age transition

Mchanzo NextGen Family - Meet the fam!

Their baby is an adopted baby girl, who they named Jinora Riko Mccree Shimada. She’s very spoiled with cowboy themed clothes and toys, which Hanzo disapproves of, but secretly loves the smile on his daughter’s face when he see’s her grin when Jesse gets her a pony of her own. The pony’s name is Isabel.
Model Teddy Quinlivan comes out as transgender
She felt “a great sense of urgency” to speak out in America's current climate.

Model Teddy Quinlivan came out this week as a transgender woman, saying the current political climate inspired her to be public about her gender identity.

Now 23, Teddy says she began her transition at age 16, but has been presenting as a cisgender woman in the fashion world for fear of hurting her career. But a growing number of transgender models have paved the way for inclusion and acceptance in the industry, and she felt the time was right.

The 23-year-old Massachusetts native, who also walked for the likes of Carolina Herrera and Diane Von Furstenberg this week, said she felt “a great sense of urgency” given a recent spate of anti-trans violence, as well as the various ways in which President Donald Trump’s administration has rolled back rights for transgender Americans.

“We made an amazing progression under the Obama administration, and since the new administration took office there’s been a kind of backlash,” she said. “There’s been violence against transgender people ― particularly transgender women of color ― since before I even knew what transgender was. I’m very fortunate to be in [a] position [that] I never really thought I would be. It’s really important to take advantage of a time like this.” […]

“I think one of the ways we can help people in the trans community is to give them a platform,” she told CNN. “The fashion industry dictates what’s in fashion, what’s cool, what’s acceptable. It’s not just about who’s walking fashion shows … it’s about who’s on every newsstand in the country.”

Congratulations and thank you for this important moment, Teddy. 

Color Correspondences

As an artist I found color correspondences on this site to be so USEFUL, except they’re missing so much! The more I dug the more it seemed that way across the board. I didn’t feel for my practice that bright red and dark red evoked the same reaction, so I opted to make my own correspondence list. 

Every color on this doc was carefully selected to be representative of that “group” of colors, ie. bright pink or neon blue, with each color including an hex code that best sums up that color group. Color correspondences were taken not only from pre-existing materials, but from research (still ongoing) surrounding that color. This includes areas the color is found in nature, art or the world, as well as emotional responses evoked in myself.  Found Here (My Correspondences Doc, which includes many sources used for colors!)

For my practice this list is used across candles, fiber and art. 


Pastel Pink - ffd2da:  for compassion, nurturing, love, youth, good health in children
Pink - f3c3ca:  for compassion, vitality, nurturing, femininity, friendship, affection, protection for children, mercy
Bright Pink - f4468d:  for youth, joy, social/interpersonal success, high energy
Bright Red - ff0000:  for anger, vitality, ego, survival, war, danger, impulse
Red - bb0f0f:  for passion, lust, health, strength, love, mercy, stubbornness
Dark Red - 5d0707:  for lust, anger, conflict, obsession, courage, burning
Maroon - 800000:  for passion, lust, drama, courage
Wine - 7d1920:  for lust, conflict, vigor, desire, relationships, creativity
Peach - ffdab9:  for vitality, peace, sweet natures/intentions, creativity
Salmon - f96b46:  for fertility, survival, healing of emotions


Pastel Orange - f8a654:  for success, rhythm, phases, intellectual matters, overcoming addiction, fun, kindness
Copper - b87333:  for money, business success, career goals
Orange - ffa500:  for creativity, joy, ambition, intellectual matters, business, vitality, enthusiasm, encouragement, celebration, changes, fire
Blood Orange - fa7415:  for good self and emotional expression, joy, adaptability, fun, transitions, warmth
Neon Orange - ff9933:  for joy, safety, warnings, action, unexpected/large expenses, vitality, technology
Dark Orange - db6414:  for ambition, action, justice, technology, warnings, distractions, fire
Burnt Orange - b34a00:  for legal matters, business goals/decisions, disassociation, deceit, aging, wisdom, transitions, burning, warmth  


Pastel Yellow - ffff75:  for happiness, memory, learning, persuasion, inspiration, mornings, new beginnings
Yellow - ffff4c:  for intellect, happiness, pleasure, imagination, sun, learning, inspiration, air, communication
Neon Yellow - ffff00:  for annoyances, sun, masculinity, lack of control
Dark Yellow - fbca1a:  for intellect, memory, learning, monetary success, travel, communication
Gold - ffdf00:  for pleasure, luxury, success, persuasion, ego, masculinity, attraction, prosperity, narrow mindedness, sun


