As someone who considers themselves an educator, it seems counter-intuitive to tell people they can’t ask certain questions. Educators are supposed to encourage learning and respectful challenges of authority. I value both equally, so to discourage asking certain questions is practically discouraging learning and challenging ideas. But I promise, there are very valid reasons for why, when discussing transgender lives and experiences, there are some questions that should never be asked.
Today is my two year “fuckiversary” with my girlfriend. She has always felt that our start was peppered with mild lesbian drama (as most lesbian relationships are, LET’S GET REAL, LADIES), so I drew her up a comic retelling of our love story that only focuses on the sweet stuff. I figure we deserve a fairytale just as much as the next girl(s).
Here are a few of my favorite excerpts from the book.
WARNING: divert your eyes if it’s your wish to never see me illustrated in naked/sexual positions. SORRY, WORLD.
So I had the best idea for a date. A SWEATER SHOPPING DATE.
First you get coffee. Then you go to thrift shops and buy sweaters. Then you bring the sweaters home and wash them. While they are in the washer/dryer, you make out and stuff. Then, you take the sweaters out of the dryer and you put them on and you get all cozy and eat snacks and watch movies in your cozy clean sweaters! And you kiss a lot. The end.