In an act of defiant self-love, and in the interest of not spending another minute aiding the thoughts in my head that tell me my weight and my self worth are inextricably connected, I have joined a gym (with a pool!!!) and I have taken the batteries out of my scale. I’m going to move in ways that…
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”—Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via thatkindofwoman)
Hey! Sorry I'm confused but here I go; so you're straight because your dating a trans boy who's a boy with girl parts and he's straight but if he dated a guy he would be gay.... Am I close or no
Yes, even though my boyfriend was assigned female at birth also known as AFAB he is my mannnn. We are in a heterosexual relationship, yes you are correct, but I identify as queer and so does he, so our relationship status doesn’t change our sexual orientation. Here’s an example: someone who is bisexual could be dating someone of the opposite sex, but it still wouldn’t make them straight. Ya dig? That bisexual person still has a place in the LGBT community.
Thank you for asking. I feel like you sincerely wanted to educate yourself about this and that makes my heart sooo happy.
I’m publishing this because I hope I can help alleviate some of the stigma surrounding trans* people. If anyone else has questions I’ll totally answer as long as they’re genuine and well intentioned like this one :)
during the witch burning times, midwives were targeted because they were healers and they eased the pain of childbirth which was meant to be woman’s punishment for eating the apple in the garden of eden.
birth control and abortion were considered sinful for the same reason.
anti-choice sentiment started because people (men) wanted women to be punished, and these misogynistic ideas have carried on for hundreds of years.
Spend more time making yourself a better person and less time worrying about what everyone else is doing.
Find a way, not an excuse.
Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs, and you do not have to endure this from others either.
We are not our failures.
You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.
The more you close yourself the unhappier you’ll be. You’re not alone, open up to people.
People come and people go. That’s the way the world goes. Live and learn, don’t live and regret. The best is yet to come. Look forward.
When you lose yourself in what you love, you find yourself in what you are.
Forget everything you’ve been told and open your mind.
Forgiveness is the greatest indicator of strength. Admit when you’re wrong, but if someone makes you feel like shit for the mistake, move on. Similarly, when someone makes a mistake, be good enough to understand why they did. You don’t attack people because of a mistake. People learn.
Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.
“It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. So I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own.”—
this is so important. too many actors fail to thank the people they play on screen. They often think they are those people and that they have actually done something through acting a part. Lupita knows the importance of playing the role of Patsey, but she always pays tribute to this real historical person and all the Patseys who have suffered. Lupita reminds everyone that Patsey is very real. That Solomon Northrup’s story is very real. This history from this movie is real and we must not forget. Thank you, Lupita. You’re an angel.