Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘body politics’ Category

Having been around various forms of sex work I have become quite used to cosmetic surgery. I spent a lot of time drawing parallels while reading Susan Stryker’s “Frankenstein” piece. I think about the times in which we allow ‘unnatural’ bodies to coexist peacefully and when we view them as threats. (more…)

Read Full Post »

14585490_10154584661022498_1550890429_n.jpg

There you have it folks!

Not only is Donald Trump a bigot, but now he is also a sexual assailant. (more…)

Read Full Post »

I went on estrogen almost four months ago. I don’t really pay attention to it much –I had to check to see if that was even right. As someone who is on HRT I think there is a serious gap in the discussion.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

Before  anything I’m going to start of by pointing out that I’m trans but I’m white. So my space in talking about this will come largely from the fact that I’ve had many people including my father try to invalidate transgender identities by saying “well if trans race identities aren’t a thing then I’m sorry transgender identities can’t be either.” So this is mostly coming from a place of defending my own identity but also calling out racism. But since I don’t actually experience racism or understand all of the complexities of this topic I invite this to be a discussion and something people can add to via comments.

So often I hear this argument that tries to invalidate transgender people, and a large response in retort to this attitude is “well you just can’t compare them because they’re different things.” I totally agree with this and it is in fact the reason. Unfortunately, for some, it’s not enough to understand. So in order to justify my identity and also keep people from muddling race and gender, I’ve thought about it a lot and decided to share my reasoning so far in explaining why we can’t simply equate the two. (more…)

Read Full Post »

For a couple of weeks, I have noticed something that has been circling my life, that something is oppression. (more…)

Read Full Post »

CsKH3_pWIAAZ1h3.jpg

I know what you’re thinking.

“Oh my god, how could to title your post that?” (more…)

Read Full Post »

imagesEvery day I question my appearance. I ask myself, what makes me ……. me? If I lose a part of me will I still be me? These questions may not make sense to you but these are some things that I ask myself. (more…)

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »