprise Imani, because his marching band was going down to perform in the Soundsational parade, and he was SO SURPRISED to see us! It was such a treat to see him in his little uniform, marching down the street with all those faces in the crowd cheering and clapping, especially since I got to do the same when I was in middle school. It was really trippy to be in that environment again, but on the sidelines instead of in the band. Marching band flashbacks!!!! I was disappointed that the band at Gilmore (my old middle school) no longer has a color guard (WHAT?!) and also no longer plays Louie Louie-- losing that tradition is really a tragedy! However, they were great, and I'm so proud of my little brother!