Remember: natural disasters are no excuse for intolerance and violence against the transgender population.
I turned to my boss at the same time as she did to me. “Did you feel that?” For 30 seconds, we felt the building shake. Her plant did not stop moving for another minute. As someone who was in the city at the time of 9/11, shakes and tremors are not something I take lightly. I looked outside my 23rd floor window. There was no panic in the streets, which was comforting.
The building announcement on the P.A. system was not comforting. The voice said the building indeed shook and management was investigating. A minute later: “The shaking was citywide; I repeat, citywide.” Not comforting at all.
Traditional news media was not updated, so naturally I looked to Facebook to tell me what happened. Statuses from friends all over and down to DC reported an tremor, then an earthquake.
The best status of the day, simply because it relieved the tension, Continue reading