by Pearl Tiresias, with great assistance and care by my editor Steve Mo Fye
“I thought that pain and truth were things that really mattered
But you can’t stay here with every single hope you had shattered”
~ Big Country, In a Big Country, 1983
To the tune of “Memory Gospel [Extended]” by Moby
Written on November 22, 2020, the 57th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and dedicated to his children Caroline and John, whom I had the privilege of meeting, along with their mother, former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, in front of the Massachusetts…
Since the George Floyd killing in Minneapolis, Minnesota just a little over than a month ago, it feels like the entire world has changed. Protests and demonstrations have broken out world-wide. Statues are being torn down and new ideas are being considered. While in 2019, Juneteenth was already being celebrated in all but four states, this celebration of the end of slavery is now being discussed in the halls of Congress as a possible federal holiday. …
Pearl Tiresias is an American transwoman and intersex writer & LGBTQIAA activist.