[Description: a spooned the fuck out selfie shows a brown trans boi with a side eye gaze. He has wily big black hair, a lip piercing. He wears a red paisley shirt & lays on a pillow with a blue robot on it. They aren’t “having it.”


Post-op night #3: again, sleep ain’t no good at night. Foot swelling peaked, from his toes to his hip feels like a live gnarled electric chord in a thunderstorm. Can’t sleep. Can’t think. How does pain become so brazen on a stationary body? Meds please kick in. If they do, it’ll feel only like a sunken gash, the way a clenched fist meets the plumage of a bruise. Can’t watch TV. Can’t eat. Just ride it out. Wait it out. There’s no crying tonight. Night #3. He’s noticing headaches, belly aches, the panging need to rattle/shake/deconstruct/hammer something, an even bigger need to push away or pull toward (depending on the scenario). Rain loves his arthritis forever. Kindred spirits aren’t always a blessing. He senses the drizzling gray clouds before they show face to his window sill. Maybe fresh juice to brighten his spirits & longer meditation tomorrow? Yes, do that. He craves soft palms on his face, wiggling toes without consequences. Not happening. Just get through it. You can. Grit your teeth. Grit your heart harder.] #sickanddisabledqueers #sickqueertimes #selfie #qpoc #qtipoc #qpoc #curmudgeonlyqueer #morningpages #SDQlove #supermoon #brownboi #boi #transmenofcolor #transmasculine #cripisolation #chronicpain

My brothers & me. One made ceviche from scratch & the other made fireball infused whiskey. It was that kind of night. [Description: three trans men of color are side by side with various shades of brown, sorts of fashion, & a range of smirking expressions.] #sickqueertimes #transmasculine #brownboi #boisofcolor #queerpeopleofcolor #translatino #qapi #spoonedoutandspectacular #qtpocsupremacy #transmenofinstagram #translivesmatter #qtpoc #qpoc #transpeopleofcolor #sickanddisabledqueers #transmenofcolor / Photo via @bettychantel “@aemiliusmilo_ramiez @brownroundboi @kityanpoet”

[Description: one bespectacled trans brown guy wears black collared shirt, beads, red patterned tie. Next to him, a queer brown femme lady wears a black sleeveless dress & red lipstick. They both are conspicuously in western clothes and conspicuously new yorker in style. I didn’t go with the kurta or the barong. | weekend adventures to Connecticut meant a jelly donut & a perfect iced latte acquired at grand central station, & more dancing. Me prior to event: “Shall I get a haircut, love? My hair is not event appropriate.” She: “It’s not just your hair. All that we are is not event appropriate. We’re queer.” The event was a lovely straight engagement party. lol. #qtpoc #qtipoc #boi #femme #desiqueer #queerpeopleofcolor #qpoc #qpocshoutouts #selfie #brownqueerlove #walanghiya #diasporicfeels #sickanddisabledqueers #sickqueertimes #transmenofcolor]

[#tbt- description: a group of queer and transgender indigenous, people of color (#qtipoc) take a groupie in Eugene, OR. They all have such big joyous smiles & it is almost in fact, too much cuteness. Photo courtesy of the groupie skills of @mightyfemme. Cc: @chove_sem_parar, @ryryelle, @inez_garcia_ortiz, @jktoshie, @webstersofia, @fayi14, @msbutton. | #qtipoc #qtpoc #tpoc #gendernonconforming #qpocshoutouts #qpoc #qapi #queerpeopleofcolor #boi #femme #transmenofcolor #sickanddisabledqueers #sickqueertimes #boichronicals #kaybarrett #queerbrownlove #qtpoclove]

[Description: two brown trans men sit and pose. The queer homo to the left has his arms crossed and wears a magenta snapback with a unicorn on it. The brown boi to the right has a floral snapback on. They both wear glasses and both expertizing their own varying degrees of pain.] I’m missing this guy, @aemiliusmilo_ramirez. Such the loving care support person, listener, & brother. It was so lovely and sweet to experience your support! I shall miss your waffle surprises, solid conversation on matters of various ideas from fashion to flirtation, & kindred #chosenfam #sdqlove time. Treat this one right, Toronto! #qtpoc #qtipoc #qpoc #boi #brownboi #transmenofcolor #queerbrownlove #sickanddisabledqueers #sickqueertimes #transmasculine #homeboi #sogay

[Description: a brown trans boi stands with a defiant look on his face. He has big dark glasses & a gray hat on. He wears a placard that says: “Trans Pin@y for Liberation.” To the left is text first in magenta & white “brown. round. boi / now booking 2011.” Next text below is in teal & white “info@kaybarrett.net /kaybarrett.net.” last text in sky blue & white reads, “poet. performer. educator. martial artist.”]


#TBT for 2011 promo and 3 years since my first foot surgery! Shit, I may reuse this. Politics have shifted since. Body has wobbled in directions I didn’t anticipate happening and the medical industrial complex feels brutal, but I’m still here. This was taken a couple months before my birthday right after my speech on disability justice & trans justice at Trans Day of Action. Critical context: I believe during the last surge of my Saturn’s Return. This topic could be a many post dedicated to the devastation, the pulp of stormy survival, but I’ll stick to basics. Y’all got your own swarthy narratives on this time, so y’know the bruises of spirit & the battle of ego, the many ice cream cartons eaten, the fumbles of future trying to straight jack you in the muhfuckin’ the jugular. Whether it was your job, your health, your love, universe be like “I’m gonna cackle all up in your grill til you get it!” End of story? I got it and I am stronger for it. What about you?


#saturnreturns #qtpoc #qtipoc #tdoa #queerpeopleofcolor #transdayofaction #qpoc #transgender #translivesmatter #gendernonconforming #transmasculine #culturalworker #transmenofcolor #boi #brownboi #qtpocsupremacy #sickanddisabledqueers #sickqueertimes #kaybarrett]

[Description: to left, a brown trans guy with big hair, glasses, orange & purple patterned shirt & tweed vest holds up a pomme frite way too excitedly. To the left a desi trans man with longer hair & black collared shirt, smiles half heartedly with a frite & dipping sauce. | My face over enthused and his face deeply underwhelmed. We can care for each other despite our apparent ideological differences. For our boi’s birthday at 1:30am, we closed out with pomme frites. Missed @sylent who pumpkined out with their boo. Anyway, #Pinoy kababayan discount, son! #pommefrites #nyc #eastvillage #carbsmorecarbsyes #qapi #potato #snack #transmasculine #transmenofinstagram #transmenofcolor #boichronicals]

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