Fuck Yeah MTFs of Color

Hey! I’m going to be opening a booth at my local pride to represent trans/nb people. I am literally the only trans person on the pride committee and this is scary as all hell for me. So im asking a bunch if different trans/nb people if they have any input on what info I’m going to be giving out. here is what i have:

 1. Scientific evidence that we are born this way

2. Laws regarding us federally and in my state

3. Organizations people can contribute to

4. Definitions and explanations

5. Pronouns and their usage

6. How gender works

7. Trans/nb role models

 by the way i am an FTM so I’d really appreciate hearing from you 

any ideas are helpful just message me. thanks  :)

-Sam

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#NOT1MORE-NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION-COLUMBUS, OHIO
Date/Time:  This Friday, April 4th 2014 at 4pm
Location: Downtown Columbus at the Corner of Broad & High 
Everyday more than 1,000 people are deported. It is predicted that in April, 2 million people will have been deported by the Obama Administration. For LGBT immigrants, deportation can be a death sentence. Our current immigration laws put our transgender community at higher risks of employment insecurity, poverty and violence. The President can take concrete, bold and necessary actions TODAY to turn back the deportation dragnet.
Join a coalition of Ohioans as we stand in vigilance and solidarity with others across the country and call on President Obama to Stop the DeportationsFor more information on immigration its impacts on our community, please read:http://transequality.org/Resources/CIR_en.pdf
Note: FB event linked in photo
 

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!

#NOT1MORE-NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION-COLUMBUS, OHIO

Date/Time:  This Friday, April 4th 2014 at 4pm

Location: Downtown Columbus at the Corner of Broad & High 

Everyday more than 1,000 people are deported. It is predicted that in April, 2 million people will have been deported by the Obama Administration. For LGBT immigrants, deportation can be a death sentence. Our current immigration laws put our transgender community at higher risks of employment insecurity, poverty and violence. The President can take concrete, bold and necessary actions TODAY to turn back the deportation dragnet.

Join a coalition of Ohioans as we stand in vigilance and solidarity with others across the country and call on President Obama to Stop the Deportations

For more information on immigration its impacts on our community, please read:
http://transequality.org/Resources/CIR_en.pdf

Note: FB event linked in photo

 

boyzwillbegirlz:

Selfies at work!!!

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honeybaclgers asked: hi do you have the link for the video of this post: fuckyeahmtfsofcolor(.)tumblr(.)com/post/45437514167/beautiful

I need your stories for a conference taking place on March 7th. Below is a selection from my proposal.

Many students suffer with what American trans woman rights activist, Janet Mock, refers to as “coming to the road of disclosure.” Because of the very real dangers some students face, they either have a fear of disclosing information about themselves, or aren’t afforded the opportunities and “safe spaces” to do so. This is true both inside and outside of the classroom. In the time that I’ve been teaching, I have found a vast majority of my coworkers to be severely lacking in one thing, and that’s empathy. I consistently encounter attitudes that strike me as being totally indifferent to the varied experiences of our students. Many instructors have revealed their unwillingness to make small changes, even if the innovation could potentially lead to better practice and a more capable student community. Just as doctors have the potential to heal the body, teachers have the potential to not only aid in intellectual development, but also to make or break the spirit. My hope is to give voice to the importance of building intercultural empathy and non-binary visibility in first-year writing discourse. If teachers are lacking in the ability to empathize with persons of different backgrounds, beliefs or orientations, students will be lacking as well. Empathetic instruction is vital in both shattering the silence, and correcting the potentially harmful, socialized behaviors that result from a prescriptive academic discourse. ©

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been collecting stories and commentary, from both current and former students, about their experiences with teachers whom they consider to be lacking in empathetic behaviors and methods.

In this seminar, I intend to discuss how empathy and respect affect student success.  Utilizing the experiences and concepts of the non-traditional/high-risk student, I hope to develop strategies to strengthen course policies and assignments.  My belief is that these individual experiences can be productive factors in the active learning environment.

I’m tired of instructors dominating educational discourse!  If you have a story or related idea to share, please contact me here on Tumblr by March 3rd.  If I decide to use your story, proper credit will be given upon request.

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Anonymous asked: post/45437514167/beautiful who is this girl??

Carmen Carerra.

boyzwillbegirlz:

In honor of my bday, here is a collection of photos from my last 4 since I have been on hormones. Top left to top right and then middle and bottom. Top left is 2011 when I had only been on for a couple of weeks. Top Right is about a year on in 2012. Middle was taken in 2013 and last was taken last week. Yay me! I feel like I finally did it. And I started living full-time this year. So yay! 2011 was also when I started going out more and had people call me Alicia. So yay!

MtF Subject for Documentary Film

I am a documentary filmmaker who has spent the the last fifteen years working in the film industry and shining a light on women’s issues. Most recently, I produced the theatrically released award-winning documentary film, SPINNING PLATES. 

My current feature length documentary film, PASSING: Living as Me, will follow two transitioning individuals over the course of 1.5 years. This film is meant to be educational while embodying a tone of inspiration and acceptance.

My producer and I are looking for an individual in the very early stages of transitioning from male to female. We are based out of Los Angeles so we would prefer someone who is located in Southern California, however, we are open to anyone who would like to share their experiences. In addition, we are focusing on adults and need someone who is between the ages of 25 - 50. 

Thank you for your time.

More information is available upon request. 

Jacqueline Lesko

http://www.spinningplatesmovie.com/

Transgender and gender nonconforming individuals (age 14-30) needed for health research! (online survey)

The online survey is designed to capture a range of experiences associated with growing up as transgender or gender nonconforming. We plan to use this information to help other researchers, clinicians, and doctors become better informed of the developmental needs of transgender and gender nonconforming youth and young adults.

The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. The survey will ask very sensitive questions, including but not limited to, gender and sexuality.

Participants who complete the survey will be offered the chance to enter a raffle for one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards (odds of winning are approximately 1 in 75).

Please consider taking the survey today and please share with others you know who are transgender or gender nonconforming and age 14 to 30!

To learn more about participating in this the research study, please go to:

https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d4QgE9GJGadJZVX

Laura Kuper, MA

Principal Investigator

Department of Psychology at University of Illinois at Chicago