cassidy campbell said her legs shook with nervousness as she stood at a podium next to her mother. then, when she was named marina high homecoming queen, she dropped to her knees and broke into tears. friends began hugging her. the crowd chanted her name.
“if i win it would mean that the school recognizes me as the gender i always felt i was,” cassidy had said before her homecoming, held on septemeber 20. “it seemed like a dream,” she reflected the day after. “this is a huge step for the transgender community.”
during her freshman year, cassidy started watching youtube videos made by transgender women. “they were so unique, so different and beautiful,” the 16 year old said. “that’s when i started thinking this could be an option for me.” the teen’s now on hormone blockers and taking estrogen injections prescribed by an endocrinologist (third photo).
"if marina high school is to make high profile news during its homecoming week this year," principal paul morrow said in a statement, "then we are proud that the message is one of equity and individual respect."
Hey it’s Cassidy! It’s weird seeing one of my peers going around tumblr. I’m very proud to attend this high school.
i feel you jackie, but its nice to be proud of my high school for once
flower language has always been an intense source of disappointment for me
like, they all mean really generic things like “love” or “forever” or “i’m sorry”
i thought you could combine flowers
like you could just send someone a bouquet and from the combination of hibiscus and posies and tulips they’d understand “the rebel leader is dead, rendezvous at the docks at 8, bring the dog, you will need lighter fluid and a large tomato”
I really hope no one’s answered this for you yet, I saw this and got so excited that my obscure knowledge base might come into use. I had to stretch a few flowers so to speak but Victorian flower language allows for alteration in meaning depending on colour, fruit, flower, bud, steam, leaves and thorns, so I didn’t feel I was too far out of line. This message would work best as two bouquets bound together. First red Nasturtium with no leaves (red denotes a leader, the nasturtium a patriot) mixed with white or red Mask Flowers (rebellion, red if you want to emphasize fighting, white martyrdom) around Cypress (death). Then Chick weed (rendezvous) and Blue Convolvulus (night) surrounded by eight White Popular Leaves (symbolises the time: eight), Yellow Iris (flame, and a flower that grows by rivers) and Yellow Prarie Dock Flowers (this was closest I could find to docks)and one large Tomato Leaf, all bound in Dogwood Bark. Dogwood represents deceit, but as far as I could find the bark wasn’t used symbolically, and as you referred to the dog instead of a dog, I thought it was likely the pun should be a dead giveaway.
So there’s your rebel message!
i can’t fucking believe this
Stands up and applauses loudly.
how the fuck could you do that without getting caught
They like hid hours before the visiting thing closed and climbed up and they’re in jail now but they said it was worth it
its ridiculous how bright that city is geez