Why I’m an activist: when the cost of survival is forced, unnecessary, traumatizing medical treatment

Photo credit: Christos Tsoumplekas, Flickr

This started as a quick reflection on a professional + community conference I attended this past week and an activist-followup-mini-conference. But then it quickly grew into a rant about why I’m even in activism, mostly for my own emotional cleansing :p And then I realised that this is a good opportunity to share with the people in my life who know me from the days when I didn’t (allow myself to) understand my own gender reality. My life back then was vastly different from the one I have now. If I had to distil it down – I am now much more present in myself and in the world around me, and it’s been wild :p And I finally feel strong enough to share that in words. (Normally, I do it through making crazy detailed work plans, attempting to put them all into action with my amazing team and other awesome peeps, and generally trying to connect everyone I know into an indestructible network of love and support. And crying a lot. And baking maniacally.)

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Ja sam sutra

Ja nisam jučer. Ja nisam danas. Ja sam sutra. I to je misao koja me uvijek vodila kroz život. Znatiželja da znam ko ću biti sutra. Jednom zaboravih tu misao.. jednom me nije zanimalo ko ću biti sutra jer sutra je tada bilo nepostojeće. Jednom nisam želio znati šta donosi sutra, gdje ću provesti to ljeto niti hoću li dobiti taj posao o kojem se već neko vrijeme priča. Prvi put u životu poželjeh pobjeći od života. Ja, koja ne bježi, koja kroz sve ide glavom bez obzira jer jedino tako može preživjeti. Jedino tako može doživjeti.

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