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Swipe right: How can #blacklesbians support #qtpoc and black #gendernonconforming persons? Here's a sneak peek at a conversation we'll be having with four members of the trans community in our private group on Friday, January 25, 2019.
[Video description. king yaa (safely) driving and talking while looking at the camera but mostly the road! they are wearing sunglasses, multiple facial piercings, grey hoodie, dusty pink tee and denim cap.] So you are not sure if this person in front of you is a womxn or man. Guess what? Looking at their bits and parts will not help.
I realize that this is a huge mindfuck for you. But work with me here. The presence or absence of chest tissue doesn't determine gender.
The monthly bleeding of a person doesn't determine gender.
The ability to carry and birth a child does not determine gender.
Having a penis or a vagina - again, means nothing.
So... first of all, and *maybe* most importantly, staring at someone's chest is fucking rude and creepy and completely and highly inappropriate. That is first of all. [Might I also add, that you are lucky that nobody punches you in your throat for this either.] And it can also be triggering. People do not owe you to try and pass your fucked up tests of whether they are whatever you think they are or should be. Some beings are already dealing with their own emotional and physical struggles with body and gender dysphoria on all sorts of levels. And you looking at their parts and seeing if they 'pass', is violent AF. Beings are trying to get through their own shit, figure out their own lives, do them - and they don't need the added pressures to conform to your binary anything.
And this goes for all policing of bodies, including policing beings' size and shapes. Nobody owes you anything. Nobody needs to factor you into their lives and how they exist in their body.
Fat beings owe you nothing. Genderfuck beings owe you nothing. Those who you think are womxn or men, they owe you nothing. Get over yourself.
You have your own body and life. Stay in your lane.
“We have to be whole people to find whole love.” —Cheryl Strayed
I wasn’t supposed to be here. I was never meant to be here. The systems that were made to break me and dehumanize me told me I didn’t belong, that I would never belong.
But I AM here. And I’m imperfect and I’ve made mistakes and I’ve lost people along the way and lived through pain and cut toxic people out. But I’m also here. I exist.
It’s radical and it’s wild and I’m not a victim. I don’t have to justify it to anyone. My living is my proof. My life is my validation. And my work will long outlive me.
It blows my mind and excites the hell out of me and I don’t want to waste any more time. So I ask myself, what am I doing here? As I live and breathe, what is my impact? What am I doing to tell all the broken or brown or queer or gender nonconforming folks like me that these systems don’t define and confine us? That they weren’t made for us, that our existence is radically beautiful? That our lives are valid and worthy and larger than life itself?
I fight. I fight like hell. And I remind myself I was never meant to be here. But I am and have always been. ✌🏽
I feel like some people need to see this.
YOU are ALWAYS in control of your life. There are no excuses when it comes to this. “my partner won’t let me...” “I should ask my partner for permission...” “I don’t know if my partner would want me to go...” etc. Not it doesn’t necessarily have to be a partner controlling you. Sometimes it can be a friend, a sibling, or your parents. Whoever it may be, HAS ZERO control over you.
You make the decisions for your own life.
Trust me, once you start doing so, you are going to be SO MUCH HAPPIER. Take that step towards your own happiness. -Myk 🦈 —————————————————————