I can’t believe Creating Change is already half over! There are a lot of great things happening here. I’m going to post about some more details regarding my specific experiences, but here are just a couple of things I absolutely I love about being at Creating Change!
» Seeing queer people of color and a ton of programs about their experiences.
» Seeing queer people with disabilities and various programs about their experiences.
» Meeting people who openly identify as intersex.
» BONUS: Seeing Patty Berne receive an award for founding Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty in the Face of Invisibility.
» Seeing people with trans, queer, and other non-conforming gender idenities AND getting to connect with them.
» Having the opportunity to practice using gender-neutral pronouns. Sie, Hir, Hirs!
» Using gender-neutral bathrooms! And I don’t mean those silly little “family restrooms.” I mean all the big public restrooms are totally gender neutral (think Ally McBeal).
» Seeing all of the “Gay is NOT the new black” stickers that my friend Amit brought with him and has distributed throughout the conference.
» Seeing enough faux-haws (my own faux-faux-hawk included) to unionize. I wonder if Dolores Huerta is still around!