transwoman of color

Some of the Philippines' most famous superheroes

Are DARNA, a  provincial girl who transforms into a warrior woman, based on the creator’s single mother (largely considered the Philippines’ greatest and central fictional superhero)–released in a time when everybody insisted that “a female comic book heroine won’t sell” (though the creator never gave up, considering the country itself a woman, and Darna its powerful and beautiful female spirit)

TRESE, a woman who is the head of their family and its responsibility over the streets of Manila and its supernatural relations (a mix of a supernatural crime boss and detective) whose fan following is enormous and growing and whose authority is unquestionable despite being the youngest of six living siblings and the only daughter 

ZSA-ZSA ZATURNNAH, a gay man and arguable transwoman (some gay men in the Philippines might in fact be transwomen who self-identify as gay men due to lack of knowledge about other genders, and Zsa-Zsa has expressed delight in being a woman) who, like Darna, can transform into a woman warrior and defend the world from outer threats while dealing with the more personal hardships of her everyday life as an effeminate gay man in a traditional Filipino community

and CAPTAIN BARBELL, a poor, disabled man who is abused by his siblings, who can transform into a strongman type hero who uses his powers for good and to help others in need like he was


So let me reiterate: The Philippines’ most famous comic book and TV show/film heroes are

A young girl, a woman, a gay man /  transwoman, and a disabled man. 

The only comics representation we really need is more people being interested in our comics, since our representation is a hundred tiers and dozens of years ahead of your average American brooding thirty something white man. 

I’m looking to have AMAB/trans-feminine people be equally represented with AFAB/trans-masculine people!

There tends to be a ton of AFAB pictures, and not as many AMAB ones, and I can’t balance it out without you!

If you’re AMAB, we’d love if you submitted selfies! You can submit as many as you want. This should be a safe and inclusive space for all transgender people, not just AFAB ones.

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first pic is when I was younger next to my sister, the second pic im on the left…its the same but we’re older, I’m maybe like 16 in that pic. and then the last pic is of me now! a bit more alone but that’s okay, I’m looking more pretty than before! I lost a lot of muscle and masculine structure! I’m being too detailed I feel embarrassed lol but the point is that I’ve come far! I’m know I’m late for this post but happy trans day of visibility! and happy 4 months and then some for me 😊😊😊❤❤❤❤

Been out of the gym for a month after my hysterectomy, going to resume training this week. I miss the gym. 

I’ve actually been really bad with my recovery. School has been hell. I had to jump back into my full schedule and deadlines 6 days after surgery. I should have asked for extensions, or talked to my profs. But as always, I’m too stubborn to ask for help. I’m also tired of having to lie or cover up why I needed a surgery in the middle of the semester. Instead, I’ve driven myself hard to finish everything. There have been stressful nights when stomach cramps kicked in. I sometimes dwell on the things I should have done, was it wise to have it now instead of later? The truth is, there is no right time, I made the best out of what I had. These surgeries will always disrupt my life, and I think that is the biggest sacrifice I give for my medical transition. I can handle pain, I can even handle being different, but I have a hard time dealing with these hiatus during the prime of my life. I don’t want to let my trans-ness get in the way while I’m trying to fulfil my ambitions. I have too much to do, commitments to keep, places to go.

Just gotta keep trucking along. I’ll get through this. You’ll get through this. Our trans-ness can’t define us, and it won’t stop us from achieving what we want in life. Tell those who oppose us:

We are everywhere, and we will not stop living our lives.

