All of these things are happening, and sometimes it is overwhelming, but also it is so wonderful to see how far I’ve come in so many aspects of my life, including my studies and my self. And how far I’m going in the next year. Had a rough couple of days, but a good walk and work out always put me back in the right head space. Always moving forward, even when I’m standing still. Gotta remind myself of the good things I’ve accomplished, am accomplishing, and will accomplish.
what u should be asking trans ppl: “how was ur day” “where did u buy that rly cute shirt” “damn how did you get ur hair to look that good” “why is no one acknowledging the whole dinosaurs having feathers thing” “whats ur opinion on pluto losing its planet status”
what ur wasting ur time asking trans ppl: “whats ur real name" "have u had surgery… down there…" "r u rly a boy/girl" "what does cis mean" "why do you hate cis ppl"
I am actually so proud of myself for writing that collection, even if no one buys a copy. I completely understand if you do not. There is a lot of weight put on one poem that is circulating around this website and to transfer it to other parts must be difficult. I waited so long to be in a good enough head space to write, and I did, and my writing style is so much better now. More crisp. I am more of myself, too. I am coming into myself. This is about loving my outsides, too, being more of myself and accept all of those parts I dislike - like how my voice goes up five octaves when I get upset, or how I breathe really loudly in my sleep that it could be classified as snoring, or how I was so lost in this for so long. You need to be kind to yourself, which is something that E. said yesterday. There is all of these things we’ve internalized, and we’re learning. We need to hold ourselves accountable and understand that there is discomfort in acknowledging certain sides of yourself, but you come to it. Eventually.
First trailer for Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The Way He Looks) [x]
It has the same baseline assumptions as conservatism but purports itself to be better. Same fuckshit that doesn’t question the framework and status quo enough to try to change it and rather believes that if you work hard enough you’ll obtain equality and such. The implicit assumptions are: the way things are going generally is good, Western values and understandings of democracy, global capitalism, nationalism etc are sound and admirable and only need minor tweaking, and there are universal, normative values/behaviors/ways of life that any and all people should strive after. And please, let’s talk about our differences.
Where a conservative might say, we have to go to war because they hate us and we hate them, a liberal may argue, we have to go to war to save them since we know better.
I respect a person who’s straight up about their assumptions more than someone who tries to sugarcoat it and wants to get away with it.