Aiya Van Kooten everyone
When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.
“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.
This is the best story of my life
“Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!!
Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!
This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and it turned out he was ex-military, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.
So in summary:
This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.
Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.
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I am nine months on testosterone. Thank you for all of your love and support.
Jerre B. Fine
Last Sunday, I searched Etsy for anything vintage queer/trans/gay/lesbian. These cuties are from 1910 in Eugene, Oregon. You know, personal & private photographs are where the bulk of our queer history comes from. I don’t know anything about these people other than the way they make me feel a part of something bigger than myself. #queerhistory #vintagequeer
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[Image: This is a photo of author Rachel McKibbens. She is a Latina…
She is brilliant
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