Daisies


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“I love daisies.”

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Posted by on July 31st, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Ash


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You can call me… Ash

I identify as… Bigender

As far as third-person pronouns go, … She/her is fine, as are he/him and they/them, as long as you’re not nasty about it

I’m attracted to… I’m a grey-asexual panromantic, so I’m attracted to people based on their personality as opposed to their gender or appearance, and very, very rarely experience sexual attraction.

When people talk about me, I want them to… look at my achievements and who I am as a person, rather than what my gender may be or whether or not I fit their idea of masculine or feminine

I want people to understand… Not everyone’s gender identity fits completely into a little box – there’s a lot of overflow and shifting about.

About Ash
I’ve only recently started to identify as bigender, having struggled with my body type for most of my teenage years. I’ve not been able to pass as male since I was fourteen, when my bust really started coming in, but now I’m looking into a reduction to make binding easier on my male days (and also to get rid of my back problems)

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Posted by on July 31st, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Minimal Androgyny


Submitted by Samantha Jean, who is both the model and photographer

“I run a blog called MASJLondon, which stands for Minimal Androgyny (The theme) and Samantha Jean (My name)
I’m in the process of opening an androgynous/minimal fashion e-commerce website, for all of us girls that feel a bit lost in a pink dress. Androgyny in fashion is, put simply, possessing both feminine and masculine characteristics
You don’t have to be butch, you don’t have to be feminine, there are plenty of spaces in the middle ground that you can feel comfortable. My aim is to represent all of those of us who feel like we don’t quite ‘get’ mainstream fashion stores
I shop in the men’s section half of the time, my blog reflects this. There’s no shame in shopping in the men’s section, you just need to own it!! I would love, if this sounded like something any of you guys would be interested in, if you could show some support for the blog. There are some big future plans and I’m very excited! The beauty of style, is that it’s yours.
Throw out the fashion rule book and stand proud!”

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Posted by on July 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Body positive


Someone wrote…

An unexpected benefit of starting an exercise routine to boost energy and combat anxiety: I’m starting to love my body for the first time in my life. My heart and lungs are getting stronger, and I’m proud of my little weight lifting muscles!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 30th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Knee High


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Posted by on July 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Recommendation: Where’s your trousers?


Donnie Collins recommends…

There’s an Irish/Scottish ballad called “Donald, Where’s Your Trousers?” about a young man who is questioned/heckled for wearing a kilt instead of trousers.

Well, I’m a transguy, and my name’s Donald, and I guess I just loved the fact that there was a song like this out there.

And we all love kilts here, so I thought I’d share!

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Posted by on July 29th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Radiant and full of life.


Someone wrote…

I’ve had dreams where I was female, and I had long colorful hair, and I was radiant and full of life. It was amazing, really.

Most cis people take their gender for granted and might tell me, “you’re not missing anything,” but when you struggle with dysphoria the very idea of being who you are — inside and out — is like that tingly feeling you get when falling in love. It’s a place of peace and we just want to finally arrive.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 28th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Break Free


A video from the talented Ruby Rose. (Note: Part of this content is NSFW)


Posted by on July 27th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme


Zena Sharman recommends…

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

The Genderfork community might like an anthology on butch and femme called Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. (Full disclosure: I co-edited this project with my partner, Ivan E. Coyote). We’re really proud of the book. It’s a beautiful and diverse collection of 40+ femme and butch voices including MtF and FtM butches and femmes — like Amy Fox’s piece “Changed Sex. Grew Boobs. Started Wearing a Tie.”, Rae Spoon’s “Femme Cowboy”, Elizabeth Marston’s “Rogue Femininity”, and S. Bear Bergman’s “Brother Dog”.

Our aim in creating this anthology was, as Audre Lorde says, to “broaden the joining” — to make space for a continuation and expansion of the butch femme conversation, to reflect on what femme and butch can mean in today’s ever-shifting gender landscape.

There’s also an interesting tumblr, though it’s no longer active.

