Thanks for publishing my photos, Wanderful, in Don’t Forget Your Name, or Your Gender: the Trans, Nonbinary, and Queer Travel Guide

2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6429
2017.06.10 Painting of #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA 6429 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you to the Wanderful (@sheswanderful) travel blog for women for using photographs of two Washington, DC (or in one case Northern Virginia) women I really admire, Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey) and SaVanna Wanzer. They do first-in-the-nation things, because this is the place where the future is born, the capital of a world learning to love better.

Source: We all know that travel is great. And we also all know that the actual processes of traveling can be frustrating and exhausting, taking quite a lot of mental and…Don’t Forget Your Name, or Your Gender: the Trans, Nonbinary, and Queer Travel Guide

Bianca (above) is celebrating the first ever transgender pride crosswalk in the United States. SaVanna Wanzer, below is being celebrated at 27 years of Black Pride in Washington, DC as an unsung hero (see: Search #WhatAHeroLooks like: 27 Years of DC Black Pride )

The article is important and discusses a reality that most people never think about – limitations in freedom of movement because of your identity. Washington, DC recently allowed its residents to eliminate their gender marker on government issued ID (first in the nation, where the future is born…). It’s a good thing, however/and what comes with it are complications created by society in the validation of one’s identity by our future 51st State.

I’d like to point out the words written below the photograph of SaVannah.

2017.05.23 DC Black Pride, Washington, DC USA 5341
2017.05.23 DC Black Pride, Washington, DC USA 5341 (View on Flickr.com)

Remember: You are awesome. You deserve dignity, and to travel safely and enjoy your experience just as much as anyone else.

Couldn’t have said it better 🙂 .

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