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dajo42:

hey yeah i see posts about women embracing their entirely natural body hair and that’s wonderful you do whatever you want but um

yeah none of those posts are about trans women

a lot of trans women get facial hair and then get a bunch of shit for it

so let’s like, maybe start paying attention to that because fun fact trans people exist lmao

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Asker jcatgrl Asks:
trans woman jamie kirk who will tear you a new one if you tell her that "james tiberius" can't be a girl's name. "well, i'm a girl, and it's my name, so..."
jcatgrl jcatgrl Said:

transtrek:

HELL YES

deepspacequeer:

I made a blog for transgender star trek headcanons! 

submissions are on and I’ll be tracking #transtrek.

cordaena:

cordaena:


I have a 3 year old. She is amazing. She is also trans and suffering from some really bad body dysmorphia. Some of her grandparents are unsupportive which is making her moods worse. We are trying to replace all the things that she  wants  as much as we can, but we live way below the poverty line. While we are seeking a therapist to help her and have managed to get her some clothing, I would like to get her more, to help her feel like the awesome princess she is. If you are able to, please get something off of this list. If you’re not, feel free to share. She feels very much alone, so I have included books on the list that are aimed at children to help her realize there are other kids like her. Thank you for your help. Please feel free to signal boost.

Edit: I realize this looks like it’s been reblogged a lot, which it has, but very little has actually been purchased, so I’m continuing to put this out there. Thank you for your understanding.

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anarcholesbianism:

Hi! Are you a CAMAB transfeminine person who’s sick of only ever seeing resources for CAFAB trans people on your dash? Are you just coming out to yourself and struggling with Peak Dysphoria? Are you a CAFAB trans person who wants to support the people above? Then here’s a post for you!

This is a post about tucking!

Wait Erika, what the fuck is a tuck?

Glad you asked! For those who don’t know, tucking is a technique for achieving a flat groin area. It’s a time-honored tool of CAMAB trans feminine people but, unfortunately, the tradition doesn’t seem to have been communicated very effectively to the current generation. 

So what’s the point of tucking?

Tucking has lots of awesome benefits! These include:

  • Being able to wear pants & shorts marketed to women more comfortably
  • Seeing yourself with a flat front often reduces dysphoria (it did for me!)
  • Referring to the previous bullet, it is one of the easiest ways to lessen your dysphoria when you’re still closeted, since you can wear a tuck under your normal pants/shorts and no one has to know
  • It can help us reduce some of the risk of being outed in public

Oh neat. How do I tuck?

The basics of tucking goes like this:

  • Push the testicles up into the inguinal canals
  • Pull the rest of the junk between the legs
  • Secure the arrangement with very tight underwear (or some other method)

Wait wait wait… What the hell is an inguinal canal?

Alright, so…. this is gonna require some body exploration on your part if you can stomach it. Basically, the inguinal canals are little tunnels in your pelvis above the testicles. If you push your testicles directly up into your body from their resting position, they should slide pretty neatly into the inguinal canals.

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Yeah… this is what the TW was mostly for. Sorry, but the visual is helpful.

Ok…. So how do I secure it all in place?

Ok so first thing’s first: do not use duct tape. A lot of tutorials online (particularly ones for and by drag queens) recommend using duct tape, but that shit hurts and it’s super unnecessary!

Instead you need two things:

  1. A tight pair of panties (preferably more, so you can do this frequently without wearing the same undies every day)
  2. Control briefs

…. Control briefs?

I know, I know, so many new words tonight! Ever heard Spanx products? They’re mainly marketed to cis women for “tummy control”, but they have another awesome use as well - tucking! Here’s an example at Target.com (you should be able to find them at any store that sells women’s underwear, but if you’re afraid to go buy them in the store that pair is pretty cheap and you can order it online if you’re in the U.S.)

If you get the right size of control briefs (I would recommend buying a size down) they should fit very snugly over your junk. To hold your tuck in place, simply hold it between your legs, pull up your undies all the way, and pull the control briefs over them. Assuming you’ve pulled everything up as much as possible and kept everything tucked between your legs correctly, you should now have a snug and smooth tuck! Congrats!!!!!!

But wait, I can’t get that stuff! What do I do???????

Hey, that’s ok! Couple of ideas here:

  • Get a pair of tights (possibly old ones from a friend) and cut off everything but the stretchy part at the top. Congrats! Those are basically control briefs (albeit kinda messy ones)
  • Contact me and I’ll try to get you a pair of those control briefs from Target (if you live outside the US im sure we can find another website)

Ok…. So is there anything I should worry about with the tuck?

