It’s hard to ignore the person kicking you out of your home. It’s hard to ignore the person firing you because of who you are. It’s kind of hard to ignore someone’s fists.
The oppression from being trans doesn’t come in an easy to swallow, optional tablet you take when you feel like whining on Tumblr. It’s something that affects your life and can kill you.
The Trans Panic Defense is a thing. You can argue, in a court of law, that when you discovered someone you’ve had sex with was trans you were in capable of moderating your own actions and killed the other person. And get away with it.
Islan Nettles was killed in front of a police station. There were plenty of witnesses to her death. Her murderer walks free.
Cece McDonald, and a group of trans women, were attacked by a group of bigots with nazi symbols on them and because she defended herself she went to jail. To a jail for men.
Caleb Hannan still works for Grantland despite the suicide of the trans woman he outed. Killing trans women isn’t bad press.
Avery Edison tried to enter Canada without a single piece of paper and instead of being sent back home or being given a hotel room she was put in JAIL. Despite not breaking any laws, just because she was transgender and they refused to see her as either a woman or a man.
I’ve been raped and told by campus police that it was my fault for dressing like a girl. I’ve been threatened with arrest for using the bathroom. I have had to deal with panic attacks and severe depression as a result of this and that isn’t something you can just turn off.
No, our oppression really is not something we can ignore.
Selections from ‘Rituals’, by Noorann Matties
Forced to examine ourselves in ways many normally avoid, Rituals as a project sought to capture the moment in which we our lives become devoid of distraction and we become intimately aware of ourselves. By photographing people’s personal beauty rituals I attempted to capture this awareness, this intimacy that occurs only when one is forced to examine their own body, the most basic thing that is theirs, and build upon it.
view the complete series at http://inconnumag.com/rituals/
i worked really hard on this go take a look
I like this so much. I feel like it’s easy to forget sometimes how work and time goes into make-up and hair.
How arrogant is it of us to assume God has the same prejudices we do?
It tastes like rust and dirt. It stings.
I guess that means Van Gogh wasn’t crazy. After all, if blood tastes like sadness then yellow paint must taste like happiness. If we can’t find emotions through color then we will all drown in black tar; if we don’t find something to help us feel then we will all drown in black tar.
a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)
That’s exactly the appropriate response.
"But yeah, me and Danielle, I feel like she’s gonna be my friend for life." (x)
The beauty in this picture is overwhelming