I just read that quote, Ma'ayan, and I love it. I love the challenge of trying to be sure I mean what I say in public spaces. I'm also terrified of it, and it's the major reason I'm so circumspect online. I'd like to work on being more expressive and confident though.
I'm almost done with the Dean Spade. Two chapters from the end. Here's a nice tidbit on making queer/trans law reform more strategic: "Using legal reform requires a careful, reflective analysis in each instance of the potential impact on the survival of trans populations. For example, we will have to ask ourselves, Is this change merely symbolic, or will it prevent trans poverty, criminalization, deportation, and death"