Friday, May 3, 2013

An Activist in Training

posted on The Huffington Post's Gay Voices on 5/3/13.

I stand 5 feet tall in my stocking feet.  I am a Japanese American mother of a transgender son.  And I want the world to be safer and more accepting for my child and all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.  Every day, I try to do something, even if it is small, to create a safer world for my son and others.   However, when I have been called an activist, I look back with both horror and puzzlement.  Me, an activist . . . I don’t think so!  I am not loud enough, strong enough or trained enough for this role.  But quietly, I realize I have been travelling down the path of activism and taking notes along the way. . . . . Read More

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