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.
Posts tagged "acceptance"

kawaiinchesters:

ciel-dog-phantomhive:

edwardisacornball:

forgottenwinterfrost:

MY MOM SAID IF THIS GETS 500,000 NOTES SHE WILL FINALLY CALL ME “KHYLE” AND REFER TO ME AS HER SON PLEASE THIS IS A HUGE STEP FOR ME AND HER

This is still important, right guys? I think so. 

This isn’t just a fluffy chicken thing…..,someone wants there mother to accept them……this is fuking huge

guys c’mon how does this not have more notes?! LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN

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asexual-not-a-sexual:

I think this speaks for itself. Accepting a person doesn’t mean you get to put limits on their freedom. You can’t be an ally and want us to stop talking, or labeling, or demanding to be heard. 

Acceptance has no exceptions. Period. 

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kateordie:

southcarolinaboy:

fauxmosexualtranstrender:

reblogging yet again because a) i’m so sooo happy how many notes this has, it really warms my heart b) i went into a fit of glee when i saw bugbrennan’s butthurt post about it (you’re damn RIGHT this has 7000 notes Bug)

thambos:

environmint:

trans-spirituality:

Tales of the Waria
Documentary, 2011. 60 min.
This clip is 2 min 36 sec.

At a time when transgender communities around the world are largely ignored or misrepresented in the media, […] Tales of the Waria intimately explores how one such community confronts issues of love, family, and faith. Traveling to Indonesia, the world’s most populated Muslim country, the film trains its lens on the waria […] who identify as women and are a surprisingly visible presence in a culture normally associated with strict gender divides.

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While the trailer focuses a lot on love and romance, I found that this film had a lot of interesting things to say about spirituality as well, and about the relationship of a trans person to God. Check it out if it is playing near you.

So far the only screenings are at major film festivals. (Most of which are already over.) Is there any other way to see the film?

See if a local university or college is bringing it to a screening. For instance if you are near Boulder, Colorado it will be shown the morning of March 10th at the University of Colorado.

It will probably be on Netflix eventually, but I think it’s still pretty new. When folks are trying to get it to as many fests as possible it can take a year or two before it’s widely available.

They showed this at my college and the director came and did a Q&A with us, it was super-amazing. Everyone who has a chance to should see this film.

Of course, this is one of the profound ways in which oppression works—to mire us in body hatred. Homophobia is all about defining queer bodies as wrong, perverse, immoral. Transphobia, about defining trans bodies as unnatural, monstrous, or the product of delusion. Ableism, about defining disabled bodies as broken and tragic. Class warfare, about defining the bodies of workers as expendable. Racism, about defining the bodies of people of color as primitive, exotic, or worthless. Sexism, about defining female bodies as pliable objects. These messages sink beneath our skin.
Eli Clare, “Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies”  (via limpwristsraisedfists)

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Do you really love me? means, Will you accept me in process? Will you embrace what is different about me and applaud my efforts to become? Can I just be human, strong and vibrant some days, weak and frail on others? Will you love me even when I disappoint you?

Angela Thomas (via heoro)

Note to parents: THIS.

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