My mother is extremely unaccepting. I am a female-to-male transgender, and she blatantly refuses to allow me any room to be myself. She pushes girly things on me, tells me she’ll never let me dress the way I want, and so on, and so forth.
If you think that I should be allowed to be who I am, please reblog this.
Ooh, gonna have to fire up TunnelBear and watch that.
There was an article I read about Harper earlier this year that got me SO annoyed… He declined to state whether he’d had top or bottom surgery, which is absolutely his right. And then the next two paragraphs were Kathleen talking about trying to come to terms with [the surgery he had]. And while yes, including his parents’ reaction to the process was an important part of the article, that just struck me as being totally fucking insensitive and disrespectful.
It is fascinating to see TMDR get more comfortable with it as the years go by, though. He blogged about “Simone” - three years ago this week, as it happens - and only referred to “someone I’m close to.” I’m so glad, for all their sakes, that Harper’s parents are so openly supportive of him now.
For nearly five years, I’ve identified myself as a male. I’m 17 years old now.
Today, I spent the entire day looking at binders for my chest. I’ve decided that I want the cheapest one I can find because that’s all I thought my parents would be willing to buy me - and that’s fine. (it’s 30$)
I tried to talk to my mom about buying one for me, but she refused to discuss it with me. We were walking out of our driveway to go for a walk, and since my dad wasn’t there, I thought it would be a good time to discuss it. I asked her if we could talk about the binder I want, and she said that she didn’t want to talk about it right then. I asked her why and she didn’t answer. I asked her when we could talk about it because I am actually quite desperate at this point, and these are her words exactly: “Leave me alone!” I turned my ass around and went back into the house.
She’s uncomfortable with me wanting to be male. She doesn’t understand it. I’ve applied for some free binders at two separate sites, but they have long waiting lists and I doubt I’ll get one by this September, when school begins. And I refuse to go back as a girl.
I’ve used duct tape in the past, which hurt immensely. Last year for my birthday, my mom bought me a cheap ACE bandage to flatten my chest - it worked aesthetically, but it hurt my back so badly that I had to lay down in the nurse’s office.
What I’m asking for is a free binder from one of you guys. I have no where else to turn to, and I’m really upset right now. If someone is willing to donate one to me, I’d be very thankful.
I’m just tired of this fucking body and no one seems to understand that.
If anyone can help him out guys
[TW potentially triggering discussion if dysmorphic]
When/if I bind, I use a bandeau bra. I think I bought it at Dots for ~$3 (could probably find something similar at Walmart), it’s relatively plain, and very comfortable. One bra brings my 42D down to ~B, and another layer brings them down more. It’s not the best option, but it is a quick (and cheap) fix.
… we have no less than four direct, firsthand testimonials from people on Tumblr who have been abused by Ira Grey. Two people have come forward saying they were raped, and two more people have said they were abused. Given Grey’s celebrity status and privilege within the trans* community, it’s damn likely there are more victims as well.
Ira Grey has been trying to spin the situation as something less than rape, but at the same time he’s admitted that the very detailed account posted by one of his victims is true. And what they describe is absolutely, positively, unquestionably rape.
The silence from radical feminists is deafening, but not unexpected; after all, their ideology dictates that rape is always committed by AMAB people and never by AFAB people. The silence from almost every trans man active on tumblr, however, is even more damning. Because you guys have a fucking moral obligation to collect this, and most of you aren’t even TRYING.
Ira Grey is a rapist. Spread the word. Tear this bastard down.
Hi! I just started a tumblr, the Transgender Couchsurfing Network. After seeing dozens of posts come across my dash about displaced or homeless trans people needing places to crash, I decided that there had to be a way to organize these posts somehow, and to put those in need in contact with those willing to lend a hand. If you’re trans and need a place to stay, or if you have a couch or floor or spare bedroom available for someone in need, I urge you to reblog this post, follow the blog, and get the word out. Everything is still under heavy construction, but the more people that see and hear about this blog, the more people will be able to benefit from it! I know that there are so many people here on tumblr who are in need of a place to stay for a night or two, and I also know how many amazing, wonderful people would be willing to host someone and help out a trans person in need. We all know what a huge problem unemployment and homelessness are for trans people (especially TPOC and trans women) — even a place to stay for a night can make the biggest difference! So PLEASE, even if you can’t offer up your couch, REBLOG AND SIGNAL BOOST. I really, really think that this is something that could help a lot of people, and I would LOVE to see this spammed all over my dash and the dashes of all of my lovely followers!!