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The Best Tee


Reposted from Scriptum.

“They/Them or He/Him”

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Posted by on May 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Question: How to Change my Voice Pitch


Eli asks…

so I’m 15 and dfab (designated female at birth) and I’ve been having trouble with my gender for a year or two now. at first I thought it was like some internalised misogyny going on but sometimes I really feel like I’d be happier being a boy but other times I’m pretty chill with being a girl.

The problem is, while I don’t have a super high voice, it’s recognisably feminine, I can make it go down a pitch or two of I try but it’s still pretty high. I wanted to know if there’s any way I can make my voice deeper or have the ability to go deeper without testosterone.

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Posted by on May 28th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Open Flower


Submitted by Leni, the model.

” I just wanted to express to like-minded people online about my idiosyncratic expression and construing of gender. Honestly, I don’t really know where to identify myself on the gender spectrum, but I’d like to see myself more as a unisex or a “genderpunk”, and also, if I’m permitted to say, pansexual.
I do not like it how gender norms have been my whole life imposed on me and even enforced on me either by others or by lack of choice in the circumstances.

Quite frankly, I don’t feel all that comfortable in the traditional, antiquated, masculine, hetero-normative, and sexist role. I am way too free-spirited, punk, liberated, artsy, and rebellious minded for that kind of stuff. I’m also a person with an invisible disability, and am a proud supported for people with disabilities, social services, and lgbtq activism.

I am comfortable in my body and in my “unisex”/genderqueer identity and will continue to embrace myself and pursue what I love and fill the role I feel most emotionally fulfilled in: philosophical, poetic, artsy, feminine, light-hearted, fun-loving, dancer, writer, cook, gardener, and an amazing homemaker.”

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Posted by on May 27th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Laying Claims


Someone wrote…

I’ve claimed so many things over the years…bi girl, bi androgynous girl, androgynous lesbian, straight transman, bi transman, pansexual androgynous transman….and every time I claim something I feel like I have to erase the rest or else I’m being phony or something. Everybody already thinks I’m confused. Now I’m confused and feel like I shouldn’t be. I don’t even know anymore. If I am how I was born, then why can’t I just be that? I have no idea what to do or think…

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 27th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Transman Power


Submitted by Drew, the model and photographer.

“I am a man. That’s it.”

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Posted by on May 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Utterly Floored


Finn wrote…

I am basing my whole career path of the study of how gender is lived in the world, but sometimes I think about the concept of “gender” and am utterly floored by how little it makes sense to me.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 21st, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Question: Binding for bigger people?


Lee asks…

How well does binding work for heavy people?

I’m 5’3 208 lbs and unfortunately carry all of my weight in my tummy and breasts.

I’m just starting to explore my gender fully and I really want to start binding but binders are pretty expensive and I want to make sure I splurge and get a really good one instead of buying and sampling a bunch that don’t really work for bigger people.

Any suggestions?

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Posted by on May 20th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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I’m Just a Person to Myself


Someone wrote…

I’m just a person to myself, but other people see me as female. When that happens enough I start feeling like I’m trapped in that box of what other people think being female is, and I start feeling icky all over.

I don’t think *being* female is icky, at all! But it’s not a thing that works for me, and I wish I could ask for it to stop happening, but I’m honestly not sure that most people are able to respond to other people without perceiving/assuming gender.

I would really like for people to not assume either that I’m female or that I’m all the things that are expected to go along with being female. Gender feels like an external thing that’s placed on me without my consent.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 19th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Arms Folded


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Posted by on May 18th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Thinking


Someone wrote…

I’ve been thinking about Testosterone a lot more these days. I really want to be perceived as male, even if my true gender is somewhere in the middle. The consequences of starting a physical transition scare me so much!

Any advice on how to get past the fear of people judging and having those dreaded conversations?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 17th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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See Me


Reposted from Buzzfeed.

So few people, once you put the homeless label on them, are able to see [the youth] in any other way. But there’s power that comes with being the survivor of abuse, the survivor of homelessness. Having to assert your sexual orientation and gender identity makes you a really powerful person.

Photo from See Me, a book/project by Alex Fradkin, an award winning photographer, and Taz Tagore, co-founder of the Reciprocity Foundation, a not for profit organization serving the needs of homeless youth in New York City.

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Posted by on May 16th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Other people’s Perceptions


Reposted from hazelnutfilling.

“Finally someone said it .”

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Posted by on May 16th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Flowered up


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Posted by on May 15th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Beyond that


Someone wrote…

I don’t know what to think about myself. I’m ace and aro, but beyond that, I don’t know. I’m trying to present myself as agender, but I’m just not sure that will ever work out for me. If I wore loose clothing, no one would be able to tell what gender I was. I don’t know. I’m confused.

Some days, I wish there was no such thing as genders. That would make life a bit easier.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 15th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Female Masculinity at Its Finest


Reposted from SheWired.

Queer photographer Meg Allen didn’t see the images of masculine women she wanted and needed around her, so she took it upon herself to produce them.

From the article…

Allen tells SheWired, she wanted to celebrate and display her “gorgeous” subjects unrestrainedly, allowing “outsiders a change to look, to stare, without feeling like they’re being invasive.” Her portraits are meant, she says, to be attractive and admired, in contrast to a history of masculine women not feeling fully able to “show” themselves to others due, in part, to an understandable fear of violent reactions. Allen spent time with each model discussing how they thought about their masculinity and wished it to be seen.

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Posted by on May 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Brick road


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Posted by on May 13th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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HRT


Someone wrote…

I can’t wait for the day I start HRT…*sighs*

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 13th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Bird Skull Necklace


Reposted from skarrlettkrowsnest.

“This picture was taken on March 4th, 2015, eight and a half months on legal HRT at this point. Very glad with the results so far and am especially grateful for my friends who’ve cut my hair and lent or given me more fitting clothes. I’ve also gone back to epilating my face as well as everywhere else I find necessary and am getting better at this whole eyebrow game.”

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Posted by on May 12th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Question: Velcro Binders Vs Tank-top Binders


Someone asks…

I’m thinking of buying a new binder.

So far I’ve only had binders with velcro. For various reasons, I’m now thinking buying one of those tank-top type of things, but I’m a bit apprehensive.

What I like about the velcro binders is that I can adjust them according to what I’m wearing and I can also loosen it quickly if need be. (Over the last nine or so years I’ve only needed to do that once.)

So I guess what I’m asking is, can anyone give me some kind of a comparison on these points? I imagine the tank-top binder as being tight and possibly uncomfortable compared to the velcro binder.

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Posted by on May 12th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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It Felt Great Today


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Posted by on May 11th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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