There are just times when I just get into deep introspective mode, and it can happen for me at any time. I do enjoy engaging in what Dr. King called 'hard, solid thinking' .
One of those times I get to do that is when I'm traveling or on vacation like I am right now.
So what am I musing about? Much of it has been centered on the fact I'm now 20 years into transition and my ongoing evolution as Moni. There are times I count my blessings like friends and family who love me and the people I have encountered due to the activist portion of my life that do have much respect for me, what I do and more importantly what I stand for.
I think about the fact those friends, extended family and brothers and sisters in the human rights struggle extend around the world.
I think about the amazing progress that has been made in getting the public to see the humanity of trans people and especially trans people of color, but realize that we have much work to accomplish on that front.
I think about what I can do to continue striving toward my goal of being a quality Black woman and being the best person I can be.
And as a leader in this community, I do think about because I'm a Kennedy baby what kind of legacy I will leave for the people who follow in my footsteps. Am I doing my utmost to be the best 'possibility model' I can be?
I have the rest of today, tomorrow, and the plane rides home to ponder those questions and whatever other queries pop up in my mind.