I wish all dogs a very happy
you're the good dog!
it's you!
yes you are!

Sometimes you don't need help
Sometimes you just want to know you're not alone
Other times you might need help
Both are okay

the projector whirs to life, a blindingly white flash in the dark room quickly replaced by a narcolepsy-inducing Business Blue background

a 1990s era macintosh "tada" sound plays out of a tiny, treble-heavy speaker, somehow so loud that the entire room winces

slightly off-white text, letters each half the height of a full grown adult begin checkboard-dissolve transitioning onto the screen

"Welcome to my Gender Presentation!"

ace :heart_sparkles_asexual: and aro :heart_sparkles_aromantic: people are cool, friends, valid, and queer!

"gender" is no more a required field than asking for your race

there is no reason that a license to drive should care what your gender is;
there is no reason a passport should care what your gender is;
there is absolutely no reason your landlord or loyalty membership or other menial service needs to collect that information

do not let the false authority of an official-looking document normalize asking your gender

Eye contact, third party selfie 

Lia accidentallied feir ideal high school look

theory: measure once, cut once

idealized practice: measure twice, cut once

actual practice: measure once, cut three times, get a new piece, measure twice, cut twice, realize your references are wrong, measure once, cut once, get a third piece, measure twice, cut once

🍀 I'd like you to remove my gender, please
🇺🇸 No, you must have a gender
🍀 Ah, okay then... I'd like to form a corporation
🇺🇸 Okay
🍀 What's my gender?
🇺🇸 You don't hav- heeyyy wait a minute

learn a little something about me, blank 

- Name:
- Age:
- Height:
- Gender identity:
- Favorite game:
- This is where I live now:
- This is where I'm from:
- What I do for work:
- What I hope to become:
- Guilty pleasure:
- Pet peeve:
- Something I like:
- Goal I hope to achieve:
- Can I ride a bike?:
- Favorite place I've been to:
- Place I want to go:
- Favorite time of year:
- Favorite show:
- Random fact:
- Thing that brings me joy:
- Thing that brings me stress:
- I have this many siblings:
- Size of my shoe:

Now tell me a little something about you!

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Occasional reminder that there is no such thing as a "legal name". There are names that government agencies have on file for you, and none of them share files

You have dozens of "legal" names
Some of them might match

> Thank you for all of your tremendous help last Saturday. All together we were able to bike three thousand and forty five pounds of food and provide valuable support and relief to 77 neighbors all over North Seattle who are experiencing food insecurity. We also fully restocked 13 Little Free Pantries. This is a new record - great work everyone!

And this is just from *one* food bank. There are *five* in this group.

pedalingrelief.org/

it's only a blockchain if it comes from the techbro region of silicon valley, otherwise it's just sparkling linked lists

I like my men like I like my coffee 

Gently waking me up in the morning

Feel proud to be you, baby boy

the trolley problem in modern america:

there is a GMC Yukon with a hood height of 44.5in carrying a single person eating fast food and trying to read a bouncing kitten sticker in a group text

they are about to collide with a cyclist just trying to get to the grocery store

you can pull funding for highway transportation and they will march into the next city council meeting demanding to know why communists have taken over

[dragon trailing sparkles from their nostrils as they curl tighter around their hoard of pronouns gathered from gender conquests]

Did you receive an allowance as a child?

you know how USB 3.0 plugs have backwards compatible connectors with more pins in an additional segment?

and how PCI Express have downward compatible x1, x4, x8, and x16 length connectors?

what other connectors are like that?

normalize changing your name for whatever reason you want

even if you're cisgender, just... you can just change them, there's no rule against it. You don't have to identify as transgender to change your name. People do it all the time. Motorcycle riders, punks, snowboarders, athletes...

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