This poem was written and performed by Erin Upchurch in 2011 as a part of the Columbus, OH Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year, we wanted to bring it back. With the recent murder of Cemia “Cece” Dove from Cleveland, OH and many other members of the trans community, this poem really hits home for us.
Please support the Ohio Transgender community by attending one of the local TDOR events:
11/20 Cincinnati-7pm at Fountain Square (Fifth and Vine Street)
11/20 Columbus-7pm at King Ave United Methodist
11/20 Toledo-7pm at Sylvania United Church of Christ
11/22 Cleveland-5:30 pm at Huntington Park (Lakeside Avenue and West Third Street)
Thank you to all of the Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming and Allied people who took part in this video and thank you to Erin Upchurch for creating this amazing piece and allowing us to adapt it into video.
this means a lot, my boyfriend considers him self fat no matter what I tell him. One of my best guy friends thinks no one will date him because he is over weight which is the most un true thing every. All guys bodies are attractive.
This means a lot to me too because my boyfriend also thinks he’s fat regardless of what I say. The saddest day was when I watched him step on a scale and get sad at a number he saw. Spread the love.
I like that someone’s getting this attention I’m a guy and I’m super self conscious about my body, hair, other stuff. But yeah man some ppl think only women get self conscious and it’s just not true
^^^^^ this. All of this.
My pumpkin :)
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