Unfortunately, yeah - mainly discomfort. Here’s a few ways discomfort occurs when tucking and how to avoid it:

  • Tucking with the inguinal canals can be painful at first. I spent weeks practicing using them before ever getting my first tucking materials. If the pain is too unbearable for you, dom-the-destitute suggests just tucking everything back and continuing from there.
  • After a few hours of tucking (varies depending on how active you are) things are probably gonna start to feel a little out of place. Part of the prevention here is practicing lots to get as tight a tuck as possible. Other than that, it’s something you’ll have to get kind of used to dealing with - I usually excuse myself to the bathroom when a tuck becomes too uncomfortable and fix it in the stall.
  • After even more hours you’re going to feel a pretty general aching. Much as people who bind shouldn’t do that for too long, you shouldn’t tuck for too long at once. Usually 4-8 hours (again, depending upon activity level as well as experience) is gonna be all you can stand before getting some longer lasting aching. I don’t know if there’s any long-term harm that can occur from tucking too long, but it’s best if you’re not the first to find out.
  • Generally I find that more & longer pubic hair can cause discomfort and generally make your tuck less effective. Definitely look into shaving down there, or at least trimming up a little bit if you don’t already (I’m not going to go into details about pubic shaving but send me a message if you need help in that department).

Congrats! You now know how to tuck! Go get those cute white capris you saw at Macy’s the other day and ROCK that shit!

If you have any questions or need additional help, feel free to send me an ask. If you have any additional suggestions to add to this post, please go ahead and reblog it with comment or send me a message about it!

Wikihow also has a good article on the topic to check out for some more visuals! (Make sure to skip to the “Tuck without Tape” section)

Please, make this post as popular as possible. CAFAB trans folks all have so much info about binding, but so many CAMAB trans feminine folk don’t know about tucking and could use the info!

(via constantlyrambling)

nephosia:

Aren’t you tired of yuri with cis oversexualized lesbians? Because tbh I really am. That’s why I decied to make a mini-masterpost of all the yuri with trans girls I know of! (Thank you to everyone who told me about some of these!)
Also let’s not speak of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl because I don’t really think that’s not very good trans representation tbh

Cotton Candy Love: A oneshot about a woman named Kiyoka who used to be in a relationship with another woman named Rika.She defends a young trans girl, Chiaki, when she was being bullied.
Contains: #bullying #transmisogyny #misgendering 
Ayumi and Aika:  A twoshot about a transwoman named Aika coming out to her girlfriend Ayumi, and how she accepts her as who she is.
Contains: #transmisogyny #misgendering Just another warning, it also says things like “gender identity disorder”, which implies being trans is a medical disorder, so that bit might be bothersome.
Double House: A series about Maho, a trans woman who has just moved in town and works at a bar, saves a woman  named Fujiko, who was from a rich family and decided to live on her own, she finds out they both live in the same apartment and, and it shows how their relationship grows.
Contains: #transmisogyny #slurs #transphobic slurs #transmisogynistic slurs #suicide implied #death mention #drugs #alcohol #sexism #kidnapping 


Bonus Stuff:Hourou Musuko (Anime / Manga) : Not really yuri but the protagonist is a trans girl! I dont had a summary or trigger warnings for this one becuase I haven’t watched/read it yet, but I do know it contains #transphobia and #misgendering
Lonely Wolf, Lonely Sheep: Both girls are cis in this 4 chapter manga, but they aren’t oversexualized, and the whole thing is really cute. Its about 2 girls both named Kakimoto Imari, and even though they both have the same name and same birth month and year, they both live very different lifestyles. The story goes on about how they both help each other in their troubles from the present and past. Contains: #abuse #abusive relationships #self harm
I love Mizutani Fuka’s work, and you should check out other yuri by them, such as the anthology Like a Cinderella


If you know any more, please feel free to add to the list!

nephosia:

Aren’t you tired of yuri with cis oversexualized lesbians? Because tbh I really am. That’s why I decied to make a mini-masterpost of all the yuri with trans girls I know of! (Thank you to everyone who told me about some of these!)

Also let’s not speak of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl because I don’t really think that’s not very good trans representation tbh

Cotton Candy Love: A oneshot about a woman named Kiyoka who used to be in a relationship with another woman named Rika.She defends a young trans girl, Chiaki, when she was being bullied.

Contains: #bullying #transmisogyny #misgendering 

Ayumi and Aika:  A twoshot about a transwoman named Aika coming out to her girlfriend Ayumi, and how she accepts her as who she is.

Contains: #transmisogyny #misgendering 
Just another warning, it also says things like “gender identity disorder”, which implies being trans is a medical disorder, so that bit might be bothersome.

Double House: A series about Maho, a trans woman who has just moved in town and works at a bar, saves a woman  named Fujiko, who was from a rich family and decided to live on her own, she finds out they both live in the same apartment and, and it shows how their relationship grows.

