"Life is a process. A transition. As a transman, it’s easy to wish that I had just been born a biological male. But as I look back on my 20 years I realize that all the steps and transitions I’ve made have shaped me as a person and without those experiences, who knows who I’d be. With the current national coverage on my housing issue at George Fox University, I want to show that LGBTQ individuals can have a place in faith based education. Through this experience I have learned to speak up and speak out against discrimination. Because silence does not protect anyone.”
When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.
Random guy on the street today: Smile, honey, it’s not so bad.