…when you are trans, there is nowhere to hide. Not that I want to hide, I am out and proud, but a large part of the status quo does not agree with it or understand it. I get pointed at, stared at, laughed at, whispered about, or just plain ignored. I hear comments like, “You see her over there? That’s a dude!” or simply a head shaking “Damn!”
“The Evolution of An Immigrant’s Dream” by Karen Wong-Brown.
Almost three decades ago, a naïve 19-year-old came to Colorado State University in Fort Collins as a first-generation college student. My mother brought me to America for a better education. This was my first time away from home and I carried my mother’s dream of her daughter earning a degree…
On Sunday, Feb 28 at 2 p.m. we’ll discuss Chapters 6-11 and Discussion Questions 3 and 4:
Question 3: The author states that she grew up in a major white, liberal area and was raised by a white mother. How might that upbringing have influenced the way she wrote this book? How might it have influenced the personal events she describes in the book? How might this book have been different if written by a black person with a different upbringing, or if written by a person of color of a different race?
Community Voices: “The Colors of Our Rainbow” by Bridgett Neff-Hickman
…People are always stunned when I tell my experiences of being routinely assaulted by homophobic comments, thrown drinks, and judgmental eyes as I exist a queer woman. “In Fort Collins?!” they exclaim. It almost shocks me that they’re shocked. Almost.
This is my reality as a white, cisgender, college-educated queer woman living in Fort Collins.
From the City of Fort Collins: As part of the community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the City of Fort Collins is collaborating with Colorado State University’s Black/African American Cultural Center (BAACC), CSU Police Department, Poudre School District, Poudre River Public Library District, and New Eyes Village, among other organizations, to put togetherContinue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events”