Welcome back to Bookish Quotes here at Bookmark Chronicles where every other Saturday I share a quote that is either from a book or about books! Feel free to share some of your favorites as well on your own blog or even in a guest post!
“Lesbian, gay, and queer youth have higher rates of suicide than their straight peers because they are living in a world that tells then they are defective in some way. Trans men and women are being killed without consequence because of ignorance. That is so atrocious that people fear their very existence.”
I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi
So this is like the third time that I’ve quoted this book and I have tons more saved in my phone. It’s that good.
Anyway, I chose this one because yesterday was Transgender Day of Visibility and I was quite disappointed by the lack of people talking about it. Literally I saw one blog post about it. You should check it out, written by Alyssa @ Queerly Texan. Otherwise, I saw a few Facebook and Twitter posts but they were from people who are always aware of and ready to talk about equality and justice.
I posted a lot on my social media pages and got a lot of good feedback but that’s never really enough you know? I mean, I did have a few people tell me that I posted things that they were unaware of and they learned something. I guess that’s good. I’m hoping that as time goes on we continue to see more open conversations about identity.
And this is your friendly reminder that if your “feminism” isn’t intersectional and trans inclusive…….it’s not feminism.
I’ll share another quote on Saturday April 14th, until then let me know what some of your favorite bookish quotes are!