womanism project work

anonymous asked:

Tell us about someone good in your life? Tell us what makes them great?

((OOC: I’m going to say my mum. Her name is Cathy, and she is where I got about 80% of my cuteness from. She is an absolute sweetheart, and she has devoted so much of her life to making sure her family is safe and supported. When my sister and I were very wee, my dad decided that he wanted to get his BA in Music, which meant moving across the country, taking acting jobs to pay for school, but otherwise being unable to provide much financially. My mother took on a job in the school dad went to, in the HR department. And she has worked university jobs ever since, doing the full 9-5 work week, so that my dad could have the freedom to pursue his dream. Now they both work in different schools, and mum writes novels on the side. She’s an absolute wonder, and I love her to bits.

Also, she makes incredible dumplings, and she has a wicked laugh, and she will occasionally now send me pictures of hunky actors with their shirts off. She’s given me permission to marry Daniel Radcliffe if I want to, because she thinks he’d be a laugh at family get-togethers. She is the best mum.))

They say “there’s no point in protesting, he’s already our president, you’re just overreacting.” We are fighting more that just trump, we are fighting the normalization of racism, sexual assault, transphobia, and homophobia, among much more. But you can’t sit quietly and let history run its course. You must fight for your rights. Fight with facts. Fight with truth. Fight with drive. Fight for the people who are less privileged than you. Fight for what you believe in. Unfortunately I can’t attend a march today, as I work and need the money desperately. I’d love to be in D.C. today but that isn’t possible, so march for me, march for what you believe in and change history. For no one who stayed silent changed the outcome of history.

Sarah, Beth, Sarah-as-Beth, Katja, Sarah-as-Katja, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Helena-as-Sarah-as-Beth, Alison-as-Sarah, Sarah-as-Alison, Rachel, Helena-as-Sarah. Thirteen variations. Thirteen all-in, no-holds-barred, utterly human alterations, within a ten-episode arc. Thirteen perfectly believable versions of one face doing thirteen totally distinct things. 

From the bottom of the Clone Club heart, I gotta say: Tatiana Maslany, you are an incredible marvel. 

imperatorsapphiosa  asked:

Re: femininity without coming out Tight jeans, leather jackets, combat boots, cargo pants. Pea coats and women's cut sweaters aren't obvious but feel feminine. A lot of "punk" styles are really androgynous, so they can feel feminine and still be downplayed to family. Also I've found they're easier to pull off for male-assigned peeps. Depending on how you feel about lying/truth-bending, you could always say that female friends did nails and the like. Cute and easily covered.

Ren says:

Hope it’s okay if I offer my own two cents here?

A thing that has helped many trans lady friends of mine is clear nail polish. It’s still shiny and pretty and the act of taking care of your nails/toenails is feminine and validating in itself? But at the same time, people aren’t likely to notice or call you on it!

Also, lip gloss that’s close to your natural shade or even chapstick. (Even something as simple as foundation can be really nice.) And things that smell nice! Doesn’t have to be perfume!

Alllllllso, wearing stuff under your clothes is kind of awesome. Like, if you can get your hands on lingerie, lace and polka dots can be surprisingly validating, and I’ve heard pretty good things about lingerie-store employees and trans women, especially at Victoria’s Secret!