The more she could imagine this island, the less she liked the real world. The more she could imagine the people, the less she liked any real people. It got until she didn’t belong anywhere. It got so nobody was good enough, refined enough, real enough. Nothing was as real as her imagined world - Chuck Palahniuk
More of my face here
Ask me something magical
When I started transition, almost 14 years ago, I imagined, I had this fantasy, that I would start taking hormones and in a few years, I was gonna blend in and no one would ever know that I was trans. I could just live my life undetected. And I knew a lot of trans folks like that, it was presented as the goal of transitioning.
When I realized that I wasn’t blending in effortlessly, I had to sort of to reevaluate things for myself. I had to begin to think about and I’ve begin to own this transgender thing. It became something that I had to say, "Well, this is who I am." (x)
July 6th was International Femme Appreciation Day, and at Radical Femme (on Facebook) we celebrated it by asking femmes of all genders to send us a picture and a statement about being femme, and we created an image gallery, part of which you see here. It was very exciting, and though July 6 is over, it’s never too late to appreciate femmes. So if you want a picture of your own, send me a pic and statement (here or FB), and I’ll make you a glittery addition to the album!
(You can see the next set of pics here: http://feminainvicta.tumblr.com/post/55089143745/july-6th-was-international-femme-appreciation-day)
omg i made these and i’m really fucking pleased that they are being used for this purpose
LAVERNE COX IS AMAZING PLEASE READ EVERYTHING SHE’S EVER SAID EVER AND WATCH HER VIDEOS AND YES
[Image: Black and white poster. A black background with a grey bidfeminist symbol in the middle, and an irregular/grunge white frame. Text: “BECAUSE we are not real AND our orientation is only a phase AND we’ll just leave for a member of another sex any day AND our way of loving is only a sign of confusion AND when we haven’t changed in 5 or 10 or 20 or 50 years we are still just confused AND when we’re in a different-sex relationship then we are holding onto “straight privilege” AND when we’re in a same-sex relationship then we’ve finally “come all the way out” AND when we’re in a different-sex relationship we’re really just straight AND when we’re in a same-sex relationship then we’re really gay or lesbian AND when we dare suggesting that we have our own identity we are traitors of the community AND if we identify as bisexual we think there are only two genders AND when we identify as pansexual then we’re simply hipsters AND when we don’t self-define then we’re invisible AND because every historical figure or celebrity who has ever had a same-sex relationship was really gay or lesbian no matter how they may have felt about other genders AND we’re told we can’t make up our minds AND that we’re just attention seekers AND when we’re monogamous then we’re not really bisexual AND when we’re polyamorous then we’re reinforcing stereotypes AND because we want to fuck anything that moves AND because it’s okay to sexually harass us and we’re not allowed to choose or refuse or reject it AND because it’s okay to ask us invasive questions about our sex lives AND because every fuck up about our relationships is attributed to our bisexuality AND because we see personal ads that say “no bisexuals” AND for lots and lots of other reasons, WE ARE PART OF THE BISEXUAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT”]
Originally from my WordPress blog (where a full size version may be found).
“Femme is defiance. Femme ignores the male gaze & tells patriarchy to fuck off. Femme is a refusal of the pressure to be thinner, whiter, pimple-free, wrinkle-free, smaller, quieter. Femme says that we’ll take the short skirts but you can keep the catcalls to yourself.”
me and my girlyfriend B)
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I’ve seen photos of this lady around Tumblr before with no credit! Nice to finally have a name for that face. <3