This Friday (31st March) is Trans Day of Visibility
[This post refers to TDoV 2017; other years will have TDoV on a different day of the week]
It’s that time of year again! That awesome day where trans people share their selfies and stories. It’s one of the two largest trans advocacy days, the other being Trans Day of Remembrance (20th November). That day is dedicated to mourning and solemnity, while this day is a day to celebrate being alive! Like last year, I’m not sure of the absolute official hashtag, so I’m guessing there’ll be a variety in use, such as: #tdov #transdayofvisibility #trans day of visibility #trans visibility #trans pride #transresistance #trans resistance
This day has been recognised since 2009 and is increasing in popularity and support each year, but there’s still a long way to go in spreading the word. Visibility is something that the trans community often has to struggle for, so this is our time to step out of the shadows, take pride in who we are, and show the world that we exist and we’re here to stay.
If you are trans
This is your day. No matter your gender - whether you’re male, female, or any nonbinary gender - anyone who isn’t cis (ie. whose gender is different from the gender they were assigned at birth) can participate. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the community and be visible. If you’re comfortable, post a selfie. Share your story. This is your time to be proud of who you are! It can get hard and lonely sometimes, but there’s a whole community here who have your back.
If you are not trans
Please also get involved - don’t leave this day just up to us. Today is a day for you to support and listen to the trans community. Show us some love by reblogging some selfies and reading some stories, whether you browse through the tags listed above or stick to your mutuals. Now is a perfect opportunity to learn about our wonderful community and to look at some beautiful people. It’s a win-win, really.
Above all, I hope everyone has a fantastic TDoV! Have fun and keep it positive.
Summary: Alec Lightwood wasn’t used to doing things for himself. He had grown up looking after his siblings and learning how to be the perfect Shadowhunter: never had he considered even the idea of falling in love.
For over a century, Magnus Bane had closed himself off to feeling anything for man or woman. After a particularly nasty break up, he worried that opening his heart up again would result in nothing but another heartbreak.
When the two of them meet at a mundane coffee shop, it’s a rush of feelings that Alec has never felt before, and that Magnus had thought he would never feel again.
The only problem? Both think the other is a mundane, and for centuries, Downworlders and Shadowhunters have been forbidden from falling in love.
i know a lot of you may have been doing this without realizing it could be bad and im not here to call u out or be mean but please be careful when using words that are (even reclaimed) slurs
i know we love making moodboards, edits, talking about our favs possibly being not straight/cis whatever! but be careful while using the q*eer slur! i know every lgbt person can decide for themselves whether or not to use the word but you should never label people with this word if you don’t know if they’re okay with it. q*eer does not have history as a slur in korea, but you have many followers who consider this a slur and who have been hearing it in homophobic contexts. so please try to avoid using it! you can just use lgbt, nonstraight/cis, etc. instead.
A woman named Dina Ali has escaped KSA because she was being abused by her family. They found her in Philippines and her uncle went crazy, he started to physically attack her. Her family put her on a plane back. They have her completely against her will, the airlines KNOW that she is at risk of being tortured and killed once she lands. PLEASE spread out the word, this goes against her basic human rights and is not okay she is not safe. Her flight number is SV871 she lands at 11pm.
Your girl needs a lil help! So I’m starting art commisions!
$15 for a cute, colored cartoon bust of whoever you want
$25 for a semi-realistic cartoon bust (or face-to-thigh) with simple colored background and
$30 for a semi-realistic cartoon bust (or face-to-thigh) with detailed pattern background or a simple-but-detailed background
Message me on here, twitter or email me (email@example.com) for details!
I’m opening 10 slots and drawing/finishing them on a first come, first serve basis! (and I’ll let you know when and if all 10 slots have been used).
IF INTERESTED, please message me your name, email, a detailed description of who and what you want me to draw and the colors you’d like for me to use! Please be as detailed as possible! And I would also really appreciate references if you want a specific picture done (like if you want me to draw a photo from a celeb’s photoshoot)
All payments must be made to me BEFORE I start drawing!(There’s been way too many artists online who were nice enough to charge after drawing, only for the person to change their mind or basically not pay them so that’s why I say before!)
Tell your friends and thank yooooou! :3
and if you commission me, I’ll keep you updated on your drawing as well! ;)
Hi there, i’ve checked and it doesn’t look like @1dsponsorships are currently in need of UK sponsors so I thought I’d do a separate post just in case.
I am happy to gift up to 30 copies of SOTT to people in the UK. All I need you to be willing to share is the email that the itunes account is registered against, and to be sure to redeem it before midnight tomorrow (Thursday) so it will count in the UK chart on Friday.
So if you / a friend / a relative would like a copy, just drop me a line.
Pls reblog to spread the word <3
PS - that’s the equivalent of 30,000 streams, so it would be great to get all 30 copies allocated.
So my mom found the tumblr app on my phone and gave me the whole “internet predators are bad” speech and asked me to delete it, so I did because I didn’t want to start any fights with her and have her figure out about everything else (“lmao mom I have like almost 2k followers” she’d implode shdgakadj) so I’m going to be inactive for about, 2-3 days or so and I don’t have anything queued so it’ll be 100% inactive :/ I’ll be back in a couple of days tho