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A picture of Rep Newman (right) & her daughter Evie (left) at Chicago Pride 2019 (Photo Credit: Rep Marie Newman)

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Joy to me, is embodying a failure to “perform” gender. It is trusting myself to know that I have the power to show up as I am, in all of my fullness, all of my softness, and make sure that the people around me can embody that feeling as well.

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