While in Memphis last week, I met Suzie. I actually met her a few years back at the Food Co-Op where she and others sought to create an alternative community-based store.
This trip I got to know her some.
So wise, so warm, so powerful. I don’t think she is aware of the power she possesses.
When I saw Blue Citrus Hearts, the stellar, award winning film created by Morgan Jon Fox, (and co-directed by Suzie), she flooded the screen with an ancient transcendent power, a power that the world once knew in many societies where transgendered individuals served as shamans, seers, leaders and warriors.
There in Memphis, with or without an official title, she inspires the queer activists simply by being herself.