"We are born naked and the rest is drag" -Ru Paul.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Olivia Love

There has been a lot of back and forth on the boards the last week involving my friend Olivia. I'm not going to go into the drama, or dynamics or politics of the situation, but just talk a little more about the personal side of it.

I have known Olivia for many years but only well for the last year or so. She is as beautiful and fun as her on screen persona would suggest, but has a very sweet and sensitive quality that is very human and endearing. She may be one of the biggest names in TS porn, but she does not act like a stereotypical star. She is nice and not full of herself at all. I always enjoy seeing her and think she is genuinely happy to see me too. She may be deaf, but she is amazingly expressive and communicative, so much so that after a while you forget she is deaf and recognize how limited you are using just words compared to the range of ways she gets her thoughts across. Her deafness has not limited her success or her happiness at all. People trying to define or exclude her as deaf hurt or limit her way more.

This pic is from this last Thursday. We ran into each other at Cobra and I drove her to Buddy Wood's house where we hung out until after 4 am, then I dropped Olivia off at her house before scooting to where I was staying just as the sun was starting to come up. Soundlessly


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