- What mythological/religious character do you most identify with? Why?
I'm torn between Asushunamir and Demeter, but I'd go with Asushunamir because it's more my style to sneak in to the enemy stronghold and rescue someone than to secure their release by going on strike and pitching a fit. There's also the whole aspect of self-sacrifice on behalf of the world in general and trans community in particular in the Asushunamir myth.
- With unlimited budget and time to do so, what adventure that you haven't
yet undertaken would you choose first?
If I started a circumnavigation by transiting the Northwest Passage, with stops in Ahmedabad, Turkey, and sub-Saharan Africa (with Dad flown in for the occasion), I'd hit five of the seven items on the "to do" list that I gave indigodove.
- What's your favorite 'guilty pleasure' food-wise?
Hi, I'm Sue, and I'm a cheese-a-holic. I can't pass up wings, either, or trash plate, but you can make a whole meal out of those. Cheese, however, is just an indulgence. (Well, okay -- sometimes I'll have cheese-and-crackers or Ploughman's Lunch as a meal, but still....)
- When did you first get involved in activism of any sort?
When I was at Deerfield, I was the president of our campus chapter of S.T.O.P. Nuclear War, and wound up having my senior year weekend privileges revoked because I snuck off to a rally in Washington during spring term of junior year, and handcuffed myself to the White House fence. (Helen Caldicott put me up to it.)
- When did you first get involved in trans-specific activism?
I tried to get people involved in trans activism during my first transition, but that was back in the "underground" era, when the standard advice was to go deep stealth and stay there, and everyone thought I was mad. When I transitioned again, I found the web site for It's Time, Ohio! and contacted Sarah and Mary Ann about getting involved with It's Time, Cleveland! When I got to Columbus for that month's ITOH! meeting, they informed me that there wasn't an It's Time, Cleveland! yet, and would I please organize one?
And since I haven't done this yet: if anyone would like me to interview them (with five questions), leave a comment, and I'll do so.