But we talked about how wisdom is knowing that peacekeeping and peace making are two different things.
We talked about how people pleasing is often a human weakness, and how wisdom is making a plan in advance to work with our weaknesses.
She does this almost single-handedly given the dearth of trans stars.
is so compulsively captivating that it feels less like a show and more like a life event: I didn't so much watch it as I felt it happening.
Full disclosure: I've known Laverne for about five years and interviewed her several times when I worked at VH1. Fuller disclosure: I couldn't be prouder of her success. I don't know if it's about me being trans, but maybe. I think really it comes from like a desire to want to be in control of how you're represented. I was looking at some stills from the show that are up online.
[In the past] I was like, "When I am successful, I'm going to look differently. And that will equal me being successful." And then I was looking at myself with all the imperfections that I see, and still people are relating to this character, people are connecting to her. So I'm on this show that is kind of a hit now and I don't look like Beyoncé.
So the three of us dreamed up inevitable awkward situations, and together we thought of sentences he could say that would buy him time but not alienate him from his friends or make anyone feel like he was judging them.
We also tried to weave in humor to make sure his responses would be in keeping with his personality.