Monday, July 21, 2014

It's Just Six Minutes ....

I was strolling around the interwebz this morning as I do, and stumbled across this video at Reluctant Rebel, with the post title ‘Watch This – It Is Worth Six Minutes of Your Time.’ But Carlos was making breakfast and I didn’t have the six minutes — Seriously? I didn’t have six minutes? — so I closed the page. 

But after breakfast, I saw the link again and while I debated in my head whether to spend six minutes on one thing, I mean, sheesh that’s like a lifetime these days, I clicked on it and was very glad that I did.

This is Debi Jackson, the mother of a transgender child, telling her story, her child’s story, and everyone needs to hear it … even if it does take six minutes.

Ms. Jackson, not at all what one might consider the typical transgender ally, has become the most fierce of advocates, even going so far as the create a website for parents of transgender and gender nonconforming children: Trans-Parenting.

But, before visiting the site, if you have another few minutes to spare, take the six minutes to listen to Debi speak; listen to her tell her story, her daughter’s story, and tell you what you need to know about transgender, what it is, how it is, that it simply ‘is’.

Amazing. Now watch. It’s just six minutes but it could change your view and your mind.



8 comments:

mistress maddie said...

Wow! Well spoken, informed, and even tied in humor!!!!! And even used some religion the right way!!!! Very moving video. Shame there is more like this.

mistress maddie said...

I meant to say shame there is more people like Debi.

Raybeard said...

Intensely moving. Hit me in the solar plexus. Should be required listening for all. Thanks.

the dogs' mother said...

xoxoxoxoxo :-)

S'A said...
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S'A said...

That about had me in tears. That's one lucky child!

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Particularly today when the President's signing of an executive order banning discrimination in the workplace focusing on LGBT workers like this woman's daughter will one day be is meeting so much hateful opposition from right-wing religious terrorists. This woman is a breath of fresh air and my nomination for Mother of the Year.

Biki Honko said...

wiping tears from my face. what a very, very, very lucky little girl. its sad indeed that they lost family members over this. friends i can understand, but family? how sad. she answered all of the questions perfectly.