Keeping It Queer

A genderqueer person of color trying to figure stuff out. Willing to share some of my thoughts but with no grand illusions that what I say helps anyone but me.
daisyqueer:

shadaras:

How to genderbend properly:
Change the gender of the character in question.
That’s it.
All genderbend images I can recall seeing on tumblr are more about changing presentation or secondary sex characteristics (breasts, beard) than about changing gender.
Sure, the character now presents as the socially normative version of that gender, but they’re also reinforcing the male-female binary, which doesn’t exist.
Important things to keep in mind while genderbending:
Presentation does not define gender.
Gender does not define presentation.
Nonbinary people exist.
Have a good day!


This why one should use presentation play!

daisyqueer:

shadaras:

How to genderbend properly:

  • Change the gender of the character in question.
  • That’s it.

All genderbend images I can recall seeing on tumblr are more about changing presentation or secondary sex characteristics (breasts, beard) than about changing gender.

Sure, the character now presents as the socially normative version of that gender, but they’re also reinforcing the male-female binary, which doesn’t exist.

Important things to keep in mind while genderbending:

  • Presentation does not define gender.
  • Gender does not define presentation.
  • Nonbinary people exist.

Have a good day!

This why one should use presentation play!

(via catfishlagoon)

brandx:

mothernaturenetwork:

12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego setThe Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.

And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)
this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.

brandx:

mothernaturenetwork:

12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego set
The Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.

And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)

this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.

(Source: mothernaturenetwork, via unheardofsongs)

calumet412:

The subjects for Grant Wood’s, American Gothic, pose beside the iconic painting in 1942.
The painting, which is now at the Art Institute, portrays a farmer and his spinster daughter.
The models were Grant Wood’s sister and their family dentist.

calumet412:

The subjects for Grant Wood’s, American Gothic, pose beside the iconic painting in 1942.

The painting, which is now at the Art Institute, portrays a farmer and his spinster daughter.

The models were Grant Wood’s sister and their family dentist.

sugaryumyum:

Harnaam was just 11 years old when the beard started appearing and she spent her teenage years desperately trying to remove it. She would try to remove it by waxing twice a week.

The primary school teaching assistant endured vile abuse at school and would be stared at in the street.  She became so self conscious she refused to leave her house, except to go to lessons. At her lowest point she began self harming and even considered taking her own life.

 But at the age of 16, she found the courage to accept her facial hair after being baptised as a Sikh.  The religion dictates that the body should be left in its natural state and body hair must be left to grow.

Harnaam was determined to show that she was beautiful no matter what she looked like.

Video

(via genderfork)