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Okay sooo the first photo is when i was 15! Yes my ig is on there so follow up😜 and the second one is just me wearing fake boobs and the third one i believe was just me on hormone blockers. The last three is me presently of 9 months on estrogen! Im only gonna show my good angles yall, you wont catch me slippin with these pictures😂😂😘😘

alannakazam  asked:

Hey, heard you're looking for weird Vagabond headcanons and I am here to deliver. I've always thought the Vagabond be really good at sewing, cause of sewing up wounds and repairing his clothes. And this turns into making disguises for when he needs to lay low or go undercover. And when he joins the crew (and becomes closer to them) he wants to make (transwoman) Jack beautiful dresses, Rimmy-colored clothes for Jeremy. Now everyone in the crew has at least a few pieces made by him.

i love this (and not just because i sew too) thank you! his infamous jacket took him a while but at least it’s bespoke

he makes jack a dress out of hawaiian shirt patterned fabric, it’s hideous but she loves it anyway

LIKE A GIRL

You hit “Like a girl”
You walk “Like a girl”
You talk “like a girl”
You act “like a girl”
You sound “like a girl”
You run “like a girl”
Don’t dress “like a girl”
Don’t play “like a girl”
STOP CRYING “like a girl!”
Reminding her of a reality already known    

Bashing him for fear of what is unknown

Excluding them for not abiding the dichotomy

And you wonder where we went wrong                                                             


Well
“Like a girl” I am here for you
I am the whispers that feel like another step is possible
Reminding you that those tears
Are familiar to my own eyes
Forgive them for their ignorance.
And never relieving them of their responsibility
I will fight for you
Standing at your side
I will never let you go
And if it has to be “like a girl”
I will wear righteousness on my sleeve
Until we collapse false notions of womanhood and manhood
That leave MANY nameless

AS IF being “like a girl” is bad!

Let’s talk about this image which has been making the rounds on the net lately. Firstly, as a woman of colour and as an intersectional feminist I would like to say that I stand firmly and solidly in an unwavering solidarity with my fellow sisters and feminists in the Western developed societies. Though I acknowledge that women in developed Western societies have many privileges that women in the developing world lack, such as safety from threat of war, easier access to health care, women’s shelters, laws that protect women more easily in areas of domestic violence etc; I am still educated and aware enough, not to mention CARE enough to know that women in the West face SIGNIFICANT limitations and barriers to their safety, security, health, bodily autonomy, sexual freedom and equality within the law. If there are any doubts, here are SOME basic facts about the way that women in the West are treated and the abuses that they suffer.every.single.day: 

1-On average two women a week are killed by a violent partner or ex-partner in the UK, while three are killed in the US. According to the UN In Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa and the United States, intimate partner violence accounts for between 40 and 70% of female murder victims.

2-Up to 3 million women and girls across the UK experience rape, domestic violence, stalking, or other violence each year.

3-Almost 1 in 3 girls have experienced unwanted sexual touching at school in the UK and Australia. According to the UN Between 40 and 50% of women in European Union countries experience unwanted sexual advances, physical contact or other forms of sexual harassment at work. In the US, 83% of girls aged 12 to 16 have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public schools. On average, women in the UK contact 11 agencies before they receive the help they need. For black women this rises to 17 agencies. One study in Canada found that women who lived with heavy drinkers were five times more likely to be assaulted by their partners than those who lived with non-drinkers.

4- in the UK 36% of people believe that a woman should be held wholly or partly responsible for being sexually assaulted or raped if she was drunk and 26% believe this if she was in public wearing sexy or revealing clothes. And 1 in 5 people think it would be acceptable in certain circumstances for a man to hit or slap his female partner in response to her being dressed in sexy or revealing clothing in public.

5- On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the US, based on a survey conducted in 2010. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. According to the same 2010 survey nearly 1 in 5 women (18%) and 1 in 71 men (1%) have been raped in their lifetime. Approximately 1.3 million women were raped during the year preceding the survey. One in 4 women have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, while 1 in 7 men have experienced the same. One in 6 women (16%) have been stalked during their lifetime, compared to 1 in 19 men (5%). Men play a major role in these statistics and they need to be active participants in resolving some of these issues!

