Feeling weird about shopping for chest binders as cis, non-dysphoric person with breasts (I like my breasts, I’m just about to start doing drag so I’m looking at compression shirts). Like, I don’t need this, this is a luxury /hobby for me, there are other people who need this stuff more than me, guilt guilt guilt, etc.
I suppose I could give away my binders to folks who need them more as my needs change…. Or offer to buy one for a friend who needs one when I have money (hooray for the privilege of throwing money at a situation to dispel privilege-guilt! Circle time… @_@). I dunno.
Compounding my guilt is that my character seems pretty gender-fluid, when as I said, I’m a cis woman… Am I co-opting gender-fluidity it just because I find the concept sexy? Is it okay if I can separate the concept from the actual people, therefore avoiding unwanted fetishization? Or is it appropriation, plain and simple? Ahhgghhhaaahhh
I just wanna be a cute little drag king and dance and pretend-flirt (since real-flirting is so hard for me) and be cool and stuff ;_;
A new vibe for #fw14. Monochromes. #comehazey is a flat sheer black tulle design with a sharp edged drawing on the front and one single seam on the back. This creates a very close fit yet a rather broadminded aproach to female beauty: #shameless and straightforward, this is our vision of the future come tomorrow. #fluxuscapacitor
“‘Fat is a powerful little word, full of baggage and judgement. This undaunted production delves into real-life experiences and stories to challenge aesthetic norms and reclaim a performative space for people with large bodies.”
Force Majeure presents NOTHING TO LOSE: http://forcemajeure.com.au/our-work/current-projects/nothing-to-lose/
Holy crap this is beautiful!
that first picture…wow
I’M GONNA SEE THIS IF I HAVE TO STEAL A CAR AND DRIVE DOWN TO SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE.
Shout out to all y’all with PTSD, you’ve been on my mind a lot today, and you all deserve a whole world of hugs and love and perfectness. You are all such. strong little muffins and I am so proud of you. Each and every one of you. You’re amazing. Keep it up.
i have never been described as a muffin before… I actually quite like it. *w* Thank you… (๑´ㅂ`๑)♡*.+゜
The best part of the video may be when Jackson addresses the comments she’s heard about her daughter and sets the record straight about statements like you “wanted a girl so you turned your child into one” and “kids have no idea what they want or who they are — my kids wants to be a dog, should I let him?”
Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.
Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).