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Day of Silence, 2013

Breaking SIlence flier

Tomorrow (well, technically today I suppose) I will be performing and speaking at a breaking-of-the-silence event for LGBT Youth. I’m still putting together everything I want to say and share with the young ‘uns tomorrow, but I think it’s important to recognize the Day of Silence.

I actually recently watched the one of the first video essay things I made in hopes of gaining inspiration for tomorrow’s event. In the video (Featured below), which is a combo slideshow/ blog-type-thing, I reflected on why the Day of Silence was so important to me in 2008, as well as why it mattered so much. It was really cute how I tried to make it seem like I participated in DoS for my gay and lesbian friends, and that I was a straight ally. It’s not like me being a founding member of the hs GSA, wearing a suit to school, or the fact that I used a song from “The L Word” screamed that I was gay or anything. I was trying so hard to not give away my sexuality in this video. It was such a cute baby dyke moment for me. Who knows? Maybe I’ll inspire some baby dykes tomorrow.

Also. Look at how young I was! I was thin! I had long hair! I hadn’t started waxing my eyebrows yet! This video is a gem, I tell ya.

Have you ever participated in the Day of Silence? What did the experience mean to you?

Happy Birthday GingerSass giveaway!

In honor of the first birthday of GingerSass, in addition to rambling and eating cake, I did promise a giveaway!

I will be putting together a really fabulous prize pack of some of my favorite things. Think of it as me “pulling an Oprah,” only without sponsors or really expensive stuff. I’ll be putting together some of my favorite things this weekend (rubber ducky! snacks! fake nails! burning a mix cd of some of my favorite music! play doh! a poem on celesbianism! more things that still need to be determined! ).

duck face

 

One of my favorite things is trying on clothes and pretending to be the sort of girl who makes duckfaces at herself. Maybe I’ll send you a rubber ducky!

You have until April 4th to enter to win a taste of my awesomeness. This is my way of saying thank you for putting up with me and humoring my weirdness for the past year. I really, truly am grateful for all of you, and I can’t wait to see what else this sassy journey holds for us. <3 You da best.

 

So what are you waiting for? Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and win!

 

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