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Queer Nerd with a Ukulele

Cricket. They/them/theirs pronouns. Transmasculine genderqueer white person studying environmental justice at a liberal arts college. This blog is mainly reblogs with occasional selfies and personal musings. Expect lots of trans and QUILTBAG things in general, environmental topics (especially food justice), and critical commentary on racism, ableism, and classism in a mainly U.S. context. I also post occasional cute animals, Harry Potter fandom things, and cool embroidery when I need a pick-me-up.
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Jul 23 '14

desidere:

bellahugo:

ratchetmelancholy:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective. 

please let them know.

white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."

Jul 22 '14

pervocracy:

angstrydenbytch:

sandflake:

I dearly wish that people would view their bodies as they view flowers…

Veins everywhere?

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gorgeous~

Skin patches? Birthmarks?

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hella rad~

Scars? Stretch marks?

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beautiful~

Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?

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heckie yeah~

Large? Curvy?

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lovely~

Small? Thin?

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charming~

Missing a few pieces?

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handsome as ever~

Feel like you just look weird?

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you’re fantastic looking~

This is quite possibly the most inspiring thing I have ever seen.  

I love this, because it gets to one of the things I say a lot—bodies are diverse.  And not in the “they’re slightly different shades of pink to tan and slightly different shapes of hourglass” Dove commercial sense.  Bodies are all over the freakin’ place.  Both in appearance and function. Judging them against a single standard—any single standard, even an unconventional one—is going to leave people out, not because they’re “wrong” but because they’re daisies instead of bluebells.

Jul 21 '14

polysteverogers:

being the trans nonbinary non-monogamous bisexual cousin is a lot different from being the gay cousin

Jul 21 '14

bisexual-community:

Does your partner blame it on your bisexuality?
It could be partner abuse.

Does your partner:

  • get jealous of people in your life regardless of their gender?
  • make fun of you for being bisexual?
  • try to control how you dress or act?
  • force you to choose between being straight or being gay/lesbian?
  • accuse you of cheating or flirting with others?
  • use money or gifts to make you feel like you owe them something?
  • prevent you from being out as bisexual?
  • not respect your safeword?
  • pressure you to have sex in ways that you don’t want to?
  • keep you from going to LGBTQ events?

Abusers may say:

  • "I know I can’t trust you alone with your friends because you’ll sleep with anyone."
  • "You aren’t really part of the LGBTQ community."
  • "If you leave me, I’ll tell your boss that you are bi."
  • "I know that all you bisexuals are just sluts."
  • "You are just confused about your sexuality."
  • If you want to be with me, you have to be a lesbian/gay.” OR "If you want to be with me, you have to be straight."
  • "Don’t tell anyone that you’ve been with men before, that’s disgusting." OR "Don’t tell anyone that you’ve been with women before, that’s disgusting."
  • “I know you are going to leave me for a woman.” OR “I know you are going to leave me for a man.”

Click HERE for pdf document to download

Jul 20 '14
"A lot of people talk about trans women of color and the violence that we deal with. But when we’re together, we don’t talk about that. Because the world will remind us of that. We know that when we walk in the world, we are under attack. We understand that. And so when we get together, we wanna talk about Beyoncé and have a couple cocktails, you know? Hang out and just be. Just be happy. Being happy together builds our sisterhood, but it also builds our resolve and it’s just like, This is revolutionary for us to be in this world and its suffering and to deal with suffering, but be fucking happy, too. We don’t need to sit in it all the time, because we exist in it."

Janet Mock  (via blancateli)

Everytime I hang with my homegurls. <3 <3 especially sistahmamaqueen

yes!

(via labrujamorgan)

(Source: trillwavefeminism)

Jul 19 '14
smartgirlsattheparty:

Sometimes you gotta take baby steps.

smartgirlsattheparty:

Sometimes you gotta take baby steps.

Jul 18 '14

recoveringolivia:

I do not need to justify eating. I do not get to decide if I have done anything to deserve it. There will never be a reason I don’t deserve it.

I am a human. I need to eat. It is a basic human need and there is no debating that. I need to eat.

Jul 17 '14

popularboyfriend:

wow i really like this song i think i’m gonna listen to it 1 maybe 60 more times

(Source: POPULARBOYFRIEND)

Jul 17 '14

The idea

peaceshannon:

iamloveworthy:

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We’re pleased to make your acquaintance. Allow us to introduce ourselves.

