Firsts in 2017

Since Trump was elected, I have dedicated my free time to opposing his regime. I have made new friends, expanded my horizons, learned to announce my preferred pronouns. After a year of struggle, I paused with the New Year to reflect on all that had passed.

2017 was a big year of firsts for me.

First time saw a total eclipse.

First time joining an activist group.

First time organizing a demonstration.

First time at the front of Gay Pride march

First time projecting messages onto the UN building.

First time acting (voice over in video).

First time doing media relations.

First time casting a singer, K Sloan singing the Star-Spangled Banner at a protest.

First time interviewed by TV.

First time on BBC (web site).

First time in the Guardian.

First time on CBS radio.

First time in documentary.

First time in podcast.

First time as de facto art director.

First time on executive committee of political club.

First time marshaling a protest.

First time wearing Naked Trump suit in Village Halloween Parade.

First time crashing a board meeting.

First time escorted out of a building by security.

First time giving class on electronic security for activists.

First time scuba diving with my son.

First time divorced.

For my resolution for 2018, keep turning into the wind and facing the storm.


Network engineer by day, activist by night, and I try my best to have some fun along the way.

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