Pastel Green - c4fb7a:  for emotional/physical healing, manifestation, fertility, freshness
Lime Green - 9cd707:  for luck, ending frustration, manifestation, envy
Green - 008000:  for growth, luck, jealousy, earth, plants, fertility, freshness, nature, insight, clarity
Dark Green - 113006:  for prosperity, growth, earth, forests, acceptance, nature
Olive Green - 535629:  for money, greed, obstacles, earth
Neon Green - a3f930:  for obstacles, jealousy, toxicity, obnoxious obstacles, envy, high energy
Seafoam Green - 8ae19a:  for fertility, creativity, calmness, acceptance


Pastel Blue - ccf5f5:  for peace, spirituality, tranquility, awareness, cold nature, cleansing, birth, creativity
Blue Grey/Slate - 497090:  for tranquility, awareness, clouded judgement, cold nature, nightmares
Blue - 0000ff:  for peace, water, wisdom, protection, communication, good fortune, failed technology, creativity
Navy Blue - 000035:  for depression, wisdom, dream manipulation, logic, nightmares, order/structure, ambition
Neon Blue/Cyan - 00ffff:  for anxiety, clarity, good fortune,
Sky Blue - 4cdcdc:  for peace, protection, communication, air, beauty, searching/seeking
Teal - 008080:  for spirituality, water, forgiveness, cleansing, calm, creativity


Pastel Purple - d8c8ec:  for spirituality, tension, meditation, hidden knowledge
Lavender - cc99cc:  for spirituality, insight, clarity, intuition, sleep/restful sleep
Purple - 800080:  for knowledge, royalty/government, independence, intoxication
Indigo - 4b0082:  for dignity, divination, ambition, overcoming depression, contacting spirits
Deep Purple - 291129:  for royalty, for personal power, intoxication
Bruise - 583d6c:  for tension, depression, pain, lack of ambition, grief
Magenta - ff00ff:  for driving away evil, anxiety, sleeplessness, spiritual power

Browns - Greys - Neutrals

Cream - f6f5b4:  for sweetness, living things, weakness emotionally/physically
Sepia - 704214:  for remembering, forgetting, concentration, unclean/dirty, construction
Burnt Umber - 9e3817:  for growth, warmth, grounding, home, animals, trees
Brown - 5b200d:  for animals, earth, dirt, growth, stability, grounding
Dark Brown - 211306:  for grounding, old things, old growth, forests, mountains, stability
Grey - 808080:  for neutrality, security, loneliness, removing negativity, a fogged mind/ memories, balance, contemplation
Warm Grey - 9f885c:  for lawful neutral, glamour, stillness, contemplation
Cool Grey - 899692:  for chaotic neutral, clouding decisions, hiding truths, restraint
Silver - c0c0c0:  for the feminine, moon, communication, intuition, divine, lying, victory
Black - 000000:  for removing negativity, protection, wisdom, learning, depression, death, loss, mourning, transforming, banishing
White - ffffff:  for purity, blessing, innocence, light, truth, children, hidden evils/dangers, drama, cleansing, rage/fury
Things that don’t invalidate your gender:

- The age you figured it out.

- The age you came out.

- The age you transitioned.

- Your voice.

- Your height.

- Your chest.

- Your genitals.

- Your name.

- How you present.

- Your religion.

- Your political views.

- Your family’s views.

- The gender of your friends.

- Other people.

- Or any other things that you are worried about.

You know you better than anyone. You are the one who knows your gender. And nothing can invalidate that. And if you change in a month, year, or ten years, that doesn’t invalidate the feelings that you have now.

usually the horoscope doesn’t really activate until age 20-21, you can certainly feel the change of the sun ‘waking up’ inside the solar life of the person, it’s interesting because esoteric writers say that the soul does not truly enter the physical body until around this age. this is around the age transit uranus makes it’s first big planetary contact, making a square to natal uranus. uranus is the planet of individuality and originality and independence and shaking up the world, the individual and expressive self is beginning to emerge. the change can be quick and unexpected 

For Laura Jane Grace, Punk Was A Form Of Armor

Growing up, punk rocker Laura Jane Grace always felt conflicted about gender. She tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that she felt like two “twin souls” were warring inside of her, fighting for control. “I thought that I was quite possibly schizophrenic,” she says.

It wasn’t until Grace was 19 that she heard the term “transgender” and had a context for what she was feeling. In 2012, at the age of 31, she transitioned from male to female.

Grace, who is the founder of the band Against Me!, writes about the transition and how it affected her wife and daughter, as well as her stage persona, in the new memoir Tranny.

Overall, she says, the transition put her “more in touch” with herself: “It just, like, overall, all-around, made me a more real, more there, present and comfortable-with-myself person. It broke down a wall.”

