Taking a break
Just letting you know this blog is going on a hiatus.
I’m going on vacation for a week, which is great because I haven’t properly vacationed in over three years (basically since my mom died). My theme will be androgynous casual, with a mix-and-match of feminine and masculine clothes. It’s a family trip, so I’m not aiming to impress anyone.
I’m taking a break from blogging to enjoy my time away. While it’s true that I can set up a queue, it’ll mean Tumblr will be at the back of my mind (aka I’ll feel a desire to check it).
In fact, the hiatus might last longer than the vacation time. As much as I love the community, it’s still Tumblr (aka source of procrastination). I think I accomplished what I set out to do with this blog, and I want to thank all of you for being so passionate.
See ya later, folks.
because people seem to like it, here are gifs of the symbol with no background to use as you see fit:
my intention was to create a symbol for those who fall outside the lines of cis and trans* male and female; for the genderqueer and genderfluid; third gender and agender; etc.
it obviously relies on the mars and venus male and female gender symbols, and is a combination of them in the x: the + of the venus symbol rotated and the > of the male symbol, but the x also denounces them. x has become a symbol of the non-binary, in pronouns and titles; it seemed fitting here. its position on the circle deviates from the positions of the male, female, and trans* symbols, because it is not them, but is not meant to be above them.
this symbol is for anyone who identifies beyond male and female. use it well.
(Source: wienermeister, via genderfluidity)
The Difference Between Dysphoria and Negative Body Image
Most people understand body dysphoria as a dissonance between sense of self and body. But what does that mean?
Is dysphoria the same as feeling uncomfortable after gaining weight? Is it the same as hating your big honking nose? Or is there a fundamental difference between dysphoria and other feelings of bodily discomfort? I think about this quite often. Am I dysphoric about my hips, or do I just feel inadequate in a world where femaleness is defined as possessing childbearing hips? Am I dysphoric about my facial hair, or am I self-conscious because the rest of the world judges hairy women? When is discomfort over my body a result of testosterone poisoning, and when is it a desire to be more attractive? Is it possible to tell the two apart?
Ok, this is Wordpress once again spamming my Tumblr when I update tags on old posts, but I’m gonna leave it here anyway. This is currently my most popular post, and one I’m proud of.
Be very proud of this post because it explains the discomfort of dysphoria perfectly.
[image description: photo of fat queer nonbinary korean person wearing a black tank top and short denim shorts. they are sitting on a staircase looking somewhat demure.]
haha, you get a bonus photo! because i am wildly in love with this haircut. i’ve been lusting after it since i first saw in in fall of 2009…and i only finally decided to just go for it (after one botched DIY job). anyway, i’m in love & may never wear another hairstyle.
ha. who am i kidding. but for now i’m quite pleased.
also i love this photo b/c i look so innocent.
Good god. They are SO attractive. <3
I had to do a double take on the earrings. Awesome way to get pronouns out of the way.
On Neutrois and gender identity
You probably get some variation of this question all the time, but I’m going to ask it anyway. Am I even neutrois if I don’t care which binary sex people assume I am? I honestly don’t give a flip as long as they don’t try to force me to act a certain way. It’s more physical than social dysphoria that gets me.
Neutrois is a gender identity. What other people see you as is your social gender, which may or may not be different than your inner gender. Some neutrois people do not care which binary gender society perceives them as, others do try to shift it towards one over the other. Just like some trans* people transition physically but not socially, or socially but not physically, you can find comfort in any combination that suits you.
(Rebloggable by request)
This is a very good explanation, and I bolded a very good point.
Emotional First Aid - useful for dealing with anxiety/panic attacks/stress
When I talk about Emotional First Aid I mean simple, body-based practices that can help us shift from triggered, reactive states, into centered, creative states. I’ve put together a “kit” of these portable, easy-to-learn tools to soothe us when we are in crisis-mode, so we can make better choices.
As a person with frequent anxiety attacks, I appreciate this information and want to pass it on to others.
(Source: iemcanadian, via fuckyeahsexeducation)
Trans Positive News source
Trans News is a transsexual and transgender news source with a twist: all of our crowdsourced content is 100% transpositive news. From the biggest online media destinations to the most obscure personal blog, Trans News showcases the best trans positive news stories as voted up by our community.
Trans News is designed to be an uplifting part of your day, where you can discover and share breaking news from around the web that celebrates the lives and achievements of transsexual, transgender and gender variant people. Trans News is an important reminder that despite the negative news we’re so often bombarded with, there are a lot of really good, inspirational stories to be heard!
Seems to be built the same way as Fark, which is good because you can submit articles to be featured.