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I wanted to share this amazing exchange that @irisgottlieb brought to my life from @raindovemodel. This project specifically celebrates & documents queer lives that live at Ground Zero for our countries #bathroombills. If you present outside the binary it’s not a matter of if people will say something, it’s if they will only say something, safety is our first priority. We receive messages daily from people that drive home on their lunch break to go to the bathroom & rural queer folks that feel it is safer to pull off on the side of the road, walk into the woods alone then go to a local well lit establishment to go to the bathroom. I experience this reality firsthand myself every time I leave my home as a gender nonconforming gender queer that lives in the #westvirginia#coalfields “This person peppersprayed me in a “women’s restroom” a little bit ago. I didn’t get to converse with this being because this person just sprayed me and ran past with their kids in terror, asking the security guard to come in and confront me. I wasn’t even able to get the humans name because of the chaos and the washing. Proves being so awkwardly painful with contact lenses. But it happens moderately often especially while traveling that people get scared or volatile when I go into the restroom so I just shrugged it off and continued life. Then suddenly out of the blue this person contacted me again. We had a conversation and here’s how it went. We have a Skype convo schedule with a trans friend of mine as well to get another perspective. In exchange we are buying this person lunch via delivery. Just get the education out there. Stop the pain. Stop the violence. Stop the homogenous assessment. See me for my actions not my body. I am an experience. I am intentions. I am an awareness. Not simply flesh.
In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the best trick contest that was held at our local DIY spot in memory of our friend and fellow skateboarder JJ Curtis. Thanks again to everyone who decided to come hang out at this event and help raise money for a family in need. Rest easy, JJ! 💐👊🏼
Every so often, I take a break and just bask in the view. May be the same engine as Fallout 4 but you know what? I still get captivated by it. Can't beat a view like that. Also took on my second scorchbeast after it surrounded my team. Was the only high level there so I have to say I felt like a badass taken said beast down. Time to catch a couple of Z's though. Been a long afternoon. Goodnight... 😴