One of us is a trans lady and the other is a cis dude. Both of us are Korean Americans and adoptees. We also happen to love each other quite a bit. So we decided to jot down our thoughts and experiences along the way as our relationship unfolds.

We felt it would be important to share a little bit about our relationship in hopes of raising more visibility for other couples like us. There is limited awareness for trans-affirming relationships and that means couples like us remain largely invisible and misunderstood. So we decided to share a little bit of what we’re all about.

We don’t know all there is to know about trans and cis people in love. And we’re far from being the “perfect couple.” But we created this space in an ever-hopeful attempt to highlight one possibility of what a trans-affirming relationship looks like between a trans lady and cis dude. Plus, we hope more people like us will come forward and share their own love stories.

We invite you to stick around and read our upcoming posts. Follow us. Like or repost something. Submit a question. We can’t wait to connect with you.

Thanks for stopping by. And remember, you are loveworthy.

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an adoptee activist for LGBT rights that i greatly respect and admire (who also has the greatest FB photo/gif comments of anyone i know!) andy marra has finally joined tumblr~!

she also happened to write one of the most touching reunion stories i’ve ever read (definitely cried reading it) about how her korean mom gave her the courage to transition (if you haven’t read it yet, CLICK THE LINK AND READ IT!!) so i am looking forward to her new writing project with her love, whom she affectionately refers to as “the dude.” i love this idea and i can’t wait to read more from you, welcome to tumblr! 

Jul 17 '14

name ➔ naomi, I also answer to omi or cricket
birth place ➔ the California north bay
where do i live ➔ bouncing around the state
hair color ➔ brown
eye color ➔ brown
birthday ➔ march 29
gender ➔ genderqueer
lefty or righty ➔ righty
single or taken? ➔ taken sounds like faeries are spiriting me away or something, which actually is a decent image of my sexual/romantic life at times, so that I guess
happy? ➔ fairly

TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE


are you in love ➔ yup!
do you believe in love at first sight ➔ nope
who ended your last relationship ➔ it was a triad deal that was mutually negotiated by a three person group but partially initiated by me, sort that out how you will
have you ever broken someone’s heart ➔ not that I know of? it’s possible
are you afraid of commitments ➔ afraid of getting into them too fast, more like
have you hugged someone within the last week? ➔ yes
have you ever had a secret admirer ➔ if it was a secret, how would I know?
have you ever broken your own heart? ➔ what
do you usually spend valentine’s day alone? ➔ nah
short or long-term relationships? ➔ I’ve been trying out short but long seems to work better for me in general

TEN CHOICES

love or lust ➔ lust
lemonade or iced tea ➔ lemonade
cats or dogs ➔ dogs
a few best friends or many regular friends ➔ a few best friends
television or internet ➔ internet 
pepsi or coke ➔ I make my own soda
wild night out or romantic night in ➔ depends on the night
day or night ➔ day
text or call ➔ text
make-up or au naturel? ➔ on me, au naturel. on others, whatever makes them happiest

TEN HAVE YOU EVER

been caught sneaking out? ➔ no
fallen down/up the stairs? ➔ yep
wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? ➔ yeah
prank called a store? ➔ nope
skipped school? ➔ yep
wanted to disappear? ➔ not sure
spent all your money? ➔ I think so, but when I was little and didn’t have a lot to spend
met a celebrity? ➔ not any super major ones, but yeah
been really ill? ➔ urgh, unfortunately yes
gotten high? ➔ yep

TEN PREFERENCES

smile or eyes ➔ how can I choose between two of my favorite things?
light or dark hair ➔ don’t give a crap
shorter or taller ➔ both are fun
intelligence or attraction ➔ I’m not really attracted to people I don’t click with mentally, so those aren’t very distinct
hook-up or relationship ➔ relationship, but I have ongoing nonromantic fuckbuddies, so that’s structurally like hooking up but also a sort of ongoing relationship, idk
funny and poor or rich and serious ➔ funny and poor
mac or pc? ➔ mac but I really dgaf
chapstick or lipstick? ➔ chapstick
city or country? ➔ country
driving or walking? ➔ walking, cars scare me

LASTS


last phone call? ➔ family friend who gave me a ride
last song you listened to?What’s a Worm
last thing you ate? ➔ big kale and tuna salad
last thing you drank? ➔ water
last place you were? ➔ rural British Columbia
last kiss? ➔ what about it?
last picture taken? ➔ idk
last outfit? ➔ tank top, cargo shorts, and my most beat up flannel shirt
last purchase? ➔ some rodeOH briefs

(Source: lenadamsfoster)

Jul 17 '14

nineteasbabe asked:

a?
  • A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?

