Posted by Freiya on October 16th, 2015 at 08:00 am
Posted by Freiya on October 16th, 2015 at 08:00 am
Posted by Freiya on October 12th, 2015 at 08:00 am
Submitted by Celina / Cedric, the model and photographer.
“This collage is part of my finals art project. I chose gender roles as my topic, especially so, as I’m trying to find out if I’m trans or genderqueer right now.
You can see me wearing all bras I ever owned in pretty much the chronological order I bought them in. What I wanted to enact was a a transformation from typically female to typically male traits but it occurred to me in the making, that that’s exactly my own transformation and my own journey, that I seem to have been on longer than I realized.”
Posted by Freiya on August 27th, 2015 at 10:00 am
Posted by Freiya on August 20th, 2015 at 08:00 am
I’m woking on my podcast ChangesInLatitudesPodcast.blogspot.com and in doing it for almost a year now I’ve come to realize that I’m not a TransWoman, but more of a genderqueer/genderfluid person. Since this is a “large grey area” of description I’ll narrow it down by describing myself as a “feminine male”.
I feel more in tune and in touch with myself and more grounded.
Today I feel a bit more feminine as I’m waking up, but that may change as I start to move and get out of bed.
Thanks for being here.
What’s your experience?
Posted by Freiya on August 19th, 2015 at 08:00 am
“I’m Not A Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) was begun in Venezuela by writer, illustrator, and activist Daniel Arzola.
It became the first Venezuelan viral campaign that through art raised awareness of the prejudice and violent acts performed against the LGBTI community around the world. Within only 6 months of its creation the campaign had reached more than a million people in more than thirty countries including Russia, where it is used today illegally as a tool for human rights protests.
Today, the campaign is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and holds 50 illustrated posters that through the psychology of color illustrate matters dealing with same-sex marriage, gender roles, bullying, and a variety of other current social issues. ”
Posted by Freiya on August 14th, 2015 at 08:00 am
Reposted from Save your Scissors.
“Gender isn’t a binary, and it isn’t always a fixed point either. We’d seen pronoun necklaces before and thought they were very cool and could be useful, except for one problem: they didn’t change.
This necklace is for anyone who is genderqueer, genderfluid, bigender, people in multiple systems where there is more than one gender, and anyone else who finds one set of gender pronouns to be inadequate for their self or selves expression. Flip the charms over to change which one is visible at the front, to let people know which pronouns you want used for yourself at the current time.
We used to offer pre-made sets of pronouns, but there’s no way for those to cover everyone! So finally, it’s here: PICK YOUR OWN PRONOUNS! :D”
Posted by Freiya on July 31st, 2015 at 08:00 am
“Looking for Jeans to fit trans male bodies? Check this article on Qwear out!”
A reader wrote in asking about recommendations for affordable jeans for trans men. We surveyed our staff and the community about their favorite mens* jeans. It can take a lot of trial and error to find the perfect pair of jeans, but I promise they’re out there. Everybody is shaped differently, so these are just good starting places.
Posted by Freiya on July 3rd, 2015 at 08:00 am
Posted by Freiya on June 21st, 2015 at 08:00 am
Reposted from alicexz.
Posted by Freiya on June 11th, 2015 at 08:00 am
Reposted from itsjessegurl.
“I was watching the Stonewall Uprising documentary and the name Marsha P. Johnson was not mentioned once considering she was a leader of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. So I felt like posting these Polaroids of her taken by Andy Warhol to show remembrance of her as the significant trailblazer that she was in making the Stonewall Riots happen. It’ll be 46 years since the riots on June the 28th and 45 years since the first gay pride march took place in New York City as a result of the Stonewall Riots. Thank you Marsha. RIP.”
Posted by Freiya on June 9th, 2015 at 08:00 am
Tender and heart-breaking, yet fierce. Venus de Mars is a star more people should know about. Love that Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! features on one track. Inspirational.
Posted by tigr on May 22nd, 2015 at 08:00 am
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.
Posted by Freiya on May 16th, 2015 at 10:00 am
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.
Posted by Freiya on May 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am
a book of poetry
I felt like I was opening up a body as I read these poems. Picking apart bones and untwisting veins. These poems are written in ways that re-imagine what a page is, what a body is, what gender is/means. I feel enlightened and full of so many questions. I’ve begun to reread to search for the hidden meanings behind each word. Wow.
Posted by tigr on May 8th, 2015 at 08:00 am
From the nightclubs of Mongolia to the swamps of Venezuela – Àlvaro Laiz’s work transports you into various worlds and shares the stories of the people that inhabit them.
There are more stunning photographs by Àlvaro Laiz at www.alvarolaiz.com.
Posted by Freiya on May 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 am
Reposted from The Cut.
From the article…
Once upon a time, maternity clothing was all bows, floral patterns, and muumuus. While it has evolved in the last few decades to include body-conscious styles that flaunt (rather than hide) “baby bumps,” it’s remained mostly conventionally feminine.
The founders of the new line Butchbaby & Co. want to change that. Vanessa Newman, a digital strategist, and Michelle Janayea, a design student at Columbia College in Chicago, are creating an alternative to hyperfeminine maternitywear aimed at LGBTQ folks who are starting their own families.
Posted by Freiya on April 26th, 2015 at 08:00 am
Photo taken from a series of pictures from To Survive on This Shore.
Representations of older transgender people are nearly absent from both photography and social science domains, and those that do exist are often one-dimensional. To survive on this shore combines photographs of transgender and gender variant people over the age of fifty with interviews about their life experiences in regards to gender, identity, age, and sexuality and provides a nuanced view into the complexities of aging as a transgender person. By combining our experiences working as a photographer and social worker within the transgender community, we hope to create a project that is simultaneously highly personal and socially relevant.
Posted by Freiya on April 7th, 2015 at 10:00 am
ChaosLife is a semi-autobiographical comic. It focuses on a queer relationship between A. Stiffler and K. Copeland, who create the comic! It also delves into politics, GSM issues, mental health, pop culture, cats and other randomness.
(Taken from ChaosLife’s about page)
Posted by tigr on March 17th, 2015 at 08:00 am
Submitted by Lee. Photo taken by Leah Corbett Photography.
“This is the photo featured on the album cover for Anjimile’s upcoming LP entitled ‘Human Nature.’
Anjimile is a queer non-binary black musician from Boston, and this album is a colorful, chaotic, melodic journey into the labyrinth of thoughts and feelings that we call the human condition. What does it mean to feel the body, the mind, and the soul fully? How does it feel to be a human being? What is the feeling? Anjimile explores these themes in an album written in 3 parts: Act I (You Were Born), Act II (You Will Be), Act III (You Will Die).
Posted by Freiya on March 12th, 2015 at 10:00 am