Last night, my stutter returned.
….I hate this.
At this point of the movie I was in tears. You can see the way she crumbles, how the weight of everything, of all the cruel words finally pulling her down and destroying her. It’s like she’s trying to stop the demons from howling. And you can see her trying to talk herself out of it…but there’s nothing left. Nothing. Nothing to hold on to. To live for. And you feel hopeless. And I’ve been there so many times before. Trying to talk yourself out of suicide. Because words hurt. They can kill.
Think before you speak.
this movie is intense,(via
What movie is this I see it all the time and I want to watch it D:
One of the BEST ad campaigns about representation I have seen.
Everyone has a backbone. Use yours.
Anne and I just decorated our graduation caps and I’m so pleased with mine.
The other day I had the privilege of asking a practicing Buddhist (one who has been practicing for 30 years) for his thoughts on any subject. The others who were there all had interesting questions of their own (How do Buddhists view abortion? How much negative karma is generated…
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. May 17, 2013.
|Anxiety:||Nothing, just wanted to worry you today.|
|Anxiety:||Hey your boyfriend/girlfriend didn't text you back, they're probably with someone else right now.|
|Anxiety:||Oh your best friend hasn't spoken to you today either. They're probably sick of your shit.|
|Anxiety:||Your parents said they're really proud of you..do you honestly believe that?|
|Anxiety:||Where do you see yourself in a year? Oh wait, you can barely get through a day!|
|Anxiety:||Will you ever rise to anything?|
|Anxiety:||Or are you always this pathetic? Lol|
|Me:||Why can't you leave me alone!?|
|Anxiety:||Because messing with your head is what I live for.|
So, I was asked to make a Transgender 101 presentation/PDF for Three3littlebirds, that she would show her class. I ended up making this presentation, and I thought I’d show you fine folks what the end result turned out to be.
Over 700,000 Americans identify as transgender, and often face discrimination battles with using public bathrooms. JustBathroomSigns.com has launched new gender-inclusive bathroom signs to provide equal access to people of all identities.
The new signs help alleviate the distress that transgender citizens may endure while choosing the public facility best for them. Along with male and female symbols, the signs feature different symbolic representations to show variety and inclusivity. Inspired by a sign from the Parsons School of Designs, the sign’s language reads, “Anyone can use this restroom, regardless of your gender identity or expression.”
The issue of restroom access for transgender people is a hotly debated issue. In recent weeks, Arizona Representative John Kavanagh proposed a bill that prohibited people from entering public restrooms, showers, dressing rooms, or lockers if the designated sex of the facility did not match the biological gender on their birth certificate. The bill is still currently being contested. An Idaho transgender woman was cited for trespassing for using a female bathroom in a grocery store.
Psychotherapist Jean Malpas, the Director of the Gender and Family Project for the Ackerman Institute for the Family, gave insight into the public inclusion of gender-inclusive bathroom signs. “I noticed that the ‘The Modern,’ the restaurant attached to the Museum of Modern Art, had an all gender bathroom, and nobody, younger and older, male and female patrons, seemed to mind at all.”
In response to the signage, Malpas favors a gender-inclusive representation. “The point is that gender depends on one’s identity, and not on the sex they were born in or assigned at birth.”
To view the signs, visit http://www.justbathroomsigns.com/transgender-signs
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/07/5400354/gender-inclusive-restroom-signs.html#storylink=cpy
And closing it again is long and painful, a bit more each time.
It always gets better until it gets worse again. I’m just frustrated because things are moving too slow for me and I just want to start to live. It will get better, it has to.
Heya, guys. Sorry this isn’t Fashion Friday-related, but I thought it would be useful to the recent anon and more. I’ve got it tucked away because my mom believes in the same myths.
Thanks for everything you do here, and stay awesome.Our response: thanks! This is definitely relevant.
So, I haven’t made a post in a while due to the fact that I’ve just been fucking lazy as shit and also in a kinda cruddy mood so I didn’t want to be a jerk via tumblr….
but good things have happened.
One; about two weeks ago I gave up on the notion of trying to loose weight the wrong way and am now working with myself to work out, eat right, and ignore my feelings of trying to throw up everything.
Two; since I have gained lots of weigh I no longer fit into one of the binders I had, a really nice one, and to stop keeping it in storage with no use I gave it to a friend who apparently was about to buy one (even though he’s low on cash) and he was very happy because it fit him better than he’s ever fit into one :)
Three; this weekend was my senior prom. It was awesome. While I wore a dress and got a corsage and stuff, I have to say, my boyfriend made sure I was comfortable. I danced the night away with friends then got to spend the night cuddled with Jon. Definitely memorable.
So yeah, things are getting better-ish.
Almost done with school and getting ready for college. New York, here I come!