I once had a student who was severely dyslexic. One day, while building a 3D scale model of our classroom out of folded cardstock paper, a couple of my students and I were puzzling about how and where to add an internal window when the dyslexic student came over, and with only a glance, told us exactly what to do. Turns out his handicap gave him a unique perspective particularly useful in solving our problem. Using my uncommon perspective as a transgender woman and employing my southern heritage as a storyteller, I want to take a look at the upcoming election and offer what I hope will be some useful insights.
Meredith Guest is a writer and educator who lives on an acre and a quarter in Sonoma County, which, with the help of her partner, has become a mini-wildlife sanctuary. She is an out and visible male-to-female transsexual, and in a life long ago and far away, she was a Southern Baptist minister, proving that God does have a sense of humor – and a wicked one at that. You can find more about Meredith and read her blog at: www.meredithguest.net, or you can buy her memoir, Son, I Like Your Dress, from Lulu press.