Maurine and Noreene never asked to be famous. The two identical twins lived their lives in sleepy Denison, Texas, sharing a strong affection for each other and for snazzy matching outfits. But thanks to the Internet and a remarkable series of snapshots, the pair has become a global phenomenon. Roach Smith blogged about them on the Sister Project: “What entranced me was the pride with which the twins showed off their matching outfits.” After reading about the pair in a story on Retro Renovation, Kevin Howard located them in an online yearbook from Denison. He discovered that Maurine Elizabeth Everett and her sister Noreene Dodd died within four months of each other around 2004, at ages 88 and 89, respectively
When I was a freshman in high school, I got published in a poetry book. This was one of the other poems in that book - I had the page marked because it was my favorite poem in the book and it’s always stuck with me. Maybe those things we don’t think we’ll ever need to recall again are really all floating up there in our brain for a reason.
it’s my musical kindred spirit jessica’s nineteenth birthday, so of course i had to make her a dance party playlist to celebrate! GET READY TO DANCE YOUR FACE OFF.
love everybody,the presidents of the united states of america // nineteen,tegan and sara // salute, little mix // you done my brain in, bonzo dog doo dah band // washington D.C., the magnetic fields // hold music, architecture in helsinki // anything could happen, ellie goulding // man, it’s so loud in here, they might be giants // shadow stabbing, cake // gigantic, the pixies // pretty in pink, the dresden dolls // later on, kate nash // love kitten, noreen corcoran // party out of bounds, the b-52s // you’re a star, josie and the pussycats // slight figure of speech, the avett brothers // 2 atoms in a molecule, noah & the whale // dance anthem of the 80′s, regina spektor // the jessica, tim kasher
say grace at
Illustrated with Trin-Bago
In there like Prego
how some pack plates
Saltfish and aki
Go together like Rastas and Kakis
off of Klim
Of cocoa tea
With bey leaf
Bulk quantity rice
From u-city Indian stores
Ginger root in cart
Back to Ghana
Ain’t that something
Knife and fork ah fight for dumplings
Brown Sugar soy burger rottis
Before I had goatee
Jamaican beef patties
of Salt fish
Nuff to make one brawlish
Yet retain morals
When I get done, I’ll have a glass of Sorrell
Both cases are different from
each other. And both are portrayed so wrongly that one cannot even imagine.
There is so much misinformation about Transgender issues in my society.
Shumail had his surgery about
some 16 years before until the case was filed on him in 2008 for marrying a girl
The only thing that got him
caught was lack of male genitals.
Hence declared as a female
Then later a case similar to
Shumail’ case comes along of Noureen Aslam but different because the case was
presented as a case of natural transition within her (now his) body.
“In her petition, Noreen said she was a university graduate and
worked at her father’s school as administrator. She said that when she was
around eight or nine years old, she realized that she was undergoing the same
physical changes as her male class fellows in her hair, physique and voice. She
said that her parents had then consulted various doctors, who had termed her
case a ‘gender identity disorder case/re-assignment case’ that required
correction through surgery.”
Gender Identity Disorder is
when you identify yourself as male gender but born in female sex or vise versa.
If his body was changing to
male then that means that it was a type of intersex condition and GID because
he was suffering from it too.
Was Shumail not suffering
from GID? so, why did he changed his gender?
Or just because this case was
first of it’s kind and nobody knew how to handle it?
I am afraid of our laws.
Nothing is guaranteed. If I take permission from court today for sex change, in
future anyone can challenge me in court. There are no defined laws for LGBTQ.
And what about family
reputation? Will my extended family and my neighbors accept me?
The amount of hate I see for
homosexuals and trans people in Pakistan scares me.