Tom Wendigo’s Therapy and Surgery

I’m Thomas (still ‘Laura’ on my documents), an Italian Ftm who started his transition 2 years ago and I’m about to start my teraphy within few months.

The transition in Italy works this way: you have to go to the psychologist every 2 weeks to receive the permission to start hormone therapy. When I started the sessions I had a job and I could pay for my sessions (which costed around 620€ per year), but then in October 2013 I was forced to dismiss because customers couldn’t pay me anymore.
Well, I must admit I was happy at first: that 8 to 5 office job was really stressful, since I’m a digital artist, a graphic, and a video editor, but I couldn’t find a job in my field so I had to take the first one available.

My art page is here: https://www.facebook.com/ElephantWendigo

Anyway, at the end of 2013 I was hired by a small Californian publisher: it was my first contract for a comic series and it’s still going!
I’m really happy about it but, again, I still can’t make a living by art.

I even opened a Patreon page  for my art, sold my posters and comics to national conventions, participated in many profit projects, and I opened commissions on my deviantART page , but it’s still not enough to become a freelance in my country. Too many taxes and you need to be famous or nobody will invest money/time on you.
I’m currently working at 2 artbooks, 3 comics and submitting special artworks and tutorials on my Patreon page.

The problem is I’m depressed: it’s normal when you’re about to start Testosterone Therapy, they said, but it’s still a problem when you have tight scheduling and you can’t work because of dark thoughts or the constant feeling you’re not good enough.
And yet the money is never enough: each month I have to pay my psychologist sessions and medical examinations. Last month I paid 300€ in all for my therapy + sessions, which is a huge amount, and next months could be worse.

I hate begging for money and I won’t do that, EVER: what I’m asking you is, if you can, to support my art (comment, fav, share, whatever!) and works through Patreon , DeviantART , Tumblr  or Facebook , buy a commission, or just share this page.
My waiting list for commissions is open and it’s here .


Thank you in advance for everything. You’re amazing!

Much love.♥


Thomas W. Schaller (American, based Venice, CA, USA) - 1: Fog On The Tiber, Rome, 2014  2: Dreams Of The Dordogne, 2012  3: Manhattan Beach Pier, 2010  4: Horyuji Temple - Nara, 2011  5: Ponte Fabricius - Rome, 2011  6: From St. Paul’s, London, 2010  7: Great Hall, Ellis Island, 2010  8: Night In The City, 2013  9: Black Dog  10: Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, 2011   Paintings: Watercolors


Adrian Ghenie presents Darwin’s Room at the 56th Venice Biennale opening this weekend May 9 at the Romanian Pavilion. Curated by Mihai Pop, Darwin’s Room is a selection of paintings organized across three rooms, each room and the works therein represent a theme: The Tempest, The Portrait Gallery (Self-portrait as Charles Darwin), and The Dissonances of History.

Images: Adrian Ghenie, Persian Miniature (2013); Adrian Ghenie, Darwin and the Satyr (2014) 


Taylor Swift attending the Met Gala throughout the years: 2010 - 2011 - 2013 - 2014. 

Taylor will not be attending tonight.

fashion and the trans aesthetic
by harinef | part iv: current editorial

juliana huxtable
“last exit to brooklyn” by mario sorrenti
styled by mel ottenberg
purple fall fall 2013

i love purple. good old-fashioned “downtown cool” is its end, but its means change with the times. if mario sorrenti’s “last exit to brooklyn” romanticizes some “cool/gritty” vision of pre-giuliani new york, it has no choice but to embody this nostalgia through a cast of present-day new yorkers who will never know that mythical city–and probably never care.

i also love julianahuxtable. she’s one of my favorite artists, and a pillar of the trans community. her demeanor in this image confronts ottenberg’s retro-kink styling, sorrenti’s black & white. she forces her representation into the present, staring down nostalgia that may or may not serve her in the here-and-now. i’ve talked to juliana about fashion: participating in fashion, embodying fashion for others. i’ve learned from her ambivalence–from her refusal to participate in what doesn’t serve, respect, or fortify her.

sorrenti and ottenberg are up to something tricky: something which transcends nostalgia through embodying it. their work invokes history in order to break with it. indeed: “last exit to brooklyn” is no gesamtkunstwerk, but a keen pastiche of identities in the new york context…whatever that means.

anonymous asked:

is there such thing as being racist to whites?


Why Reverse Racism Doesn’t Exist




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honestly though like you can 100% tell the difference between 2009-2012 homestuck fanart and 2013-2015 because back in the day every troll was drawn skinny. and now. we got fat trolls. and gosh dang the new gen homestuck have really changed the game i am so impressed


My Top Ten School Revenge/School Shooting Movies

Honorable Mentions: State’s Evidence (2006)  and White Rabbit (2013)

10. The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

“A woman’s survivor’s guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.“

9. Home Room (2002)

“A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.“

8. Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999)

“Derwin and Derick, Neo-Nazis, plan to commit a school shooting and kill themselves after a sick joke by the school jocks.“

7. The Dirties (2013)

“Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn’t joking.“

6. Klass (2007)

“An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers’ honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.“

5. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

“Kevin’s mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.“

4. Elephant (2003)

“Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.“

3. Zero Day (2003)

“Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.“

2. April Showers (2009)

“A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence.“

1. Bang Bang You’re Dead (2002)

“Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.“

Bay-headed Tanager (male) - Tangara gyrola

The Bay-headed Tanager, Tangara gyrola (Passeriformes - Thraupidae), is a vibrantly-colored, tropical bird that occurs in Costa Rica, Panama, and in much of northern South America. This species is highly variable geographically, with no fewer than nine recognized subspecies, making it one of the most phenotypically diverse of all Tangara tanagers.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Alex Vargas | Locality: Costa Rica (2013)