The Catterdome is just fine post-Irma. We’ve luckily held power the entire time and only had minor tree damage outside. Thanks for all the good vibes, everyone! And if you’re an Orlando mutual and still stuck without power, shoot me a line and we’ll get you hooked up. :)
::whispers, i have done 2 interviews now with NPR local about trans healthcare and i hope the story becomes nationally broadcast, but i am also scared about my words being taken out of context because the cis reporter, while eager to learn, is still cis. also i sound like a muppet on tape::
I’ve said this to someome privately today, but I am SO. PROUD. of all the non-binary people, especially here on the tumbles.
I’m part of the older generation where being trans only ever meant transition, and it’s important to remember that the trans experience is a SPECTRUM. All y’all who aren’t part of the binary are very important and have taught me a *lot*.
I used to think it was self-indulgent to head-canon a fictional character as trans. Because I thought it would take away enjoyment of the character from other fans if they knew I felt that way. Because I felt it was too weird or twee or overly complicated.
And you know what? That’s the EXACT same attitude that initially kept me from transitioning (10 years of waiting!) and set me down a long, dark road of deep, deep depression that nearly destroyed me. Yeah, being trans is a little weird and complicated sometimes, but so is every other manifestation of the human condition.
If you don’t head-canon a character as trans, fine. You’re entitled to your own interpretations. But fuck off if you turn that into something that makes other people feel unwelcome, and ultimately, unsafe.