27. neurodivergent. trans writer and parent. canadian. lover of nature, animals, mythology, and knowledge. doing my best to feel comfortable inside this flesh vessel i call home.
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5 Women To Celebrate For Women's History Month
March marks the beginning of Women's History Month: a celebration of the achievements and contributions of women throughout history. There are so many women who have made an impact on history as we know it, but so many of them don't get talked about. We all know about women like Greta Thunburg, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earheart, and Helen Keller. Today, in no particular order, I'll be shedding light on five underrated women whose contributions to society are not as talked about as they should be.
things to stop doing in 2023
i. stop stifling parts of yourself to please other people. there are many sides to you: you are passive and sensitive, passionate and noisy, inquisitive and naive. you deserve to be loved for every part of you, the good and the ugly, fully and honestly.
20 More Non-English Speaking Musicians to Add to Your Playlists
If you haven't seen part one, you can check it out here. 1. Ailu Valle Áilu Valle is a Finnish musician and teacher. He was involved in the making of records by well-known Finnish musicians Pummiharmonia and Roolipolunveljeks. His debut album was released in 2012, rapped in his native tongue in hopes of reviving the language. In 2019, he won the state award for children's culture.
22 Non-English Musicians to Add to Your Playlists
I recently downloaded an app called Slowly, where users from all over the world write letters to penpals. After exchanging letters with several people from non-English countries, I decided to expand my musical palette, and try to fulfill my love of learning about other cultures. Looking for artists from other countries leads to mostly K-Pop suggestions, and there's nothing wrong with this, but I wanted to expand my search just a little more. After finding multiple artists I'd never heard of, I gave a bunch a listen, and I wanted to narrow down my discoveries for anyone else who might be on the lookout for some new, talented, international music. In no particular order, here are twenty two great musicians from other countries.
A Timeline of My Transition
Hi! I'm Danny, a trans masculine person. In early 2022, I began undergoing hormone therapy to masculinise myself, and I've been mostly happy with the changes so far. If you haven't read the first bit of my timeline transition, you can check it out here!
Why are adults so confused by gender non-conforming children?
Most of the time, society groups children by their assumed roles according to their assigned sex. People assigned male at birth wear pants, play sports, and keep their hair short to look boyish. People assigned female at birth paint their nails, shop for dresses, and enjoy colours like pink and purple. The gender hierarchy has existed longer than any of us have been alive: and assumed gender roles have existed alongside it. Gender is something that needs to be challenged; it's a spectrum, and there is so much more to it than just male or female. Challenging gender norms doesn't come without backlash, and this is why it's so important to continue doing it.
Stop Saying These Things to Trans People!
This article contains use of language, anatomy terms, and questions that may be triggering to the LGBTQIA+ community. Since coming out as transgender, I've really noticed a difference between the way people treated me as a girl, and the way people treat me as a boy. Especially online, I'm spoken to differently: and a lot of the time, my identity is disregarded completely by people who are insecure about themselves when they acknowledge it. Though I've known for a long time about chasers* in the trans community, I never experienced one firsthand until recently, and it got me wondering. I have a cisgender friend I've known since college, who was never shy about his attraction to me, and who hasn't toned it down at all since I came out. Not too long ago, he said something that really stuck with me, while also completely bringing into question our relationship.
I fell out of love with my partner until he almost died.
This article contains mentions of hospitals, mortality, and chronic illness, and may trigger emetophobia in some readers. As of December 01, 2022, my partner and I had been together for three and a half years. I don't know, really, when I started feeling distant from him: when I started feeling disconnected and unattached. In the summer of 2020, we moved in together. Since then, we've moved once more, to a small town about twenty minutes from where I grew up. I guess it's true about moving in with someone you're dating. After a while, we started to get on each other's nerves over small things, and I found myself feeling grumpy almost constantly when he was home. My partner is an opinionated, often condescending cisgender, disabled man. I'm a passive, easily manipulated transgender person. In a lot of ways, we didn't understand one another.
how to say i love you
it's cloudy when i wake up: alone, and missing you. when you're gone, the house isn't noisy, or messy, or chaotic - but it also isn't home. there's so much open space and no one to fill it, so i sit with the ghosts of my past and wonder if maybe i had been the problem all along.
Inside a large dolphinarium, a bottlenose dolphin swallows a fish, oblivious to its observers on the other side of the glass. A Boy, small and wiry, taps on the glass with one chubby finger. He opens his mouth, and then closes it, mimicking the movements of a fish as a dolphin's eyes follow him. Nearby, a the water in a fountain ripples with each toss of a coin, littered with metal, entertaining the zoo's guests. It isn't uncommon for attendees of the dolphinarium to record or photograph. In fact, the mammals have grown quite accustomed to entertaining humans, and are often rewarded with eels or fish. Suki prefers fish. She watches The Boy outside the glass as he runs back and forth, laughing to himself. Dolphins cannot understand human speech, but speak to them anyway in ways that appeal to both. Humans are very easily entertained: and this makes them foolish. The Boy tilts up his head, speaking loudly to the ceiling after tossing a penny into a fountain.