from yasmin nair:
A friend just told me about your post, and I saw your lovely mention of me. Thank you so much for that - I’m very grateful, deeply humbled, and - for a change - at a loss for words. It meant a lot that you’d include me in that illustrious list.
i spoke to yasmin this summer after the DOMA ruling, and we talked about how it was not necessarily something to celebrate on a larger level. why are we happy to extend the reach of a patriarchal, conservative institution to a community that would ultimately benefit more from a more progressive agenda? such as healthcare and immigration reform? we need to think about the value we place on marriage and the privileges we choose to award to married couples in society first and more fundamentally. we need to challenge this. i loved speaking with her. she inspires me. and it made me proud to be able to know her work enough to mention her in my piece. and then to have her acknowledge it.
oh the little things in life. blessed today.