Tomorrow Will Be Different {A Book a Day 5}

Do you know a transgender person?

In her book, Tomorrow Will Be Different, Sarah McBride quotes activist Faye Seidler as saying that according to some polls, more Americans said they had seen a ghost than knew a transgender person.

We often fear what we don’t know or haven’t seen.

If you read Sarah McBride’s story, you will feel you know her. (Sarah is now a member of the Delaware Senate, making her the first openly transgender state senator in the country.)

I was amazed at the vulnerability with which Sarah shares in her book. And I was inspired by her courage and tenacity. Sarah is working to make the world a more equitable place for all human beings.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ghost, but a few of my friends are transgender and non-binary people. They matter to me. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Don’t we all?

“None of us know how long we have, but we do have a choice in whether we love or hate.”
– Sarah McBride

Tomorrow Will Be Different

More Quotes from Tomorrow Will Be Different

“Each of us has a deep and profound desire to be seen, to be acknowledged, and to be respected in our totality. There is a unique kind of pain in being unseen.”

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“Transgender people shouldn’t be treated with dignity because of how some of us look; we should be treated with dignity because we are human beings.”

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“If our pursuit of equality is built on the ability of some of us to blend in, then we will leave many of the most marginalized behind.”

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“Our empathy should require us to acknowledge the plight of others in both its similarities to ours and in its differences.”

You are on Day #5 of the series, A Book a Day {Nonfiction Favorites}.

Each day of February 2023 I’ll be recommending one book a day from my favorite nonfiction books.

The Table of Contents for all 28 books is here, updated daily.

A Book a Day: Nonfiction Favorites

Bittersweet” {Book 4}

Atlas of the Heart” {Book 6}

8 thoughts on “Tomorrow Will Be Different {A Book a Day 5}

  1. Anita Ojeda

    Another fascinating book selection, Lisa! I have about six former students who are transgender or non-binary, and I’m always looking for ways to love them better. I’m going to have to start going to the library again in order to afford being able to read all of your books!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      The library has been my saving grace. This was a library book, as are most of the books I read! 🙂

      Your students are so blessed to have someone like you as their teacher and guide in life, Anita. Truly.

  2. Liz Dexter

    I’ve seen a ghost AND I know trans and nonbinary people! Fortunately there have been some great books on trans history and the trans lived experience in the UK, “Trans Britain” and “The Transgender Issue” being two good ones. They have greatly aided my understanding.

  3. Crystal Green

    Wow. This sounds like a wonderful book to read. I do not know any transgender people personally (That I know of!) But this has been something that so many people have had to hide that it wouldn’t surprise me to know that I may already know one.
    However, I will say I agree that we ALL deserve to be treated equally. If we would love more rather than make judgements on things that don’t make up a person as a whole we’d find we live in a better world.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      You make a great point that we may all know more transgender people than we’re aware of because they’ve had to conceal themselves. I hope that our culture will grow to be more loving of all people so no one feels they need to hide for their own protection. Thanks for your comment, Crystal!

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