There I was, feeling a sting of shame that reminded me of America’s earliest affirmations of my inadequacy as a transperson. As if to rub salt into the wound, the next morning the Oscars added that I was transgendered to the trivia page of their website.
I want to be clear — I know that I wasn’t excluded from the performance directly because I am transgendered.
In the next sentence it was announced that Dave Grohl, not nominated in any category, had been added to the list of performers.Everyone told me that I still ought to attend, that a walk down the red carpet would still be “good for my career”.I have held space for feminism, eco-consciousness, and trans advocacy for 2 decades.I have been afforded a platform to participate in the cultural conversation. government on Guantanamo Bay, drone bombs, surveillance, capital punishment, prisons for whistleblowers, corporate subsidies and bank bailouts. Norm Btn, .inner_nav_bar #Profile Head .profile_box_title A.
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Last night I tried to force myself to get on the plane to fly to LA for all the nominee events, but the feelings of embarrassment and anger knocked me back, and I couldn’t get on the plane.
I imagined how it would feel for me to sit amongst all those Hollywood stars, some of the brave ones approaching me with sad faces and condolences.
I will not be lulled into submission with a few more well manufactured, feel-good ballads and a bit of good old fashioned T. They are going to try to convince us that they have our best interests at heart by waving flags for identity politics and fake moral issues.
But don't forget that many of these celebrities are the trophies of billionaire corporations whose only intention it is to manipulate you into giving them your consent and the last of your money.
They lifted me from obscurity and celebrated me, setting off a chain of events that changed my life forever.