Contains: #transmisogyny #slurs #transphobic slurs #transmisogynistic slurs #suicide implied #death mention #drugs #alcohol #sexism #kidnapping 

Bonus Stuff:
Hourou Musuko (Anime / Manga) : Not really yuri but the protagonist is a trans girl! I dont had a summary or trigger warnings for this one becuase I haven’t watched/read it yet, but I do know it contains #transphobia and #misgendering

Lonely Wolf, Lonely SheepBoth girls are cis in this 4 chapter manga, but they aren’t oversexualized, and the whole thing is really cute. Its about 2 girls both named Kakimoto Imari, and even though they both have the same name and same birth month and year, they both live very different lifestyles. The story goes on about how they both help each other in their troubles from the present and past. 
Contains: #abuse #abusive relationships #self harm

I love Mizutani Fuka’s work, and you should check out other yuri by them, such as the anthology Like a Cinderella

If you know any more, please feel free to add to the list!

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deepspacequeer:

deepspacequeer:

ur fave captain is trans

excuse me what I MEANT to say is EVERY captain is trans very sorry my bad

(via cdrmanamana)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I can only get horny for people who have the right chromosomes. Also I have magical microscope eyes because otherwise how the fuck would that even work.
jcatgrl jcatgrl Said:

anagrammaton:

cauda-pavonis:

A cis woman genuinely once told me that she *was incapable of being attracted unknowing to a trans man because as a straight woman she could naturally sense the relevant ~energy~

did not realise that a doctor saying ‘it’s a girl’ at birth n living with that decision endows u w psychick powers, remarkable

its true, i realized i was nonbinary last year and instantly lost all of my magical gender sensing powers.

blogust:

if you think that:

  • dysphoria is a prerequisite for being trans
  • there’s such thing as a “transtrender”
  • trans women shouldn’t be allowed in women’s spaces
  • nonbinary people do not exist

don’t follow me. thanks! 

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nidoranf:

misgendering yourself on accident is literally the worst fucking thing.

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peoplemask:

Hey, if you currently bind your chest OR EVER HAVE please respond to this survey. It’s primarily geared toward trans men / genderqueer and/or intersex people, but since it’s about medical issues relating to chest binding, all info is useful (they have text boxes to answer why you choose to bind).

Bonus: For every 50 responses, they’re donating $5 to a charity that gets chest binders to people who can’t afford them.

If you don’t bind, please consider passing the link onward so that they get a statistically significant sample.

Thanks.

(I’m not in any way involved with this survey, but we NEED more useful health info for trans* people. One of the biggest frustrations with trans healthcare is realizing that basically you know about as much as the professional you’re seeing about how the hormones/whatever will affect you…)

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
hey aquila have you signed the nonbinary petition?
jcatgrl jcatgrl Said:

medicine:

nope.

not all nonbinary trans folks have the same feelings on it. i don’t think nonbinary folks who are for this petition are bad, oppressive people. i’m speaking from the perspective of a cafab nonbinary, intersex black person who is a descendant of enslaved africans who were forced to assimilate to the colonial gender binary enforced on us via white supremacist conquest in the usa. this is the context i’m speaking from. the hierarchy of gender and sex binarism i have engaged with because of my history is coercive. i am not speaking as a “person of color,” i am speaking specifically from how descendants of enslaved peoples interact with colonialism in the usa.

now lemme tell ya why that’s relevant

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jeremyrennerappreciationlife:

rob-anybody:

thelittlekneesofbees:

fuckyeahmtfsofcolor:

Here is a photo of Harmony Santana. Another beautiful transwoman of color. She was mentioned in the video I posted before this. She is important because she is the first transwoman to play a trans character in a movie. The movies name is Gun Hill Road. She plays Michael a young kid discovering their transsexuality after her father returns from prison. This is very important because up until this point transwomen have been played by cisgender women. And often times have been used as mistresses and characters to make fun off. ~Note Candis Cayne is another transwoman who has played a transwoman on primetime in the tv show, “Dirty, Sexy, Money.”~ The movie received great reviews.

I love her. I think she played in a few of the Eating Out films too! It was nice to see WOC in those campy ass films.

Aaaaaaaaand I need to now watch her in everything, including the rest of those Eating Out films. I’ve only seen the first and second ones, so I missed out on her gorgeousness.

gosh, she’s so pretty :)

jeremyrennerappreciationlife:

rob-anybody:

thelittlekneesofbees:

fuckyeahmtfsofcolor:

Here is a photo of Harmony Santana. Another beautiful transwoman of color. She was mentioned in the video I posted before this. She is important because she is the first transwoman to play a trans character in a movie. The movies name is Gun Hill Road. She plays Michael a young kid discovering their transsexuality after her father returns from prison. This is very important because up until this point transwomen have been played by cisgender women. And often times have been used as mistresses and characters to make fun off. ~Note Candis Cayne is another transwoman who has played a transwoman on primetime in the tv show, “Dirty, Sexy, Money.”~ The movie received great reviews.

I love her. I think she played in a few of the Eating Out films too! It was nice to see WOC in those campy ass films.

Aaaaaaaaand I need to now watch her in everything, including the rest of those Eating Out films. I’ve only seen the first and second ones, so I missed out on her gorgeousness.

gosh, she’s so pretty :)

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