Friday, July 18, 2014

NPR Headlines

Two articles showed up in my NPR feed that I long to share.

First, there's the piece on how a beauty contestant has decided to wear her insulin pump on full view during the bathing suit competition. Yes, she's in a pageant, and yes, pageants aren't exactly forward-thinking, but put those aside to consider what it's actually saying. This is about acceptance for everything that she is. Having the courage to not hide what is a very real part of her life. This is to be applauded, regardless of the venue where her pump is on display.

Then, there was the Fresh Air interview about the book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. I highly recommend listening to the whole thing. As soon as I did, I ordered the book. The information it contains looks incredibly valuable, regardless of whether you're a part of the trans community or not. Understanding what others go through is a big part of the battle in making sure they get the acceptance from society they deserve. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Have a great weekend, everyone!