THE IMAGINATION ACTS website has been created by Anne Yarwood, resident in Ascot for over 50 years, to show how individuals CAN effect change… can DO something about their concerns, in an imaginative way.
In August 2019, we are delighted to welcome our Guest Editor Andrea Wright with the Gender Fluidity theme of :-
Several Shades of T – Unity within Diversity
There is a human tendency towards classification and categorisation. To assign labels. To generalise. Male. Female. Straight. Lesbian. Gay. Bi. Trans.
Classification has its uses, but also limitations.
We can use labels to form alliances and to define borders. To stereotype. To marginalise.
It challenges me that I sometimes construct borderlines as a way of self defence and preservation and fail to see the bigger picture. It is possible to value the things that hold us together. To uphold each other. And to celebrate our distinctiveness.
After more than half a lifetime of denial I gave up a battle with myself and began to accept myself as the person that I am. This came with the label “trans”. As time passes, I need to regularly remind myself of the inadequacy of this label. To see that no label defines who I am. Or who you are. There is a much bigger story to your life and to mine.
Blog is a poem by Emily Maguire called ‘The Borderline’ – HERE
Our Story is ‘Several Shades of T’ by Andrea Wright – HERE
Gallery showcases the Beauty of Diversity – HERE
WakeUp to facts about ‘trans’ – HERE
Climate Change updates on inspirational information by individuals – HERE
Elsewhere – News flows in to the website from inspirational actors, worldwide ..a splurge of sunflowers in the US, swathes of cloth designed and printed by Aborigine women, a photograph shaking us never to forget the daily oppression of Palestine, words most tender from artists, a ringing call from the Co- founder of Extinction Rebellion to farmers…ENCOURAGING US ALL TO ELEVATE, ON OUR IMAGINATIONS ! HERE
ABOUT ANDREA WRIGHT –
I was born male but struggled with my gender-identity for many years. On learning to accept myself as who I am, I initially accepted the label “transvestite”. As the years have passed, I’ve realised that it’s not a thing that’s simply about the clothes that I wear. So the label that I prefer these days is genderfluid (dictionary/gender-fluid). It’s not a perfect label, but nor is any other. Read more about Andrea in the Story.
TIA’S THEME FOR OUR SEPTEMBER EDITION is ”Living my life: dying my death” a personal reflection on of the Transit Lounge experience, lived by so many of us – offered by Anne Yarwood, creator & curator of TIA
Warm greetings to you all and I hope you enjoy ‘Several Shades of T – Unity within Diversity’.