"I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."
It’s really important to me to describe all the medical & psychological professionals that I’m forced to deal with because I’m trans solely as “gatekeepers” (as opposed to “doctors,” “nurses,” and “psychologists”).
I’m not visiting/paying these people for their advice on my mental or physical health, I’m paying/visiting them because I don’t have autonomy over my body. Medicalization holds me their hostage. They are not accountable to me, I am accountable to them. The power dynamic in our relationship is completely polarized in their favor.
Cape Town’s Steam Punk/Vintage Inspired Coffee House
Truth Coffee shop in Cape Town, South Africa offers an incredibly designed space mixing vintage with steam punk themes. The coffee house resembles an industrial warehouse filled with unusual contraptions including metal piping, wire mesh and old machinery. The design focuses around a cast iron vintage roaster drum which creates a stronger flavored coffee than regular steel drums. There is an attention to detail here that is key to this coffee house’s amazing atmosphere. Visually inspired coffee drinking at its best.
And here’s the MtF version, finally. Sorry if it’s a little bit too caricatural /: (Well, in some ways it has to be, for the clarity of the message) I hope it represents fairly well how you girls feel (:
Once again, it’s royalties-free and you can use it in any way you want !
By the way, for the first time I took a look at the mtf tag, and I was amazed at how pretty all of you look (: And also, here’s my best luck to every trans girl and woman out there !
*whispers* why does the male version has 2.000 notes and this one only 200
Reblog for your sisters, reblog for every trans girl in this world, they’re all perfect and amazing!
*whispers* you know why
*shouts* YES I KNOW THE REASON, THAT’S WHY I WANT IT TO HAVE THOUSANDS OF NOTES!
Earlier this month, artist Andy Warner illustrated a comic for the Center for Constitutional Rights, highlighting Lively’s exploits in Uganda. His comic, originally posted on the Huffington Post, is reproduced in full below. With the passage of the anti-gay law, the comic is more relevant than ever: according to Warner, now several of the people featured below “are fearing an imminent witch hunt.”
Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obsessive eating disorder, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating disorder.
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- Keep a record of meals, thoughts and feelings
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I’m aware that some of my followers are recovering from EDs, and I want them to know about this in case it helps them even a little bit.
this is actually really awesome. Please check this out if you need it!
Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.
As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.
Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.
Jared Leto has been winning multiple awards for playing the transgender character of Rayon in the film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The transgender community has then watched him throw them under the bus.
1. LETO: "It was the role of a lifetime," he said. "It was an incredible thing to represent this…
a guide directed for FTM transition was already posted, so I pulled up some old links I had bookmarked for dmab/transgender women to aid transition!
sewing pattern for silicone bead forms
low budget diy breast forms [video]
creating cleavage with bras [video]
"illusion" cleavage with makeup [video]
tucking and creating gaffe [video]
tucking forum and thread
wigs and hair
quality low budget wigs
cute hairstyles on pinterest
more cute short femme hair
hairstyle guide & beauty
tutorials for beginners
quality makeup for less money
ask mod li about makeupEDIT: It has been brought to my attention that susansplace can potentially have triggering material and users. Please proceed with caution.
imagine a film starring laverne cox, lupita nyong’o, and lucy liu. im not sure what it would be about but i would sell my soul to see it
the complete set of posters, made by students at New College of Florida.
proceeds to print out and plaster these everywhere
Why not let actual queer people play the parts of queer people
Steve McQueen y’all! His joy is infectious. Though he didn’t win Best Director personally, 12 Years A Slave won Best Picture at The 86th Academy Awards. Lupita Nyong’o won Best Actress In A Supporting Role as well and John Ridley won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Chiwetel Ejiofor didn’t win the Best Actor in a Lead Role though. I wish he would’ve. He is profound in this film.
It’s one of the most beautifully brilliant and devastating films I’ve ever seen in my life as a Black woman; so much so that I have a moratorium on discussing it online. I only do offline with people I know and trust. I’ve only seen it once and…I am still not okay. However it deserved the award for sure. Every element came together for that film.
Congrats to them all. ❤