Archive for December 2010


Thrilled.


Someone wrote…

One of my teachers expressed personal gender ambiguity the other day in class. All of the other students were either shocked or confused, but I just felt thrilled – finally, someone else!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 25th, 2010 at 08:00 am

your voice | 5 comments »

petter



petter, originally uploaded by hayleylouisabrown.


Posted by on December 24th, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | Comment »

Really comfortable.


Someone wrote…

I’m MtF-bodied, and when I was physically male I hated going shirtless, but now I actually feel really comfortable in a fun-colored bra and jeans.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 24th, 2010 at 08:00 am

your voice | 8 comments »

Profile: Ji


You can call me… Ji

I identify as… Bigendered-Androgyne; both man and woman in some form or another.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … They or He. I identify as more masculine than feminine, but you wouldn’t believe how many people fuss about singular “they!”

I’m attracted to… Masculinity of all variant flavours, including androgyny, in another’s physical , mental, or both, regardless of identity or anatomical configuration.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Talk about my strengths as an individual, the pleasantness of my person, and maybe the character flaws that could use a little polishing. Beyond my category labels, my road map instructions; I want people to know my landscapes and tourist attractions.

I want people to understand… That being straight forward and honest is far less hurtful than pretending and waiting for me to turn my back. I can take upfront criticism and disapproval from another individual with both of our identities and opinions intact.

About Ji
I’m a survivor of childhood abuse and mentally ill parental influence, and I’ve found that the only place I get by trying to cut my way through the jungle back to the mythical main road is lost in the middle of my own winding snake trails. As I have the power to cut my own road, and find my own destiny, I have the power to shape the face of my unique identity. But the truth is this: you don’t need to have come from a fragmented background to be in that position. Each and every one of us all have our unique identities in the palm of our hands. Most importantly, these unique identities are, in reality, free from any rules or regulations the jungle would like us to believe.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on December 23rd, 2010 at 04:00 pm

profiles | 7 comments »

Purple Shirt



Androgyny to the side :), originally uploaded by GEORGE CACERES.


Posted by on December 23rd, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | Comment »

Recommendation: Misfile


Gib recommends…

Misfile

Misfile
A webcomic by Chris Hazelton

Misfile is a comic I can laugh at, grimace with, boggle toward, make strange faces in general direction of – I’m not sure there’s an emotional range it doesn’t take me though. Due to a lazy angel’s mistake, Ash is changed from male to female and Emily loses the last two years of her life. Though the experiences of Emily are mentioned, more pages of the comic are dedicated to Ash’s issues. Ze’s a guy in a girl’s body, literally, but is often made to do girly things to keep up zeir family’s and friends’ expectations of zem (who they believe has always been a woman).

» Recommend something. «


Posted by on December 23rd, 2010 at 08:00 am

comics, recommendations, websites | 9 comments »

Eyework



Eyework, originally uploaded by Morpheus © Schaagen.


Posted by on December 22nd, 2010 at 04:00 pm

faces | 7 comments »

Folded Paper



papie.r, originally uploaded by Andres Marti.


Posted by on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | 1 comment »

Profile: J


You can call me… J

I identify as… mostly female, polyamorous, queer. well, actually i guess everyone else sees me as female. i prefer to be seen as a human being and not a gendered stereotype. we’re all just humans, man.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … i have no problem with any pronoun usage. use whichever you’d like. [i usually run around giving high fives when people use masculine pronouns, even though i don’t present as male]

I’m attracted to… your personality. not your gender, age, race, height, weight, etc.

When people talk about me, I want them to… smile. i enjoy making people happy. i also want them to see me without labels. to not assume that because i am attracted to women that i am a lesbian. i want them to speak honestly about me because i believe that honesty really is the best policy.

I want people to understand… how beautiful life is and how much we should appreciate what we have.

About J
J is a self identified queer human being living in the United States She likes to talk about transgender issues, coffee shops, used book stores, tattoos,  thrift store finds, art, or just about anything else interesting. She is living her life day to day and learning as she goes. She believes that it’s all about the journey and that the earth is warmer when you laugh. She is taking it all in stride.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on December 22nd, 2010 at 08:00 am

profiles | 5 comments »

Android Auction



Many Moons, a song & artful short film featuring Janelle Monáe’s alter ego, Cindy Mayweather. (behind the scenes)


Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 04:00 pm

video | 3 comments »

The Formal



Year 12 Formal, originally uploaded by VIBERT..


Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | 6 comments »

Not male.


Someone wrote…

I am not male. I am a human with a penis.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 08:00 am

your voice | 8 comments »

Genderplayful Marketplace: Let’s make it happen!


Hey Everyone,

Thank you so much for all your support for the Genderplayful Marketplace idea. We’ve launched the fundraiser, and already raised $2400 in the first week (plus $335 for the PayPal Haters Fund) from a combined total of 91 backers.

*pause* Did you get that? If you’re skimming, take a second to go read that last line again. None of those numbers are typos. This. Is. Real.

For those who are hearing about this for the first time, here’s the spiel:

What’s the Genderplayful Marketplace?

Genderplayful is a plan for an online clothing marketplace that celebrates diversity in gender presentation and body types. This is for anyone who can’t easily find what they’re looking for in a typical clothing store, with special support for androgynous, unisex, butch, dapper, femme, gender-bending, gender-transgressive, and gender-fanflippingtastic clothing solutions for all kinds of bodies.

Genderplayful cares about custom solutions, and the marketplace will host a lively community that finds and creates those solutions together. Vendors will include indie designers, crafters, clothing makers, tailors, and people selling things from their closets and local thrift stores. Community members will pool notes on what they’re excited about, and vendors will take cues from buyers on what to create more of. The goal is to create a culture-rich gorgeous Internet bazaar for the playful, the exquisite, and the just trying to get dressed in the morning.

About the Fundraiser

If Genderplayful can raise $5,000 in community funding by January 15, 2011, founder Sarah Dopp will commit to making the project a reality. Anything above that baseline number will go toward making the project happen faster and better. (Really, she needs more like $50,000, but she’d rather do it cheaply than wait to do it perfectly.) All financial backers will receive perks based on their contribution level.

Wanna donate?

You can do that right here:

And please spread the word! The more supporters we can rally early on, the stronger this community project will be. The main event is taking place over here: http://genderplayful.tumblr.com

Thank you so much for all your support everybody!

So much love,
Sarah Dopp
founder of Genderfork.com and the Genderplayful Marketplace


Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 07:26 am

requests | 13 comments »

Profile: Kaily


You can call me… Kaily, or just Hey You.

I identify as… A butch nothing. I don’t feel like I have an actual gender.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Spivak is preferable, but you can go with female.

I’m attracted to… Lots of different things actually. I like men who aren’t afraid to play with gender, and women who can walk the talk.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Be impressed.

I want people to understand… I’m not some scary person just because I’m not binary. I help people pick up stuff they drop, I volunteer in my spare time, I try to make sure my friends don’t get hurt, and help them when they do. I’m a good person, just outside of society’s boundaries.

About Kaily
I believe I have depersonalization disorder, but I don’t want to have a doctor confirm that.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

profiles | 3 comments »

The Locket



_MG_2300edited, originally uploaded by UniqueAndChicOk.


Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | 9 comments »

Face value.


Someone wrote…

I hate the idea of “coming out.” Why can’t the world take me at face value? I shouldn’t have to explain it!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 08:00 am

your voice | 20 comments »

thugs



Androgynous (small), originally uploaded by Double Image Photography.


Posted by on December 19th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

faces | 4 comments »

Attitude



Hawt Smut, Bitches., originally uploaded by illiara.


Posted by on December 19th, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | 11 comments »

Profile: Reece


You can call me… Reece

I identify as… a boy.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Male. Every time I don’t pass, I cringe and wish I had facial hair.

I’m attracted to… Women. Sexy, confident women. Feminine preferably, although I do love them all.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Remember who I was and see who I am now and how much happier I’ve become. They may not understand it, but it’s hard not to notice the happiness.

I want people to understand… I’m just trying to be me.

About Reece
Well, I’m an 18 year old transguy. I enjoy a nice pair of tits and a violent video game. I’m taking off from college until I get my transition together and I’m working as an Apple specialist. I’m alive. I’m happy. I’m slowly finding myself. I won’t be satisfied until I get a ferret and name it Barbara Walters.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on December 19th, 2010 at 08:00 am

profiles | 22 comments »

Motorcycle Rider



Unit 3 – androgyny edit, originally uploaded by Jade Parham.


Posted by on December 18th, 2010 at 06:00 pm

faces | 4 comments »

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