I wish I could crawl out of my skin, leave it behind and never look back. I am still trying to find the zipper on my body that can release me from this prison made of flesh. What if I could cut myself open, from my chin down between my breasts right over my navel and further down. Would I be able to slip out of my meat suit as easily as I would out of a jacket? I am tempted to try. If only I could peal back every layer, as if I was an onion, and toss it in the trash where it belongs. But I am not a reptile, I can’t shed myself from this skin. And so I deal and I try to make this cluster of cells my home and live with it. Because that’s really all I can do.
no shave november, no matter your gender
yay! it’s nov 21st, but better late than never.
This sums it up pretty nicely. Taken from this video, which I’d recommend watching.
men aren’t told to carry around weapons
men aren’t told to go to self defense classes
men aren’t told to only go out in groups
men aren’t told not to go out at a certain hour of the night
men aren’t told that they shouldn’t have a few drinks
men aren’t told that they shouldn’t wear certain articles of clothing
do you see where i’m going with this
Dad: Why do you think they do that?
Girl: Because the companies who make these try to trick the girls into buying the pink stuff instead of stuff boys want to buy. [x]
that awkward moment when a child understands the harm of forcing gender roles better than most grown male politicians.
tw for slurs, specifically transphobic ones
I’m the co-chair, and organizer for a local outreach program that was just started in my town to help queer kids and allies.
I put together some “info handouts” and we’re all really excited about them.
Please let me know if you have ideas for more, or how we should change them to be even more inclusive.
i wish my mom had this when i came out. she outed me to everyone in our family and then proceeded to tell me that i was only confused and how could i know that im really gay if ive never kissed a boy.