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Smith College, the largest of the all-female Seven Sisters schools, is changing its policy to accept transgender women. The new policy, which takes effect for those applying this fall, followed a year of study. The women’s college had previously asked undergraduates to have consistently identified as female since birth.

Beginning this fall, the women’s college will consider students who identify as female

Smith College will now admit transgender women.

Smith College, one of the largest women’s colleges in the United States, will now admit transgender women.

The new admissions policy, announced Saturday, makes Smith the sixth women’s college in the U.S. — in addition to Mount Holyoke, Simmons, Mills, Bryn Mawr and Wellesley colleges — to make similar policy reversals. But the work of trans inclusion at women’s colleges isn’t over yet.

BREAKING NEWS: Smith College will now accept transgender female applicants

Beginning this fall, the women’s college will consider students who identify as female

“Smith College, the largest of the all-female Seven Sisters schools, is changing its policy to accept transgender women.

The new policy, which takes effect for those applying this fall, followed a year of study. The women’s college had previously asked undergraduates to have consistently identified as female since birth.

Smith President Kathleen McCartney and board Chair Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard said in announcing the change on Saturday since Smith’s founding, “concepts of female identity have evolved.”

Smith will not admit students who were born female but identify as male.

Other women’s colleges, including Mount Holyoke and Wellesley, also have changed their policies to admit transgender women.

The advocacy group GLAAD said it worked with Smith alumnae for the change. GLAAD President and CEO Kate Ellis said Smith joins a growing number of colleges that “respect and afford equal opportunity to all women.”

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4 unforgettable moments from Janet Mock’s must-watch interview with Oprah 

Janet Mock brought her “realness” to the season finale of Super Soul Sunday on OWN on Sunday. In her first interview with Oprah, the New York Times bestselling author, MSNBC host and transgender activist talked candidly about gender identity and living her truth in a way that honors the complexity of life — and in doing so, proved why she’s become such a powerful voice for women everywhere.

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being a transgender student with ASD is not fun at all. dysphoria is not fun. anxiety and meltdowns caused by ASD are not fun as they make it incredibly difficult to function in certain situations like, at all, which limits the availability of part time jobs to fit in around study severely because there are environments which this disorder literally does not let me work in no matter how much i try

but the aforementioned dysphoria obviously makes me want/need to transition and like

a combination of these things means i won’t be able to afford typical transition stuff

and like i hate doing this. i really do. the donate button on my blog makes me uncomfortable because it loads before everything else and it’s the first thing anybody sees but i have no choice right now, i started a redbubble so at least i’d be doing something productive and i made a post about voice acting commissions but that never took off. so i’m asking as a last resort, like, if anybody has any amount of money they could help me with that wouldn’t like, hurt you or deprive you of something you want if you gave it away, could you maybe donate it

any excess will be passed on to other transition funds

my paypal email is dajo42tumblr@gmail.com 

i’m sorry for doing this i posted something like this once before and i still don’t like doing it but i don’t know what else to do when nowhere is hiring or even will hire someone with my nature of disability

Things are starting to get really bad and I need your help. I don’t like to ask for help but I need a way out. I just can’t do this much longer.

My name is Jaime and I’m a non-binary trans boy. I mostly identify as male, but partly agender. With the help of my partner I’ve been able to begin escaping the shackles of repressing my identity and I’ve begin slowly socially transitioning for about a year and a half now. The process has been arduous and slow, but I’m making some headway. Unfortunately, as is the case with many young trans people, one of the largest obstacles is family.

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9273) My mother recently found out that I am transgender.

Her first words? “You can’t” As if she actually had a say in the matter. I’m sorry mama but I am your daughter. The son you thought you had never existed.

Like these questions about nb AMABs are really showing that we need to ACTIVELY do better.

DFABs need to do better in supporting our nb siblings

We are not the only nb people, we are not the only narrative, but we are the most visible one and we need to use that to uplift those of us who are not visible.

I’m talking about nb dmabs, brown nb people, disabled nb people, fat nb people.

You see something that showcases nonbinary folks and its just masculine dfabs and in flannel who are all white?  SAY SOMETHING

Every time.

Reblog pictures of varying nb people.

You hear transmisogyny going on? SMASH IT

Educate yourself about it more and smash it within yourself.

We are not the only narrative but we’re the one that gets shown and that is not okay at all.

We need to do better.

-Mod Virgil