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Posted by on July 25th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Waking up.


Someone wrote…

There are days when I wake up and know I am a girl, and days when I wake up and know I am a boy. The majority of days though, I just know I’m me – regardless of what is or isn’t between my legs.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 24th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Oisín


 

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You can call me… Oisín (although most people know me as Niamh – I’m in the process of changing that! :-) )

I identify as… trans-masculine/genderqueer/boy/just me.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … He is best, but most people call me She

I’m attracted to… Female-bodied people of all sorts, especially genderqueer/masculine female bodied people. I’m also attracted to trans men that self-define as outside the binary. It’s just cis-men that I’m not attracted to (although I can appreciate a good looking cis-guy :-) )

When people talk about me, I want them to… talk about my interests and my intellect, and think about me as a person, not a gender.

I want people to understand… that I’m still trying to figure my gender out, and I’m happy for people to join me on this journey :-)

About Oisín (although most people know me as Niamh – I’m in the process of changing that! :-) )
I came out initially as bisexual, then lesbian, then queer, then genderqueer, and now trans. It’s been a learning curve that continues on but life gets better and better as I learn more about myself. :-)

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Posted by on July 23rd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Comfort


Someone wrote…

I was getting really hung up on struggling with what’s true for me, what’s a product of societal programming, and the incessant binary thoughts of “wait if I’m not cis then I must be trans, right?” grinding away in my head. Then I got a piece of advice that almost instantly quieted it all down and helped it all make sense for me. I go back to it frequently.

“Stop thinking of it terms of gender and start thinking of it terms of comfort. Do the “women’s” clothes you wear make you feel comfortable? Then wear them!

Does looking more femme make you feel more comfortable some days more than others? Then look femme!

Same goes for your body, the way you talk, the way you move, the way you express yourself. It doesn’t have to be about any notion of gender binary. It can just simply be about physical manifestations of what makes you feel good.”

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 22nd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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How do I discourage being wrongly gendered without being confrontational?


Someone wrote…

I am an FTM. I work in the public school system. I applied to the job and was hired as male…I wear a name tag that clearly reads “MR.” I conform to many male stereotypes (I bind, I have short hair, I wear mens clothing exclusively) Oftentimes, however, I am either referred to with female pronouns among co-workers or they include my presence in terms like “ladies” referring to a group.

How do I discourage these types of experiences without being rude or confrontational?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 21st, 2014 at 08:00 am

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As a child.


Someone wrote…

As a child, I was led to believe that being a girl meant that you had to like dolls, dresses, hair, and pink. I didn’t like any of these things, so I figured I was not a girl. If I was not a girl, I had to be a boy. Now I know that not fitting into a socially constructed “girly” mold does not diminish my identity as a woman.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 20th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Moon Raver


You can call me… Moon Raver, or Moon

I identify as… I’m not sure yet. Right now im just letting my gender do whatever it wants. I feel genderless, but female presenting.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer female pronouns. Most people call me by them anyway because I often present as such.

I’m attracted to… Every gender.
But more intimately, my amazing girlfriend of three years. <3

When people talk about me, I want them to… I want to be loved by everyone. I know, that isn’t possible. But it’s a dream right?

I want people to understand… That just because I have a mental illness, doesn’t mean I’m not intelligent, or capable of forming informed opinions.

About Moon Raver, or Moon

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Posted by on July 19th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Free Me


Submitted by Nick, who is both the model and photographer.

 

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Posted by on July 18th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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All of us


Someone wrote…

Whenever I come here and read and see you all, it makes me feel fantastic. I get courage, I get inspiration, I hear questions that I can really ask myself. I wouldn’t be me without people like you!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 18th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Chains


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Posted by on July 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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KUMU HINA



“KUMU HINA is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernized society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident mahu, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.”

Learn more about the film here or check for updates on Facebook.


Posted by on July 17th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Sad Babe


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“The only face i’m capable of in pictures is “sad babe”.

 

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Posted by on July 16th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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