My computers broken right now so I’ve been using my dad’s work laptop and last night I forgot to log out and then when my dad got to work this morning he opened his laptop and it was a photo shopped picture of destial making out and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry
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this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations
yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!
It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll
I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.
Wavedash why did you do this to me.
The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime. I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.
The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important. It follow a transgender girl and a transgender boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:
- trans* objectification
- the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
- what adult life will be like as a trans* person
- experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
- evolving identities
- binary questioning
- being a partner to a trans* person
All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.
Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.
But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)
That comic about trans* youth you were always looking for?
Here it is.
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- 13 hours ago
ok so imma come out and say this real short and quick
if u like the way someone writes tell them or if you like the way someone looks, talks, tell. them. b.c i can assure you no matter what number of followers they have they will always be astounded that someone actually likes something they do and its nice to get a little appreciation once in a while.
(via thatpsychowriter)Source: xinitium
- 13 hours ago
I posted this on my old blog awhile back, but I thought perhaps it was time to post it again, on my new, much more recovery-oriented blog..! :)
- Approximately 1 in 200 people have either anorexia or bulimia. 10% of these cases are males.
- Eating disorders are DISEASES not DIETS.
- Anorexia will kill as many as 1 in 5 of its victims.
- Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
- Per sufferer, only $1.50 is spent annually on eating disorder research efforts, compared to the $170 spent per sufferer on mentalillnesses such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s.
- 50% of American’s personally know somebody who has struggled with an eating disorder.
- Eating disorders don’t discriminate. They affect people of all races, religions, ages, cultures, and economic classes.
- Only 30% of those diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia will ever fully recover. It is a life-long battle for most.
- Only about 1/3 of those with even the most severe of eating disorders are actually underweight. People with bulimia are often a healthy weight and can even be overweight.
- No, they can’t “just eat.”
- At their roots, eating disorders are never about weight or food. Binging, purging, restricting, etc. are merely symptoms of the underlying disease.
- Infertility; osteoporosis; organ failure; heart failure; hair loss; dry, grey/yellow skin; brain damage; seizures; tooth decay and loss; esophageal or gastric rupture; laxative dependency; loss of bowel control; vision/hearing loss; malnutrition; extreme dehydration; black outs and fainting; paralysis; coma; and death… These are just a few of the (sometimes irreversible) physical consequences of anorexia and bulimia. Still glamorous?
- People seem to think that anorexia takes such great will power. They are wrong. Self-starvation does not take will power, it takes self-hatred.
- For more information, visit nationaleatingdisorders.org
Just a reminder :)
(via butterflyinthewell)Source: fauncey
- 14 hours ago
This is how to run a stick of Chapstick
down the black boxes on your scantron
so the grading machine skips the wrong
answers. This is how to honor roll. Hell,
this is how to National Honor Society.
This is being voted “Most Likely to Marry
for Money” or “Talks the Most, Says the
Least” for senior superlatives. This is
stepping around the kids having panic
attacks in the hallway. This is being the
kid having a panic attack in the hallway.
This is making the A with purple moons
stamped under both eyes. We had to try.
This is telling the ACT supervisor you have
ADHD to get extra time. Today, the average
high school student has the same anxiety
levels as the average 1950’s psychiatric
patient. We know the Pythagorean theorem
by heart, but short-circuit when asked
“How are you?” We don’t know. We don’t
know. That wasn’t on the study guide.
We usually know the answer, but rarely
- 15 hours ago
I am a Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. 1/3 of my generation is gone and I will not turn my back on this tragedy. I have taken up my cross and joined the front lines of the Abortion Wars.
I will mourn the lost of 56+ million babies, I will grieve over the death of baby Isaiah, I will fight for the inherent right to life, for women to stop being treated as sex objects and for the post-abortive mothers and fathers who suffer in silence, and lastly pray for the end of abortion.
"I am a Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.”
Are you a Jew, homosexual, disabled person, Roma, Jehovah’s Witness, born into 1940 Germany? No? Then you are not a survivor of the Holocaust.
"1/3 of my generation is gone and I will not turn my back on this tragedy."
Yeah, and one third of ‘your generation’ lives in poverty, is hungry, needs medical care, is being abused, and needs support yet you weep over the ‘injustice’ of abortion.
"I have taken up my cross and joined the front lines of the Abortion Wars."
You are not Jesus. You are not a hero. You are a person sitting behind a little screen crying over some fertilized eggs.
"I will mourn the lost of 56+ million babies,"
Mourn the loss of the BILLIONS of babies who will die from hunger. Or who will die TONIGHT because of lack of health services. Mourn the loss of the MILLIONS of little girls who will die by suicide, in childbirth, or by the hands of their husbands because they are child-brides. Fetuses do not need you, real, living little kids need you.
"I will grieve over the death of baby Isaiah, I will fight for the inherent right to life,"
Sorry to break it to ya, but there isn’t an ‘inherent right to life.’ If there was, war, poverty, lack of healthcare, and the death penalty wouldn’t be around.
"for women to stop being treated as sex objects"
The first step of this is to stop seeing us as objects to carry a pregnancy. If we don’t want to be pregnant, we don’t want to be fucking pregnant and there is NOTHING you can say that will stop that.
"and for the post-abortive mothers and fathers who suffer in silence,"
Or you can just support them, no need to ‘fight’ anyone. People who regret their abortion need, first and foremost, people like you to shut the fuck up about ‘abortion is evil!’ ‘abortion kills a baby!’ because THAT is what causes the stigma. THAT makes people suffer. Second, they need people who will LISTEN without judgement. They need people who will SUPPORT how they feel, even if they are HAPPY about their abortion.
"and lastly pray for the end of abortion."
Good. Keep praying. Because everyone knows praying gets shit done.
(via christiancgtomas)Source: my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog
- 15 hours ago
one day, you will stop wishing you’d been the sickest. you will stop hearing sad stories of failing health and hospitalizations and treatments and feeling jealousy. you will stop pining for the illness you could have had.
one day, you will hear these stories, and you will think, ‘thank god that didn’t happen to me. thank god i am alive and well and my body is functioning again.’
hold out for that day.
(via edrecoveryprobs)Source: elmerslube
- 16 hours ago
“Have you applied for housing?”
“I applied, but my son died in Florida, and I lost it. Now they say it will be another five to ten years.”
“How did he die?”
“Heroin overdose. He was 25.”
“Do you have other children?”
“I have three more. They’re all married and doing good. But they don’t care about me because I didn’t raise them.”
“I used to do drugs myself, but I stopped.”
“Why don’t you go back to Florida? At least it’s warmer.”
“I tried it for a couple of months, but there are too mosquitos and roaches.”
“Did you stay out here all winter?”
“I was in a shelter, but people tried to fight me. I fought back, and they kicked me out. The shelters are not nice. They’re dangerous, and the staff treats you like shit, like you’re nothing. You said you wanted to take a picture. Take it. People should know how we live.”
(via themetaisawesome)Source: portraitsofboston