OMG my 13yrs old cousin announced to my grandma that they might be trans (female to male) and wanna be called by Tom instead of Sophie (not real names 'cause privacy but you get the idea)
My grandma answered " I am learning every day from my little children & I am really proud of you for searching a new path in your life"
4 years ago the sane grandma was homophobic. Everyone can learn, change at every age.
This was the positive post of the day 💖
Someone want to talk me out of building my own NAS before I start buying these parts? https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Zyber17/saved/dsCNQ7
transition metaphor (±), mh (±), parenting advice
You get to know those clothes you were forced to wear by society, they leave bruises — scars even. It can even feel weird to take them off for the first time(s); Stockholm Syndrome is real. But it’s so, so freeing.
Also, parents, take heed: The sooner you get your children out of those clothes (if they were born in them, like me), the fewer bruises and scars they’ll have. And if you think they’re not like me, you don’t /know/ they’re not like me.
When people go on movie dates, do they just part ways immediately after the movie ends, and that's why nobody likes movie dates? Because that's not how you do it
The movie is just a prelude to the normal dinner date afterwards; that way, if it turns out you have nothing else to talk about, you can at least talk about the movie, and it isn't a COMPLETELY awkward nightmare. That's why movie dates are good
A metaphor for what transitioning is like (±)
Transitioning is like being born in clothes that were always just way too tight and you could never really breathe right and moving was hard so you kept still, to finally having somethings (transition, hormones, true friends, …) help you get those clothes off of you and you can breathe for the first time ever. But then you’re fucking naked and panting and sore and that’s also really hard. And then things start to get better, slowly.
Why would you exclude ace people
Like okay look
There is a set standard for all of us: get married to someone of the (binary) opposite sex and have babies
If you don’t fit in with that, if that is opposed within you on a very personal intrinsic level, then you are, according to society, a problematic outlier and really not viewed differently by -phobic Normies than any other person who differs from the expected.
Acephobia is as real as any other and the expectation/ostracizing is real
(meme) job positing (that I’m actually serious about)
Sought: Mentally healthy, neurotypical, cishet-passing, white-passing person.
For: Infrequently proofreading important textual communications (emails, letters) I write. Specifically looking for stuff that an autistic trans person would say that would ‘come across the wrong way’ to a cishet white person.
Hours: Extremely infrequent and random — not a source of primary or even secondary employment — pay is flexible can be discussed.