I’m thankful for those who actually care about me and go out of their way to talk to me and show me love at my darkest times or when I’m upset about small things, so many people in my life, yet a select few who have actually ever cared. I love you
”One man who has done so much - amazing things - in my life, and all of you guys’. This man, who not only motivated me when I was in the early stages of my channel, but at the darkest times of my life.”
I wouldn’t call it [Rogue One] a political or not political film. I just would say this film talks about stuff that we should remind ourselves these days. This is the darkest times in the galaxy. There’s no Jedi around. There’s no one there to do the job for us and it’s the people who have to get involved. And it’s about that
— it’s about people understanding that if we work together as a team, we can achieve great things and we can bring change.
“A word of caution: dementors are vicious creatures. They will not distinguish between the one they hunt and the one who gets in their way. Therefore I must warn each and every one of you to give them no reason to harm you. It’s not in the nature of a dementor to be forgiving. But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.”
Australia is the only country in the world that requires transgender teenagers to go to family court before they can access hormone replacement therapy. And now, a community legal organization will help teens get the transition care they need without breaking the bank.
The group Justice Connect will connect trans youth with pro bono legal representation for the process of getting hormone treatment and/or puberty blockers. A family that doesn’t have pro bono representation can spend as much as $20,000 on the legal process.
People working with the project also acknowledge that it’s a temporary step as activists work to completely abolish the legal component of getting hormones.
Young transgender woman Georgie Stone, who has collected thousands of signatures on a petition to overturn the Family Court process, said going through the court was “one of the darkest times of my life”.
“I felt bad that my being transgender was forcing my family to go through court, my brother had a hard time. It impacted on all of us and I felt responsible for that. I know it’s not my fault and my family never made me feel that way, but that how this situation made me feel and that’s a burden I shouldn’t have to carry,” she said.
In late December, Family Court judge Peter Tree labelled the process “inhumane” and said there is an “urgent need” for government intervention to overturn it.
This is incredibly important work. More power to you all.
I chose you. I choose your mess, your happy days and your “I can’t even force myself out of bed” days. I want to be the one who holds you in your darkest times and I want to be the one to make you laugh until your stomach hurts. I want to be there for you when you lose hope and I want to be the first person you run to to celebrate your victories. I want the madness, the sadness, the despair, the overwhelming fear of the unknown, the happiness, the glory, the growth, the peace and the mind-blowing, unconditional love. I want it all, for as long as I get to be lucky enough to have you. I choose you, I choose every little thing that makes you you.