trans stories

I want
to tell you a story.
It’s about
a boy. He
sleeps on the other side
of this wall. He makes
a mean omelette.
You like it
and, sometimes,
you tell him as much.
You’ve never met him.
I say that
because ‘him’
implies you
actually saw him
and not a boy with
a girl’s face,
and ‘meet’ sounds
too simple
for what happened.
‘meet’ sounds like
you didn’t split
your knuckles
bruising his jaw
when you did
actually see him.
—  as long as we’re breathing (we’re screaming) // bluestruckholly
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This is not Bob’s story

Shaaaarrrre. Everywhere. Pretty please.

And if there’s an artist out there that’s as frustrated as I am that this is made with stickmen, I’d absolutely adore you if you’d want to draw this better. Feel free to use this as you want to.

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One of the first c-sections was performed by a woman: Dr. James Barry was an Irish surgeon who served in the British Army. For 56 years Barry (born Margaret Ann Bulkley) pretended to be a man in order to progress in the medical field. With tremendous success as a surgeon, Barry went on military missions to Corfu, South Africa and India. It was only until their death in 1865 that morticians discovered that their anatomy was female.

Heads up Against Me! fans

Terry Gross from NPR is doing an extensive interview with Laura Jane Grace right now. I’ll update this post with the link to the interview and reblog it tomorrow when they post it to the “Fresh Air” page. http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/

hi guys !! today is my 3rd anniversary of coming out as (ftm) transgender ! those 3 years ago i was at an all girls secondary school (u.k term), my depression and anxiety were very severe and my teachers were disrespectful and undereducated about LGBT issues.

i want to use this as an opportunity to say it gets better !! i am now in college (u.k term), i have been referred to a gender identity clinic, i have come out as homosexual, and i have a supportive family and 3 supportive friends. i have my ups and downs with my mental health but gradually, i will get better. i cannot wait to upgrade this post again to “i got into university”.

keep going. don’t let anyone or anything stop you.

I have been a babysitter in a Christian community for over ten years now. Before I say what I’m about to, just know that I love all the families I babysit for and have nothing against Christianity. I actually have my BA in Religion, so I totally understand the pitfalls and high points. 

Over the years, I have seen some pretty terrible things that parents tell their children to protect them from the outside world. I get that parents should do that, but when you start hurting your child’s emotional state because you think your religion says that these things are wrong, something needs to be said. 

There’s this little girl who loves to draw and talk about horses. As an artist, I would always teach her to draw horses when I came by and that would be our thing. With the new Pokemon Go game becoming so popular, I didn’t think anything of it when she asked to see my horse Pokemon. Her mother ripped my phone from that little girl’s hands so fast I thought I was about to have a broken phone. She told me that her daughter cannot play that game because it has monsters and monsters are Satanic. 

Another family who have four kids, three girls and a boy, are a little more relaxed than the previous family. However, I noticed that the oldest girl acts very different, like she’s uncomfortable when I say her name. She told me that she wants to be called Edward, so I started calling her by the name she wanted. She likes to play as Ken, the Prince, the Dad. Her younger siblings started calling her Edward too and she became so happy and relaxed. When the parents came home, everyone was told to stop calling her that. 

This last family, also has four kiddos who greet me with smiling faces and big hugs every time. The problem is that this family is much like the first. They tell their kids certain things are demonic, and these kids are ages 4-10. I’ve been gasped at for things like saying I do yoga, drawing a peace sign, or letting the four year old boy play barbies with us. 

I see first hand what this kind of brainwashing does to children. Yes, brainwashing. Kids don’t have a sense of gender until you teach it. They don’t have a sense of “evil” or “demons” until you teach it. That first girl refuses to draw horses now, afraid that she will get in trouble if she gives it a fire mane and tail. Edward is going to hide how she really feels from her parents which will eventually tear that bond. And the last four kids will be confused as they grow up and see that these things are not demonic and have nothing to do with right or wrong. 

This isn’t fair and I can’t do anything about it.

Originally posted by nuooage

We would like to hear from you!

Yes, you!

Have you made any transitional steps? This includes anything from changing the way you dress and refer to yourself, hormones, surgery, voice training, anything! We would like to hear how you feel about how far you’ve come so far!

Have you yet to take any transitional steps or yet to take the steps you most wish to take? We’d also like to hear from you!

Point is, we’d like to hear your story!

Okay but. LGBT+ Identities as super powers. What if Genderfluid individuals could transform how they look? What if Agender people could blend in like chameleons? What if Trans and Gay people could see into someone’s soul? Or Asexual folk can read peoples Auras because they’re not “blinded” by sexual attraction? Questioning people can read others’ minds. And Pan people. They see everything, a.k.a they get vague glimpses into the future. Androgynous and Aromantic people can block themselves from things like mind reading.

Demi-Genders have two gender oriented powers rather than one for gender and one for sexuality.

Think of the possibilities.

okay so over the past two days ive been watching anime and mulling over old story concepts and three came to mind

- A girl has been living her life as a boy until she gets an amulet to turn into a Magical Girl and people refer to her with feminine pronouns and names, then she realizes she doesnt like being a magical girl for the magic powers, but she loves being a magical girl for the feminine stuff and then she comes out as trans

- A nerdy girl at school (who is also a lesbian) gets bullied by this one popular girl all the time, but the nerdy girl moonlights as a magical girl.  one day magical girl saves popular girls life causing popular girl to fall head over heels in love with her.  nerdy girl also kinda has a crush on popular girl and its gay

- A cis girl dealing with internalized lesbophobia decides to date a boy to prove shes straight.  The “boy” shes dating turns out to be a trans girl and cis girl finally comes to terms w/ the fact that shes gay.  they smooch a lot and its super duper gay

at some point i realized these stories would be pretty cool rolled together into one big trans sapphic magical girl adventure so thats what im gonna do with it.  also its gonna be stylized like 1980s anime

Don’t do it.
Not tonight,
Not tomorrow night.
Not any other night.
Don’t cut,
Don’t kill your self.
You are so worth it,
I believe in you.
—  to everyone who needs it
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Some art for my trans boy Jay fic Boys Aren’t Meant To Cry.

Trans boy Jason Todd is just so important to me,,,, :’)