You look hot today.

So proud of these two gorgeous girls! They both skated so well! I’m going to miss them while I’m touring with Disney on Ice :)

So proud of these two gorgeous girls! They both skated so well! I’m going to miss them while I’m touring with Disney on Ice :)

You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect.

T.B. LaBerge (via beautiful-ambition)

ushistoryminuswhiteguys:


Lucy Hicks Anderson was a pioneer in the fight for marriage equality. She spent nearly sixty years living as a woman, doing domestic work, and working as a madam. During the last decade of her life, she made history by fighting for the legal right to be herself with the man she loved.
After marrying her second husband, soldier Reuben Anderson, in Oxnard, California, in 1944, local authorities discovered that she was assigned male at birth. The couple was charged with perjury for marrying despite their both being legally male, resulting in ten years of probation. Standing up to the charges against her, Anderson said, “I defy any doctor in the world to prove that I am not a woman. I have lived, dressed, acted just what I am, a woman.” Years later, Anderson and her husband were charged again, this time with fraud after she received federal money reserved for military spouses. Both went to prison and were banned from Oxnard upon their release.
Lucy Hicks Anderson spent the remainder of her life in Los Angeles until her death in 1954, at age 68, leaving behind a legacy of authenticity and determination in the face of unjust laws.


5 Black Trans Women who Paved the Way — Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
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ushistoryminuswhiteguys:


Lucy Hicks Anderson was a pioneer in the fight for marriage equality. She spent nearly sixty years living as a woman, doing domestic work, and working as a madam. During the last decade of her life, she made history by fighting for the legal right to be herself with the man she loved.
After marrying her second husband, soldier Reuben Anderson, in Oxnard, California, in 1944, local authorities discovered that she was assigned male at birth. The couple was charged with perjury for marrying despite their both being legally male, resulting in ten years of probation. Standing up to the charges against her, Anderson said, “I defy any doctor in the world to prove that I am not a woman. I have lived, dressed, acted just what I am, a woman.” Years later, Anderson and her husband were charged again, this time with fraud after she received federal money reserved for military spouses. Both went to prison and were banned from Oxnard upon their release.
Lucy Hicks Anderson spent the remainder of her life in Los Angeles until her death in 1954, at age 68, leaving behind a legacy of authenticity and determination in the face of unjust laws.


5 Black Trans Women who Paved the Way — Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Zoom Info

ushistoryminuswhiteguys:

Lucy Hicks Anderson was a pioneer in the fight for marriage equality. She spent nearly sixty years living as a woman, doing domestic work, and working as a madam. During the last decade of her life, she made history by fighting for the legal right to be herself with the man she loved.

After marrying her second husband, soldier Reuben Anderson, in Oxnard, California, in 1944, local authorities discovered that she was assigned male at birth. The couple was charged with perjury for marrying despite their both being legally male, resulting in ten years of probation. Standing up to the charges against her, Anderson said, “I defy any doctor in the world to prove that I am not a woman. I have lived, dressed, acted just what I am, a woman.” Years later, Anderson and her husband were charged again, this time with fraud after she received federal money reserved for military spouses. Both went to prison and were banned from Oxnard upon their release.

Lucy Hicks Anderson spent the remainder of her life in Los Angeles until her death in 1954, at age 68, leaving behind a legacy of authenticity and determination in the face of unjust laws.


5 Black Trans Women who Paved the Way — Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

lecterings:

'where is the pen i was using like 3 seconds ago' an autobiography i'll never write because i keep losing the pen i was using like 3 seconds ago.

postracialcomments:

christel-thoughts:

dynastylnoire:

doriansennui:

think-progress:

Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.

This country is sick. Criminalizing WoC no matter what they do.

TERRIBLE
is there a go fund me for her?

yes, there is a youcaring site for her here

Being poor in the US is the biggest crime.
Folks can argue about leaving the 9 year old alone. They can say she should have gotten childcare. But do people not understand the system?
There are people out here that are not making enough to afford daycare on their own. However they are making too much to get childcare subsidies. Meaning theyre fucked. There are several parents that have to take extreme measures for their children or theyre given the option of losing their child, losing their job or both.
Childcare can run from $200-$1000 per month, per child and the price increases every year.

Some people really don’t know what its like to be poor and struggling. It’s so east to judge this woman when you’ve never had to walk a mile in her shoes. 

postracialcomments:

christel-thoughts:

dynastylnoire:

doriansennui:

think-progress:

Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.

This country is sick. Criminalizing WoC no matter what they do.

TERRIBLE

is there a go fund me for her?

yes, there is a youcaring site for her here

Being poor in the US is the biggest crime.

Folks can argue about leaving the 9 year old alone. They can say she should have gotten childcare. But do people not understand the system?

There are people out here that are not making enough to afford daycare on their own. However they are making too much to get childcare subsidies. Meaning theyre fucked. There are several parents that have to take extreme measures for their children or theyre given the option of losing their child, losing their job or both.

Childcare can run from $200-$1000 per month, per child and the price increases every year.

Some people really don’t know what its like to be poor and struggling. It’s so east to judge this woman when you’ve never had to walk a mile in her shoes. 

i want to ask
everyone i meet,
what do you read
when you are in love,
and, what do you read when
they do not love you back?

Pavana पवन  (via maza-dohta)