Probably not. There are folks I wish weren’t in the world, but generally they’re heads of multinational corporations, so taking them out wouldn’t actually stop the awful things their organizations do, and that seems like a waste.

But come to think of it, I would probably ask my best friend if she wanted any of the horrible creeps in her life permanently removed, and if she did then I’d use it for that. So provisionally yes - if it would make life better for someone personally close to me and they thought killing the person was the surest way to make things better.

Jul 17 '14

these are so fuckin intense pls send me them

  • A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?
  • B. What is your first thought when you receive a message on Tumblr, are you excited for the idea of someone from potentially the other side of the world wanting to talk to you or fearful that someone will criticize you?
  • C. Have you ever looked down on someone because you thought your religious views were superior?
  • D. Would you rather know everything the universe has to offer but in exchange lose all emotions or remain the way you are now?
  • E. If you could live and be healthy without sleeping or eating/drinking, which would you cut out of your life?
  • F. If you could take on the exact body and form of anyone else on Earth, who would it be?
  • G. Would you rather burn or freeze to death?
  • H. If it meant it would solve all world hunger, war, disease and bigotry, would you spend the rest of eternity in Hell?
  • I. Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you?
  • J. Could you live without having sex ever (again) in exchange for eternal youth?
  • K. Have you ever watched a full length pornographic movie?
  • L. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?
  • M. If you could have the ability to manipulate matter or energy, which would you choose?
  • N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?
  • O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best?
  • P. All the sequels/remakes/adaptations/rip-offs in movies nowadays, good or bad?
  • Q. Would you rather be dirt poor and emotionally fulfilled in life or be rich beyond imagination and emotionally dissatisfied for life?
  • R. Do you have any (secret) feelings of bigotry to any group of people?
  • S. Would you rather be the only person in the world that can read minds or have everyone else in the world be able to read minds except for your own?
  • T. If everyone in the world would automatically only know one language, which language would you choose?
  • U. If you were old enough and not in a situation where it would be inappropriate, would you sleep with one of your (past) school teachers/professors?
  • V. A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?
  • W. The men's rights movement, legitimate cause or laughable, and why?
  • X. You can eliminate one of your five senses to substantially strengthen the others, which one and would you do it?
  • Y. Do looks mean anything to you? Don't lie, could you fall in love with someone you thought was ugly?
  • Z. Can you understand the mindset and logic used by the opposite spiritual opinion? An atheist understanding the belief in a higher power and vice versa.
Jul 16 '14
freelgbtqpia:





Crip Theory attends to the contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are coming out all over. Both disability studies and queer theory are centrally concerned with how bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as “normal” or as abject, but Crip Theory is the first book to analyze thoroughly the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other.
Drawing on feminist theory, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition studies, film and television studies, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization, Robert McRuer articulates the central concerns of crip theory and considers how such a critical perspective might impact cultural and historical inquiry in the humanities. Crip Theory puts forward readings of the Sharon Kowalski story, the performance art of Bob Flanagan, and the journals of Gary Fisher, as well as critiques of the domesticated queerness and disability marketed by the Millennium March, or Bravo TV’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. McRuer examines how dominant and marginal bodily and sexual identities are composed, and considers the vibrant ways that disability and queerness unsettle and re-write those identities in order to insist that another world is possible.

[PDF]

freelgbtqpia:

Crip Theory attends to the contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are coming out all over. Both disability studies and queer theory are centrally concerned with how bodies, pleasures, and identities are represented as “normal” or as abject, but Crip Theory is the first book to analyze thoroughly the ways in which these interdisciplinary fields inform each other.

Drawing on feminist theory, African American and Latino/a cultural theories, composition studies, film and television studies, and theories of globalization and counter-globalization, Robert McRuer articulates the central concerns of crip theory and considers how such a critical perspective might impact cultural and historical inquiry in the humanities. Crip Theory puts forward readings of the Sharon Kowalski story, the performance art of Bob Flanagan, and the journals of Gary Fisher, as well as critiques of the domesticated queerness and disability marketed by the Millennium March, or Bravo TV’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. McRuer examines how dominant and marginal bodily and sexual identities are composed, and considers the vibrant ways that disability and queerness unsettle and re-write those identities in order to insist that another world is possible.

[PDF]

Jul 15 '14
Jul 15 '14

apostils:

find people with whom you can be angry and critical together,
but also, importantly, silly!