Bottom Surgery Funding Site- Signal Boost please!!!
We are two trans individuals, Isaiah and Aaliyah, that are starting up a clothing company called Trans Army Apparel. Our website will be launching by the end of next week. We are selling trans themed gear and accessories- with a percentage of our profits going towards two individuals’ bottom surgery fundraising efforts. While many trans people don’t feel the need for bottom surgery, many do- and the costs for these surgeries, without insurance, is through the roof. Yes, loans are available to some but we believe that nobody should have to carry the burden of such heavy debt just for wanting to feel like themselves! There are many top surgery initiatives out there but we saw less for bottom surgeries and want to help support. Both of our bottom surgeries were (luckily) covered by insurance and because of how much these surgeries have enriched the quality of our lives, we want to help others get what they need and deserve.
Our plan at this point is to feature the profile of both a trans man and woman who are currently in the active process of fundraising for their bottom surgeries. 25% of our profits from our sales will be donated to these individuals for one year.
WHAT WE NEED: we are still collecting stories/applications of individuals that would like to be featured on our website for the year and get that extra fundraising boost. If you are interested please write to us with a bit about you and your surgery plans/hopes. If you are stealth, not to worry! Isaiah is 120% stealth himself and we respect your personal boundaries. If you do not want your picture featured on the site, or what to use an alias, all is good. We can work out those details. So if you or anyone you know if looking for help with funding their bottom surgeries, please email us at email@example.com
And for everyone else, please check out our site when it launches next week. We will post back once it does with our direct link. All of our products are trans designed and made- with pride and love.
Seeking Trans People of Color to Off-Set Overrepresentation of White Folks in My Study!
Hey do you think you could signal boost my call for POC participants in a study on identity & well-being among people who have transitioned? I’m really disappointed in the overrepresentation of white folks (80% atm) and am turning to tumblr to correct this! I’m really sick of only the white trans experiences being included in narratives and research and I refuse to let my study follow that course. Survey: http://t.co/Hijz2Ejy Post with more information: http://t.co/kPQQDFuT THANK YOU!
(FYI I’m going to try to cross-post at some other tpoc tumblrs in hopes of really spreading the word!)
P.S. I love this blog and all of you! Fuck yeah trans women of color!!!
Casting call for “Will You Still Love Me When I’m Fuzzy?”
I’ve just been accepted to the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project’s Filmmaker training program and am getting ready to start pre-production for my third film! This semi-autobiographical short film is about a cis woman coming to terms with the news that her trans boyfriend is going to start taking hormones. Though initially she does not handle the news very well, she ultimately realizes that her love for her partner vastly outweighs her fear of what the future holds.
This scene is from a longer film I hope to eventually shoot about about a young mixed queer woman navigating the unspoken rules of nonprofit culture and growing in her relationship with her partner, a young trans man navigating transphobia in the university. I chose to shoot this segment of the film for QWOCMAP because of its potential as tool for teaching cis folks that we are not the center of the universe. And also because I think there need to be more open/honest dialogues about how we navigate power and privilege in interracial and queer/trans relationships.
I am looking for queer and trans actors in their twenties to fill the following roles:
Naima is a mixed-race woman with naturally big, curly hair. She loves Theo and tries to support him the best she can, but when Theo tells her he’s going to start taking hormones, she panics. She is fearful of the prejudice he will face, and how it may shape their life together.
Theo is femme trans guy (any race). He loves his partner, Naima, and when he “comes out” about starting hormones, he’s surprised by how upset she gets and begins to worry that transitioning might test the strength of their relationship.
Ray can be of any gender or race. Ray is the best friend that calls Naima out on her selfishness, which helps Naima see she was in the wrong and make amends with Theo.
I’ll be shooting this spring in Oakland. If you’re interested or have questions, please hit me up at NMKCasting@gmail.com.