Photo by Ryan Russell 

Griffin McElroy TAZ Episode 60

“um, but I wanted to say as long as we’re talking about your backstory that the two of you are twins and that Lup was assigned male at birth but like at a fairly young age uh, she transitioned and identified as a um, a female elf and uh as y’know, as Lup.”

putting trans shit in splattoon 2′s fake miiverse thing is stupid as hell

-it’s not a remotely appropriate subject for the children that is a significant portion of the playerbase of Splatoon 2

-conservative parents or even parents that don’t want to have A Talk with their kids about trans shit will snatch that Switch away if they either see that or if their poor kid asks about it

-why are you talking about trans shit in a place full of children that are at far too young an age to even transition if they’re trans, that’s just fucking cruel

-you are provoking arguments in a public space of a fucking children’s game. quit it.
Transgender in Maine: What life looks like for women who transitioned over age 60
A look at the unique challenges facing the lives of transgender women in Maine who transitioned later in life.

“We also often hear about far too many tragedies involving trans youth. However, popular conversation has avoided the realities faced by the senior-aged transgender community. LGBTQ seniors are more likely to face economic insecurity and health disparities and are twice as likely to live in isolation as others in their age bracket.”

I am a detransitioned trans person. I started transitioning at age 2 and I was eating hormone pills at the handful. It wasn’t until I reached my 3rd grade biology class that I realized my Big Miss Steak……….. I am now a proud womyn living in the big city

anonymous asked:

lup was confirmed as trans right??? i can't remember if that was fanon or canon

She’s trans.

Griffin: Um, one thing I kinda want to make clear— we’re gonna learn a— a lot more about Lup during this session, um, and pretty much on through the rest of the campaign, but I wanted to say as long as we’re talking about your backstory that the two of you are twins, and that Lup was assigned male at birth, but at like a fairly young age she transitioned, and identified as a female elf, and as, y’know, as Lup.

She’s explicitly and canonically trans.

fluff friday “roommates” [madasakuobi]

this jaunt was inspired by @multicream‘s lovely comic. seriously, check her art out, it’s fantastic!

I need to write more poly pairings, it’s a lot of fun!

Sakura swung the door to her new apartment open, exhaustion hanging over her. The hospital was overrun following the war and Sakura was coming off of a double shift that left her drained. Still, it was a good sort of drained, an accomplished sort of drained.

She was an internationally acclaimed medic, a war hero, and a member of the up-and-coming new trio of Sannin.

All-in-all, she was quite talented in her own right, yet dread lingered over her like a cloud.


Well, her two roommates.

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Jupiter and the Sign Souls

I was just thinking about the timeline of the signs, and how Aries is the youngest soul transitioning up to Pisces who is the oldest, and it occurred to me that Jupiter divides the timeline into 3 parts.
For those of you who don’t know, the signs lay out an age timeline. Aries being the new born child, Taurus being the infant, and so on until you get to Pisces being the elder. There is also a theory that we go through each Sun sign as per the life we are on in our wheel, for example a Gemini has been to Earth 3 times. In this theory, we must learn lessons from each life in each sign to move onto the higher realm.
Jupiter represents growth and expansion, and it seems to me that Jupiter is most at home in Sagittarius, Pisces and Cancer for a reason. They appear to mark where age transitions: young, mature, elder.
The first part is the youngest souls. Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and then Cancer. Cancer is the first marking point. Jupiter exalts in Cancer. Jupiter for Cancer is about expansive emotion and feeling, and a growth in emotional understandings. It seems no coincidence that Cancer is the transitioning side of the young naïve souls into the maturing ones.
The second part is the souls that are middle aged and finding their feet. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and then there is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is dominated by Jupiter. For Sagittarius, Jupiter is about expansive learning, and growth in experience. It makes sense considering Sagittarius marks the end of the ‘adult’ signs: the ones who have been learning through experience. Moreso, Sagittarius takes philosophical, deep lessons away from their experiences. This fits in with the transition from the signs experiencing life, to those reminiscing.
The last part is the souls that are elders: the wise ones. Sagittarius also fits in to this section, followed by Capricorn, Aquarius, and then Pisces. Pisces is dominated by Jupiter. Pisces Jupiter is very much a mixture of Sagittarius and Cancer, and it’s not surprising when it is the oldest sign. It is about expanding on all the emotions they have experienced, and growing even deeper than they already have. Being the last sign - and by the theory mentioned above, last life for us - being ruled by Jupiter appears to symbolise the growth into a higher realm, or consciousness.

*None of this is certain, it’s just a really nice theory I wanted to share with you all! I hope it makes you think of things in a more positive light, and remember to always look forward to the future!

How the Avengers would react to you wanting to Transition

Requested by anon. I hope this can maybe help someone in some small way.

