Well another week has gone by in Athens. I’m glad to see that our football team can make it into the end zone again. I was getting a little worried.
This week has been an interesting one. I picked up my first two pairs of men’s blue jeans from the cleaners this week (of course I had to have them hemmed lol). I feel a lot more comfortable in them, which is nice. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about starting testosterone. I was going to wait until the summer to start, but I might start a little sooner. Of course I found an informed consent doctor near me. Theoretically I should get a therapist’s approval before I start, but I don’t want to start any later than May. I think that most people see a therapist 3-4 months before getting approved. Ugh… I’m just going to try and not think about it (a whole lot) until finals are over.
The dean of the law school hosted a meeting on diversity on Friday. Apparently there have been quite a few instances of racism in the law school. I’m glad that people were able to share their stories in that space. It was pretty eye opening for me. I assumed that there were instances of racism in the undergrad school and in the community, but I was surprised and saddened at the level of racism in the law school. I hope that we can have more opportunities to talk about the issues that students are facing, and more importantly come together and show people how to be an ally to minority communities. I plan to go to different law association meetings to show my support and hope that others do the same.
I consider myself lucky to not have had any problems so far, but I find it especially important for lawyers to be allies to the trans community. As evidenced by the failure of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, I just don’t think that a popular vote will give me full equal protection under the law. I suspect that we will get equal protection through the courts, making legal allies ever so important. I hope that we as a law school can come together and be a leader in intersectionality and allyship so that the future legal community is stronger in fighting oppression, no matter what form it comes in.
I hope that everyone has a great week!
All the best,