I’m just going to preemptively answer your questions about these pics:

Q: Why aren’t you wearing a shirt? 
A: Because I wanted to really commit to the oddly hot 70s dad thing I started when I purchased these glasses.

Q: Why does your dog look uncomfortable?
A: See above.

Q: Why am I weirdly, almost shamefully attracted to you?
A: See above.

Some photos from our trip to a clothing optional lake in Austin, TX. I had to do some minor editing to make that last picture vaguely internet appropriate, but it’s still pretty accurate.

One last shimmy in honor of my dearly loved tits. While they did overstay their welcome, they will be missed nonetheless. R.I.P. My tits, practically overnight in the fifth grade - March 29, 2012.



It’s been a little over a year since we said goodbye to my sweet girls. While I haven’t missed them even once, I’ve thought of them often with love and respect.

Y’all don’t even know what those tits went through. From having rapists tell them their freckles were a skin disorder when I was 11, being kicked off of the “peer mediators” team because the teacher thought the school shirt looked obscene on them at 12, not knowing how to ask my male friends to stop touching them when I was 14, and not taking my shirt off during sex until I’d been sexually active for over a year, to getting them pierced at 17 and finally looking at them and finding them beautiful, flashing basically everyone at the Atlanta Pride Parade that year, and really, fully loving them and owning them and seeing them and working them.

I loved my tits long after I realized that I didn’t want to see them in the mirror anymore. I loved my tits when I strapped them down and draped myself in cheap lingerie for the first time on stage. I loved my tits when I made the expensive decision to remove them. I love them now when I trace my fingers over my scars.

You were loved, and you will never be forgotten.

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girls, when you’re feeling sad, just remember:

  • a vagina can go back to it’s original size after taking something 20x its size
  • a penis will end up looking like an empty potato sack that’s been run over quite a lot if it does

you can do this girl

be as resilient as your vagina


shine bright like vagina

reblogged for ‘shine bright like vagina’


Also, shout out to all my ladies, boys, and others whose vaginas shine regardless of our gender or anatomy.

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When I created my list of trans* douchebaggery to help educate and inform others about common trans* roles models and their bigotry, I got quite a few requests to make a list of influential trans* people - real role models, so to speak.

The following is an incomplete list of folks that I believe have proven to be reliable, non-oppressive members and advocates of the trans* community:

  • Kate Bornstein
  • Leslie Feinberg
  • Stephen Ira
  • Marsha P. Johnson
  • Christine Jorgensen
  • Isis King
  • Jiz Lee
  • Janet Mock
  • Virginia Prince
  • Sylvia Rivera
  • Monica Roberts
  • Ryan Sallans
  • JD Samson
  • Julia Serano
  • Dean Spade

If a person I have listed has been proven to be problematic in some way, feel free to let me know (with sources, if possible). Also, if I am forgetting anyone that you think should be on this list, feel free to tell me someone who you feel should be here. To be added to this list, a person must identify under the trans* umbrella. (Please include their full name and why you think they should be added.)

Hopefully, I will have the post up by tomorrow night - including more folks and why they are a part of the list (i.e. achievements, activism, etc.)

Julia Serano is problematic in that she’s a white binary trans woman who does a very good job of analyzing oppressions which are within her personal experience … but also pretty much completely fails to consider any oppressions and intersectionalities outside her personal experience.

Her book Whipping Girl is an excellent analysis of the intersection of sexism and transphobia, but considers no other intersections whatsoever, and completely erases the existence of nonbinary and/or genderqueer trans people. She’s not an HBSer type as far as I’m aware, but her model of trans identities is pretty exclusively focused on the assumed norm of white binary trans people.

Overall, her work is something that I would feel comfortable pointing people to, but not without mentioning the caveats up front.

Actually, Seranno often says in Whipping Girl that nonbinary people are privileged in the community, and that “binarism” is the discrimination *against* binary identities

My friend told me how angry he was, how shocked that this sort of thing happens in Montreal, how this was the first time he had ever encountered public discrimination. How he wished he could have protected me. “This is why,” he concluded, “we need to educate people.” “No,” I replied, “this is why queer folks need guns.”

The neighborhood doesn’t know how to handle a whole family of princesses.

The neighborhood doesn’t know how to handle a whole family of princesses.

Trans women and Choice




Trans women, who cannot get pregnant, are generally pro-choice - because we recognize that the privilege-rooted anti-choice movement is generally based on suppressing women’s choices about our bodies as a general thing, not JUST specifically regarding abortion, and must be opposed even if we don’t SPECIFICALLY benefit from widely-available, legal and safe abortion.

I can count the trans women I know who are anti-choice on no hands.

I have met a grand total of one.

Mural by Sheila Pree Bright for Living Walls

Mural by Sheila Pree Bright for Living Walls