Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Don't Hate, Emulate
I still had a great time hanging out with my H-town crew and supporting the people who did win awards last night.
Hater, party of one, your table is ready.
Dee Dee has been doing the work about as long as I have in this community, and was in the HERO trenches with me and the team of liberal progressive Houstonians who endured long hours of faux faith based abuse back in 2014 to get it passed. She went to Austin to help kill those bad anti-TBLGQ bills in the 2015 Texas legislative session.
Dee Dee has also been passing out toys during the Christmas holidays in 3rd and 5th Wards for over a decade
Where was her hater? Personally, I'm happy to see Dee Dee get recognized for doing the work she does in our community, and didn't appreciate the shady comment aimed at her.
Haters come with the territory of being our activist selves. While they can be a nuisance at times, they also motivate me and other activists to stay and slay our activism A games.
Haters motivate me to be the best person I can be, because success at what you do is your best response to their madness. Puts a smile on my face knowing my haters are sitting in the corner, pouting or ranting on the Net as I slay panels, getting awards or I'm being cheered and thanked by people as I enter various venues.
I'm also chatting with the H-town, Texas, national and international peeps inside and outside the trans community to do my part in building those connections I'll need to help solve trans community problems later. I've been doing since 1998 the education to help advance understanding about our trans lives at college and universities here in the Houston area and across the nation
Translation: I've been doing the work.
It's also about making a better world for the trans kids who are coming behind us.
So don't hate, emulate. .