Another week, another wise and witty column from Jenny Boylan. I won’t spoil the opener because it really made me laugh and I think it will really make you laugh too.
But the column isn’t just about a funny misunderstanding. It’s about having a disability, about consideration for others, about being different.
I’ve spent too much of my life worrying about looking funny, about not fitting in, both as a partially deaf person living in a world dominated by the hearing and as an L.G.B.T.Q. woman living in a world dominated by straight and cis people. I’m tired of living in a world in which hearing people never think about the rest of us. I’m tired of living in a world in which transgender people constantly have to explain and justify the facts of our existence. I’m tired of living in a world in which, for some white people, the simple statement that Black lives matter is somehow considered radical.