A long time ago, pre-transition me didn’t understand much about my gender. One night, with a lover and friends and a LOT of drugs, the dynamics of the group got me treated by the others in ways I desperately needed. I clung fiercely to that glimmer of a different reality, but in the morning I was the only one for whom things were different.
For some reason I woke up this morning with an emotional connection to that moment, both the joy and the fear it was gone.
That poor kid.
Remember: in 1968 NYC garbagemen struck and within a week, the city's mayor was on his knees begging for mercy. It lasted all of 8 days.
Then, two years later in Ireland, bankers went on strike for *6 months* and the economy kept on growing and history has largely forgotten it even happened.
Capitalists need you more than you need them.
HIV prevention PSA (tldr you can get PrEP for FREE)
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old tran musing
I was excited to find https://transreads.org/ which is a really cool site. I also started looking at stuff there and realized that not needing to explain myself to myself or to the world or heal from unspeakable alienation or...
I kinda want to want more than I do from what’s there. This is a realization about myself and not about the material there. I’m still really excited it exists, but mostly for other people.
I guess I’m due for a re-read of Stone Butch Blues though.
"The Jersey cabbage develops a long stalk, commonly reaching 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3.0 m) in height, and can grow as tall as 18 to 20 feet (5.5 to 6.1 m). Historically the stalks were made into walking sticks, of which 30,000 a year were being sold by the early 20th century, many for export. They were also used for fencing and as rafters."
#RandomFact #TIL #plants #cabbages
Shootin mones. Shootin guns.
trans woman who has earned the right to play with this slur
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