Archive for October 2011


Taking on the World


Someone wrote…

In a bra, I feel invisible. In a binder, I feel like I can take on the world.

What’s your experience?


And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 31st, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Question: How soon is too soon?


A reader asks…

 It’s been a year since I came out to my mother, and sixth months since my friends began referring to me by my chosen name and pronouns. I start college soon, and my first year I am really interested in changing my name and developing a treatment plan. But my family made it clear that they are not ready and consider these choices out of the question.

Should I be patient? Or should I really go after the things I want?

If waiting will ease their pain, I’ll try to do it – but if they’ll hate my decisions either way, why should I drag it out?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on October 30th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

questions | 10 comments »

As you


Singer/songwriter Nicole Reynolds has a music video.


Posted by on October 29th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

video | 1 comment »

Gender-rage


Someone wrote…

Gender-rage: Anger in response to the perception your gender identity is being improperly used, appropriated, or ridiculed.

What’s your experience?


And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 29th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: A POC surgical Blog


Ant recommends…

POC surgical Blog
A blog detail a young transman of colors whole transition from start to end

This site is a good resource for younger men of color in transition. As well in general a learning tool for anyone seeking a better understanding of what happens during female to male transition. The information is very open and no holds are really there. You can tell as I speak with a lot of passion and thought. I’m very open to questions and would love to share my story with everyone :)

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Posted by on October 28th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Dee


You can call me… Dee

I identify as… I don’t really know what I am, I am just Myself and nothing more.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Any male pronouns would be nice

I’m attracted to… people who have a certain talent that no one else has. Something that I find extremely attractive within them. Of course, people who can make me laugh :)

When people talk about me, I want them to… to be respectful of me, as I would respect them.

I want people to understand… It’s just who I am, it’s something within me that has been waiting a long time to finally come to the surface. I’m ready to face it.

About Dee
I am a person who is always changing~

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on October 27th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

profiles | 3 comments »

Measurements



measurements, originally uploaded by ghost meat.


Posted by on October 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Maybe One Day…


Someone wrote…

I have a lot of friends who use they/them or zie/hir, and that’s how I feel too! I wish I was brave enough to use them. Maybe one day…

What’s your experience?


And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 27th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 5 comments »

Question: How can I be sure?


A reader asks…

I’m terrified that my gender confusion is a passing phase. Before I come out to anyone, how can I be sure that this is here to stay?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on October 24th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

questions | 21 comments »

untitled


Submitted by Elliot, the model and photographer.


Posted by on October 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 6 comments »

Recommendation: Glitter Politic


Ashley Aron and Erin Majestic Legay recommend…

Glitter Politic is self-love blown open. Glitter is an external expression of a unique and multifaceted light that shines within each of us. Harnessing that light and directing it outwards is extremely challenging in a world that makes it so easy to hate ourselves and each other.

By embodying a politic of glitter, we accept and perpetuate the radical notion that there is enough room for all of us to shine. We believe that by nurturing an ethic of compassion, kindness, and bad-ass love for ourselves, we can create space in our communities where love is not a limited resource. With a glitter politic, we are banishing the normative, oppressive, patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist ideology that the world isn’t big enough for all of our beautiful bodies, ideas, and voices.

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Posted by on October 24th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Finch


You can call me… Finch

I identify as… a homopunk, genderfuck, tranny terrorist, anarcho-queer, monstrosity.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … they,their,them,she,her,hers.

I’m attracted to… assortments of queerness.

When people talk about me, I want them to… smile and laugh at gender norms.

I want people to understand… that ladies have five o clock shadow too.

About Finch
Born into a military family, I traveled around the US until my family settled down in a small town in the Central Valley of California. Discovered radical trans/queer activism and bodies, and almost religiously devoted myself to challenging the standards and discipline which produced me. Now I’m a third year feminist/anthropology/critical anatomy studies major at UCSC, hoping to write some good critical theory.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on October 23rd, 2011 at 04:00 pm

profiles | 8 comments »

Alejandro



Untitled, originally uploaded by Alejandro !.


Posted by on October 23rd, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 2 comments »

Not so out of place


Someone wrote…

Wearing guy clothes makes me feel better about my female body. I don’t feel so out of place anymore.

What’s your experience?


And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 23rd, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 6 comments »

Husband and Wife



Androgyny, originally uploaded by Juan Jose Cordero.


Posted by on October 22nd, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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I’m not drunk, cross my heart


Submitted by Felicity, the model and photographer.


Posted by on October 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 3 comments »

Question: Disguising hips


Catcher asks…

I’ve been binding for about six months now and exercising everyday to loose excess body fat, tone up and get a more “boyish” figure. With the top half sorted, does anybody have any tips on disguising hips?

 

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


Posted by on October 22nd, 2011 at 08:00 am

questions | 16 comments »

Question: I’d love to know how to say I love you


Kei asks…

My Mom and Dad tell me it’s just a phase, but it’s not. My best friends tolerate it, but they don’t understand.

How do you explain to the people you love the most in life that you’re not what they think you are?

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


Posted by on October 21st, 2011 at 04:00 pm

questions | 7 comments »

Hurricane



Crash, Crash, Burn, Let It All Burn, originally uploaded by Mandee Carter.


Posted by on October 21st, 2011 at 10:00 am

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At the Same Time


Someone wrote…

“Sometimes I want and need to be a boy, but I also love being a girl at the same time…”

What’s your experience?


And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 21st, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 5 comments »

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