“Words To Live By & Random Thoughts



A Friend is someone who
understands your past,
believes in your future
and accepts you today,
just the way you are.

- unknown


A Friend is someone who
knows you as you are,
understands where you've been,
accepts who you've become,
and still, gently invites you to grow.

- unknown

"Discrimination against any American is un-American."

- - Bill Clinton, 1998 State of the union Address

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

- - Dolly Parton

“What are the silences that you swallow day by day? If we wait to speak until we are not afraid, we will be sending messages back from the grave . . .

. . . While we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us.”

- - Audre Lorde

“Let go of that which is not relevant in your life!"

- - Elizabeth Schuyler Scholl


words of debra . . .

"I can not go on living my life as something I am not. I can no longer hide myself in shame - or hide who I am, and I Will Not!"

"No matter how tough I think I'm getting - sometimes it still hurts"

"The fact that I transitioned is not a problem for me."

"I did not plan to be an activist. Than one day, I was, because of who I am.”

"I have a responsibility as an openly transgender person & educator."

"One day, something happened."

“Our youth are our future. Teach them well by your example.”

“Each one of us is a unique individual who should be charesed and celebrated for who they are.”

“Do not judge me by the harsh or hateful words of others, but by who I am and the merits of my accomplishments.”

“What I am is not necessarily who I am.
Who I am is not necessarily what I am.”

“Freedom from discrimination is seldom given, it must be earned.”

Every time we are out and proud and visible as transgender people, we tell the world that we are not ashamed of who we are.

“I want to change the world and make it a safe, loving place, accepting of diversity, for my grandchildren”

“I live for the day when the diversity among people will not just be tolerated and accepted, but cherished and celebrated.”

“i am.”

- - debra davis


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