6-In the US alone the murder rate of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) is at its highest, according to a recently released 2011 report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). The report also shows that transgender women, people of color, and youth and young adults are at a disproportionately high risk of being victims of what the NCAVP terms hate violence. The overall number of hate murders of members of the LGBTQH community has increased by 11%. Of those murdered, 87% were people of color, showing an increase from 70% in 2010. Furthermore, people who identify as transgender were 28% more likely to experience physical violence than those who are gender normative, according to the media release about the report. The global figures are terrifying and sickening to look it in relation to LGBTQ+ people and their safety and security!

7-The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that child sexual abuse has been reported up to 80,000 times a year, but the number of unreported instances is far greater, because the children are afraid to tell anyone what has happened. According to UNICEF among victims of child abuse, 40 per cent report domestic violence in the home. One study in North America found that children who were exposed to violence in the home were 15 times more likely to be physically and/or sexually assaulted than the national average. These statistics have huge repercussions for the level of safety and security, domestic violence and sexual assault and rape consequences within society. Fathers play a major role in this issue and it is essential that they take responsibility and actively participate in resolving domestic violence issues.

8- According to the US Department of Health and Human Services system responses are primarily targeted toward adult victims of abuse. Studies estimate that 10 to 20% of children are at risk for exposure to domestic violence. These findings translate into approximately 3.3 to 10 million children who witness the abuse of a parent or adult caregiver each year. Research also indicates children exposed to domestic violence are at an increased risk of being abused or neglected. A majority of studies reveal there are adult and child victims in 30 to 60% of families experiencing domestic violence. Feminists consistently demand transparency, support and reforms to laws to protect children and victims of domestic violence because we recognize that these statistics have huge long term negative repercussions within society.

9- In the UK alone women make up only 17% board directors of FTSE 100 companies.A study by the Fawcett Society found that 51% of women and men from middle management to director level identify stereotyping as the major hurdle facing women at work.Up to 30,000 women are sacked each year simply for being pregnant and each year an estimated 440,000 women lose out on pay or promotion as a result of pregnancy. 14% of White British women have been asked about their plans for marriage and/or children at a job interview compared to 20-25% of Black Caribbean, Bangladeshi and Pakistani women. 26% of trade union branches have received enquiries from members who have been exposed to the sex industry – including pornography – at work. It is estimated that the UK would gain up to £23 billion (the equivalent to 2% of GDP) by better harnessing women’s skills in employment.

These are just some of the basic facts that you can find out with a simple google search. If women want to make large and bold statements on behalf of other women as in this image here, the least they can do is to do their basic research before they speak. Because when you make such statements there are 100’s of other uneducated, uninformed misogynistic men and women who will blindly agree with you without any care for the horrible statistics noted above. 

Finally, DESTROY THE IDEA THAT WOMEN IN THE WEST DO NOT NEED FEMINISM AND THAT THEY HAVE GAINED ALL THEIR RIGHTS! Destroy the idea that if we need to look for oppression of women we need to go to Africa or to Middle East because women AND MEN in the West suffer DAILY from abuses, marginalization, and murder based on their gender or sexual orientation! Your ignorance is LITERALLY killing people!

Clothing for a trans girl

Hi! So my name is Aly and I’m beginning to transition from mtf and I have no clothing to transition with and I’d really like to start, I’m still in the closet with my family and almost everything I own is a donation such as my makeup and some of my clothes and if anyone who might be able to help me whether through clothes trading with a transboy or a donation it would really help me please if you could do this send me a message on my blog alpinsplace or my Kik gamerdom

reasons everyone should watch Rent
  • its a musical
  • out of the seven main characters only three of them are white
  • and only two of them are (assumed) straight white guys
  • transwoman of color who kicks ass at drums and is arguably THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTER IN THE WHOLE DANG MUSICAL!!!
  • representation of sex workers
  • wealthy black (assumed) lesbian 
  • bisexual representation (even though it does play to the stereotype that bisexuals are promiscuous) 
  • shows the struggle of people living with aids 
  • shows the struggle of young people trying to make a living in art
  • shows the struggle of drug addiction
  • main theme is how love and friendship are more important than anything
  • go watch Rent its on netflix do it