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***With a House Government Oversight Committee hearing coming up on Tuesday regarding the Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action hosted by the Ames district, we wanted to refresh everyone on what happened.***

Ames Middle School students will not dodge the indoctrination bullet come Feb. 1-5. Those students will also endure a lesson during the BLM week that is trans-affirming as well as queer affirming.

These students participate in a Seattle Public School lesson where they build their background around gender identities and gender identities through a music video called “I Am Her.”

Diamond is a transgender activist. Diamond robbed a convenience store at 20 years old at gunpoint to pay for gender affirmation surgery.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Chorus: Shea Diamond]
There’s an outcast in everybody’s life
And I am her (I am her)
There’s a shadow in everybody’s front door
And I am her (I am her)
There’s a dark cloud in everybody’s sunlight
And I am her (I am her)
Oh no, I am her
[Verse 1: Shea Diamond]
All that glitters isn’t gold
At least that’s what I’ve been told
I’ve got so many issues and problems that I go through
Sometimes I can’t sleep at night
If I hide my face, heaven forbid
It wouldn’t be the worst thing that I ever did
It’s a hell of a world that we’re living in
James 2:10, a sin is a sin
Don’t look at me immediately
And whisper behind my back thinking I’m naive
That’s my southern hospitality
Tolerates more BS than even I can believe
[Chorus: Shea Diamond]
There’s an outcast in everybody’s life
And I am her (I am her)
There’s a dark cloud in everybody’s sunlight
And I am her (I am her)
There’s a shadow in everybody’s front door
And I am her (I am her)
Oh no, I am her
[Verse 2: Shea Diamond]
Your ignorance leaves a hell of a stench
The aroma lingers on generations have known
Ain’t it ironic, the smarter we get
The less we understand ’bout the simplest shit
I am Shea, she is me
We get down with our bad selves
Figuratively
Don’t care too much what other people say
I get along swell by my goddamn self
Never asked for no-one’s philosophy
It’s obvious I’m proud of me
Yeah, yeah-yeah
[Chorus: Shea Diamond]
There’s an outcast in everybody’s life
And I am her (I am her)
There’s a dark cloud in everybody’s sunlight
And I am her (I am her)
There’s a shadow in everybody’s front door
And I am her (I am her)
Oh no, I am her

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/shea-diamond-i-am-her-lyrics.html

The middle school students will learn under some guiding principles.

One of those principles is that they free themselves from the “tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise.”

Another principle is to work to dismantle cisgender privilege.

Author: Jacob Hall