In the most recent Sophian, Megan McRobert wrote a far better piece on trans issues than my piece would have been given the quality of my brain at the time.
sexonastick and lilithchilde are so my late night enablers. I was gonna go to bed at like 11:30 Friday night, and then people IMed me, and then it was 2:30; yeah.
sexonastick: I want to a movie. :D
sexonastick: Uh. WENT.
sexonastick: I am the queen of typos.
hermionesviolin: I was wondering if you were being metaphorical and meant to say "I want to be a movie"
sexonastick: *dies* Ooh, yes, pretend that's what I meant. It is SO much cooler.
Allie and i have the most amazing discussions. On Thursday she said if we just talked enough we would come up with solutions to all the problems of the world. Joint 16-credit Special Studies?
Jonah made my night because not only did he get into Clark, but i was talking about how conversation with Amanda had gotten me all psyched to do GSA stuff at NHS, and we had the following conversation:
him: There's a Tolerance and Awareness Group this year at NHS that I'm part of, so an easy way to start a GSA might be to branch out from there.
me: Oh really? Good to know. (Also, yay.)
him: It's a great organization. We read a lot of news articles about oppression of certain groups and all, and lately homosexuality and homophobia has been a topic.
me: That's so awesome. I am impressed beyond words that NHS has such a group and just, wow. And yeah, if you're doing current events it's been a huge issue. *has visions of importing speakers to NHS*
him: :-) And I think it started because people wanted to start some sort of GSA-type group for another gay kid at the school, they just didn't want to use the words Gay-Straight Alliance to describe it.
me: Really? Wow.
me: Does that mean there's someone at NHS who fairly openly out? 'Cause that so never happened while i was there. (Though i suppose you can just be out to your friends and they can say "we should start a GSA")
him: I think the gay person is out within his group of friends, and they all really accept it. Everyone at school knows about it through rumor mostly, so I wouldn't say he's openly out. Though he was talking with his friends today at lunch about making out with his boyfriend, so you might say he's openly out.
me: *is so madly impressed*
So yeah, that made my night.
And also, meant i’m back in the planning/working. I’d already written a letter to Ms. Focht (head of health ed.) and plan to track her down when i’m home, because while ideally of course the entire health curriculum would be revamped, i would settle for the high school sex ed curriculum (as a start at least). I e-mailed my potentially-interested people this evening about GSA stuff.
This afternoon i felt kinda shaky. Everyone is on the edge of falling apart, and i think it finally started affecting me. It’s funny, last night was a really good night, and i swear i’m getting enough sleep. Maybe i’m more panicked about The End of Semester Workload of Doom than my consciousness realizes. (Or perhaps it's the Juice of Death.) Whatever. This is so not a plea for sympathy. As we know, i do the stubborn “I can do it myself – maybe” Yankee grit thing and retreat into solitude. I was in my room most all day Friday, though that was largely due to the aforementioned floaty-head thing. I think part of the reason is that i don’t know what i want anyone to do for me. I decided to call home this afternoon, which i never do, ‘cause it seemed like the thing to do. I was reminded that i never know what to say when i initiate a conversation with someone without a goal. I think this is why i’m bad at socializing; i’m bad at the “Just felt like chatting” kind of conversation; i do the “I want to talk about X with you” kind of conversation.
Wow, i’ve already deja-ed this vu. [quote from “The Weight of the World,” BtVS 5.21]
Also, um, wow, i’d forgotten how amazing some of Bob Franke’s lyrics are.
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