How the Avengers would react to a member of their team (you) wanting to transition/coming out as transgender

Originally posted by a-less-ordinary-life

  • Steve would be a little confused at first that it was actually possible to transition, but once you’d explained it to him he would be so supportive and happy for you. Steve would absolutely be the person to offer to walk you places and accompany you if you didn’t feel safe.
  • Bucky would be a bit quiet at first, a little in awe of all the technology available now. He would provide you with silent, assuring support and always be there if you needed to talk, after all, he would know how it felt to feel alienated and different.
  • As soon as you mentioned it to Tony, the first thing he would other you would be money to pay for any surgeries you might want. “Anything you need to feel comfortable, I’ll pay for it. Just say the word.” Whether you graciously refused or gave him a thank you hug, he would be happy. He would just want you to be happy in your own body and anything he could do to help you get to somewhere where you feel happy looking in the mirror, he would help.
  • Thor would be a little confused but would understand once you explained how you felt and the steps you had to take to get to where you wanted. On the days where you just wanted to get away, he would take you to Asgard, or one of the other realms and it would be absolutely perfect being on another world and feeling escape in a sense. Sometimes, that was exactly what you needed. 
  • Wanda would smile and take your hand when you told her. “I’m glad you’re taking steps towards happiness, (Y/n). I really am.” She would be the one that would give you a silent hug when you cried looking in the mirror. She would accompany you to your appointments for support if you wanted her to. She would tell you that it was okay to feel lost and it was okay to feel dysphoria, but she was going to do everything in her power to make your dysphoria better, because you don’t deserve that.
  • Natasha would stay by your side in public, and if anyone made the slightest comment or gave you a hateful look, she would cut them down - literally and/or with words. She made you feel safe and normal.
  • Clint would be the one to make you proud of who you were. He would help you plan your treatment (if you wanted any) and he would help you be proud of being transgender, because as he put it, that was “simply who you are.” 
  • Bruce would relate to you. You would talk about being afraid, wanting to run away and hide, everything you shared in common. He would tell you that even though you both felt similarly, what he was was partly his fault, whereas what you were feeling was absolutely not your fault and you shouldn’t hate yourself for it at all. There was nothing to hate. Together, you’d both become more comfortable, at least a little bit. 
  • Sam would do normal things with you to help you feel normal. He’d help you get fit and build muscle/reduce it where you wanted to. He’d keep you healthy and eating. He was not going to lose one of his best friends to dysphoria or depression. He was going to hold on to you and keep you safe. 


bl/ind and trans ppl

i figure that BLI is pretty tolerant when it comes to binary trans people. the issue comes up when someone doesn’t want to identify as either male or female. it has nothing to do with religion, of course, nor with ““biology””– chromosomes or genitals or whatever– it’s just that BLI believes that it’s too confusing for citizens to have more than two set genders floating around. bad for productivity. BLI already divides everything into a binary, all black-and-white, so gender has to be as well. 

gender EXPRESSION isn’t really policed or anything, if you’re dmab and you wanna wear a dress BLI doesn’t care. they only get involved once it’s a question of gender IDENTITY, of pronouns and legal names and markers on documents.

if you get cleared by your BLI physician, the company is more than happy to provide you with hormone therapy through their Gender Reassignment Program. it’s just another set of pills, after all. any surgeries are optional, but still covered if wanted. but to get access to any of these, you have to identify as either male or female, and you have to exhibit “strong enough” dysphoria (evaluated by an appointed professional). 

anyone trying to assert that they don’t want either of the two gender markers to be used is obviously misguided. that’s a problem. that’s inconvenient. they get assessed, and if they are found to exhibit dysphoria, then they are prescribed a mandatory transition to the opposite gender. if they are not found to exhibit enough dysphoria, then they are sent away and continue to be marked as their assigned gender. 

in contrast, gender’s seen as a lot more fluid once you get out of BLI’s clutches. some joys get out there knowing they’re trans, but some, it never occurs to them until they’ve spent some time in the desert. they’re able to explore themselves more once they’re out of that cage, and settle on what they think suits them best. overall, though, labels and such aren’t so important. lots of joys don’t settle things any further than a set of pronouns.


Photo courtesy Ryan Russell/Total Treble Music

Growing up, punk rocker Laura Jane Grace always felt conflicted about gender. She tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that she felt like two “twin souls” were warring inside of her, fighting for control. “I thought that I was quite possibly schizophrenic,” she says.

It wasn’t until Grace was 19 that she heard the term “transgender” and had a context for what she was feeling. In 2012, at the age of 31, she transitioned from male to female.

Grace, who is the founder of the band Against Me!, writes about the transition and how it affected her wife and daughter, as well as her stage persona, in the new memoir Tranny.

Find their conversation here.

– Petra