Just so you know the oldest person in America is a black woman living in Detroit named Jeralean Talley. That’s right - she was born in 1899. That’s three centuries she’s lived in. She was on bowling team till she was 104. She still goes to church. This woman saw prohibition, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, two world wars, a list of other dumb shit, all the way to the birth of the internet and of her great-great grandson, a child who’s 14 months old.
This is great
And to think, she only looks like she 83 for real for real.
Every time a guy tells me how unfortunate it is that I’m a lesbian because I’m so hot, I add another line to my epic slam poem entitled “I Don’t Care About Your Boner.” It’s a real thing, and when it gets long enough, I’ll perform it for you guys.
It’s going to be a Homer-esque epic.
Sing, O muse, of the rage of the lesbian, daughter of Sappho, that brought countless ills upon the straight cis dudes.
my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.”
like fuck this place for real tho. I walk in and a lady gets stabbed. I walk around more and some dude drags me into a haunted house and makes me kill him. I walk around more and my new buddy is murdered by the guards that are now trying to arrest me. fuck this place. Im not about this life.
A truly touching speech by the mother of a 6 year old transgender girl.
"My daughter is six years old. She transitioned, which means she changed her outward appearance from male to female and started living full time as her true gender, when she was four. Until that point she was quite a rough and tumble little boy with a buzz cut and a shark tooth necklace.”
And so begins the absolutely beautiful speech Debi Jackson gave earlier this year about her transgender daughter, AJ, at the Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City. As Jackson continues, she outlines how her family came to realize that AJ is transgender, what happened the first day she went to school “in girl clothes” and the bigotry her family faced.
But the best part of the video may be when Jackson addresses the comments she’s heard about her daughter and sets the record straight about statements like you “wanted a girl so you turned your child into one” and “kids have no idea what they want or who they are — my kids wants to be a dog, should I let him?”
Spend six minutes and get to know Jackson and her family a little better. You’ll be happy you did.