dysphoria sucks ass and some days i feel terrible about literally everything i do, but here's some things that i do to help when i feel super dysphoric that could help some of you guys ( im ftm so any trans masc person could possibly try these, there are a few that could be altered for trams fem people too! )

these aren't specifically in order but if you wanna experience gender euphoria threse may help

- singing songs over the music track, which is sung by somebody who has a more feminine voice and singing lower than them, this could also double as a voice exercise, some of my go-to's would be paramore or taylor swift.

- pulling down the crotch area of my trousers/jeans ( emo boy issues ) even tho i don't need to just doing jt sometimes makes me feel a lot of euphoria, not sure why.

- on the same kind if basis as the last one, relating again to jeans or just trousers in general, i get so euphoric from putting my hands in my front pockets like those OG emo and scene boys then needing to pull them back up because you can see the waistband of my boxers.

- standing while slightly leaning back with my knees bent and my arms crossed but not exactly folded? more like my hands are tucked under my armpits and my arms are crossing, make sure your armpits aren't stinky before this one tho-

- ruffling my hair or swishing my head to the side to get my hair out of my eyes, ive always seen usually older cis guys doing this and i just get so much euphoria from it.

- sometimes i feel too dysphoric to shower but when i get dysphoric while im already in the shower i like to use 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner on my hair or if i'm *super* dysphoric ill use my shower gel/body wash on my hair and body.

- bqck to posture/positioning again but scratching or holding the back of my neck helps, im not sure why, maybe its the anime guys.

feel free to add any more to the comments if you can think of any and i hope this has helped somebody with feeling some euphoria to try and cancel out the dysphoria!

Being Transgender

Being transgender is a long journey. It has many paths with many bumps. It has pain and joy at many points. It is a struggle that sometimes feels important and sometimes feel worthless. And sometimes others will not understand why you are on this journey in the first place. But just remember, you are you. Whether ftm, mtf, or nonbinary, the journey will be long and hard. But in the end, you’re doing this for your happiness. And you deserve to be happy.

Don’t let anyone try to stop your journey out of hatred or lack of understanding. Let people help you along your journey and cheer you on as you succeed and pick you back up if you fall. 

Go at your own pace! Don’t rush because you’re scared you’re not trying hard enough, or slow yourself down because you’ve been put down by what other people do or say to you. Go however fast or slow you want, because in the end this is YOUR journey. 

Anonymous asked:

do you have any tips for a way of binding but without a binder

  1. get a sports bra and put it on as tight as you want it to be, dont push it though even sports bras can do some damage
  2. get a tank top thats tight around the chest (itll make it so your shirt has no where to fold under if you sluch + just makes it look smoother)- NOTE: its impossible to get completely flat even with a binder, the tank top will help, but dont be upset if you still have a lil bump
  3. get a shirt thats 1 size up from what you normally wear
  4. (optional) if its cold enough, wearing a jacket and slouching a bit also helps!

thats what i do and its pretty comfortable once you get used to it! PLEASE STILL BE SAFE WHEN WEARING A TIGHT SPORTS BRA, i normally keep mines 1 hook more than whats suggested so i can wear it for quite a while, but if you only want it for maybe an hour you can go tighter. dont push yourself, the tank top will conceal most of whatever you cant bind!

Southeast lgbt homeless resources

central Florida:

“Zebra Coalition® provides Central Florida's LGBTQ+ youth, ages 18-24, who are homeless with short-term living.”

“Their services include a youth crisis hotline, groups and workshops, food and clothing, medical resources, mental health counseling, continuing education, and aftercare. “ -ZebraYouth.org

Georgia:

“Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit ( 501c3) that exists to end homelessness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) “ -lost-n-found

Phone number: 678-856-7825 (call or text)

Alabama:

“Project HOPE, services for homeless street youth. Since 1992, Family Connection has operated Project HOPE, a street outreach and drop-in day shelter for homeless youth in Birmingham. We are committed to protecting runaway and homeless youth and, whenever possible, reuniting them with their families.”

“All youth have the right to receive services regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation.”

“Services provided through Project Home are free to all participants.”

- project hope

North Carolina:

“Time Out Youth’s Host Home Program helps LGBTQ youth who have been kicked out their homes due to sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. “

“How do I get in the program?

Be 18-23 years old.

Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning.

Be drug-free and willing to submit to a drug test.

Submit to a criminal background check.

Be employed, looking for employment, or in school.

Due to state regulations youth 17 years old and younger are placed with The Relatives and With Friends, two local short-term youth shelters that provide housing and services. Both agencies have strong working relationships with Time Out Youth Center and are welcoming to LGBTQ youth.

Time Out Youth staff will help youth under 18 with this process.”

“How do I get started to find housing?

Call or drop by the Center- 704-344-8335.

Complete a housing application and interview.”

- timeoutyouth.org

(Still looking for South Carolina and West Virginia)

Virginia:

Diversity Richmond

Lgbt organization

Phone: 804 622 4646

Kentucky:

“Sweet Evening Breeze was founded to address the overrepresentation of LGBT+ youth among youth experiencing homelessness in Louisville which mirrors national data and the lack of affirming services to address the additional risk they face while on the streets compared to their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts” - sweeteveningbreeze.org

Tennessee:

“We are a volunteer-based initiative striving to provide street free sleep to youth between the ages of 18-24 with a focus on being affirming and welcoming to LGBTQ youth. We’ve worked our way from providing shelter for one night a week to now five! The growth in our program is tremendous but carries the burden of limited resources. You can help by giving financially to allow us to grow through buying more mattresses, linens, pillows, meals, and everything else we need to help our community’s youth.” - nashvillelaunchpad.com

Arkansas:

​“Lucie’s Place provides LGBTQ young adults experiencing homelessness in Central Arkansas with safe living environments, job training and counseling services in order to ensure lifelong stability and success, and works to promote equality and acceptance for LGBTQ young adults.” -luciesplace.org

Phone: (501) 508-5005

Louisiana:

“Diversity House, the first transitional living facility with a focus on LGBT homeless youth in Louisiana, opened in February of 2016. The residential program provides individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 with 24/7 case management, which includes housing, job placement, education and counseling.” - ccabatonrouge.org

Located in Baton Rouge