Monica Roberts

Been Awhile

Filed By Monica Roberts | March 06, 2009 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Monica Roberts, TransGriot

January 28 was myblack women on computer.jpg one year anniversary as a blogger on the Project and it's been awhile since I posted over here. I know you Projectors have inquiring minds and want to know why it's been several weeks my last post on January 17.

It's time to share with you some of the reasons I haven't posted here since mid January.

I had to juggle things a bit since I had changes in my work life which jacked with my writing schedule combined with increased responsibilities in the organizations I'm a board member of. I've also been fielding increased requests for my writing in other areas of the blogosphere and beyond in addition to doing some interviews as well.

While I love writing here and have fun doing so, the Prop 8 negativity that bubbled over into attacks on my people made it less enjoyable for me to post here.

I understood the frustration and the sentiment since we in the transgender community went through the same 'righteous anger' phase after we got screwed in 2007, but the racism expressed really bothered me and I felt the need to step away from this space for a minute.

The Best LGBT Weblog Award nomination for TransGriot gave me that opportunity and I focused my attention on creating some content for and promoting my own blog.

So now that I've gotten the time management issues sorted out, I'm ready to slip back into my role of being that truth teller. We have too many people, to paraphrase the late poet Gwendolyn Brooks, wanting to chomp on candy bars because the truth is not always palatable.

We have problems in this community that need frank discussions, but at the same time when I need to point out the stuff that's done right, the praise will come as well. All I am is just the messenger.

So be forewarned, Projectors...I'm baaaaaack!

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Welcome back! I look forward to seeing you tear it up.

We need to hear your voice, Monica. I'm glad you're back.

Yay - glad to see you here but I kept up with you at your blog and at Renee's place. Keep telling truth!

Glad to see you back, Monica! I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

Yay! Glad to see you posting here again. :0)

Glad you are back--your voice has been missed!

Welcome back, Monica. Keep in mind that many of us did not buy into the racist bait and recognised that evangeical Christianity, Catholicism and Mormonism where the deciding factor on voting, not race, and said so loudly.

Well, sister. it's time to sharpen your typing fingers. It's going to be a long year.

"The pen is mightier than the sword" - Edward Bulwer-Lytton - We can change "pen" to "keyboard."

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | March 7, 2009 10:09 AM

Glad you are back and still want to know if you got the posting idea I sent you on Thailand hospitals and procedures.

Screw the idiots, I'm glad you're back and sassy. :) I've missed you around here. It's so good to see your face shining up at me from the front page again!

*does happy dance!*

I'd actually been reading at TransGriot, but yours is a valuable voice here -- especially to show people past things like the Prop 8 bait-and-switch farce.

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | March 9, 2009 11:39 PM

Welcome back!!! I'm sorry that the thoughtless, racist reactions of some of the LGBT community made you feel you needed to stay away.