I remember years ago a friend posting on Facebook about how amazed she was at the attention the International Transgender Day of Visibility was receiving. I thought she was losing her mind. I had never heard of it and didn’t see any attention being paid to it outside of her Facebook posts. Little did I know she was willing it into being. This year another transgender friend of mine unacquainted with the founder is speaking at an event honoring the day. It gave me a chuckle and a warm fuzzy feeling. Now I’m the one who’s amazed.
When I heard about young women being kicked off a flight for wearing leggings, I shook my head. After letting it sit a moment, I realized there was probably more to it than the furor suggested. In fact, the young women were flying for free under employee passes which carry a rather strict dress code. United Airlines did a horrible PR job, but it turns out they are not policing the fashion choices of customers.
Some have suggested that NFL teams are slow to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick because of his controversial choices regarding the national anthem. In the past two seasons, Kaepernick has started 19 games and won three. His quarterback rating last year was worse than that of Brock Osweiler. The Houston Texans made headlines when they gave away a high draft pick in order to get rid of him. Last year Osweiler was the hottest free agent quarterback in the NFL. So are teams slow to sign Colin Kaepernick to avoid the controversy or because he’s just not that good?
I am undertaking the A to Z Blog Challenge this year with a song theme. Every post will be about or at least based on a song I know and (most of the time) love. I have not chosen each of the 26 songs yet but do have the first few posts already written. Wish me luck.