Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Swingsets and Photographs

As of late my school work has been suffering, and those of you who know me will likely think it's because I am lazy and easily distracted (which is partly true), BUT I am going embrace immaturity and place the blame on a lovely poet/activist by the name of Andrea Gibson. Ze is a genderbending artist who will literally steal your breath away. Hir work is achingly beautiful, but somehow also hilarious. (I can't tell if my personal favorite is the witty and funny "Swingset" or the spoken-word masterpiece that is "Photograph", but I assure you, if you listen to one of hir poems, you will never stop listening). Look hir up on YouTube or on hir personal website I promise it will be worth it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rooster Tails

As I lounge about my room because my lazy ass has managed to sleep through my only class today, I realize two things. One: that first sentence was dauntingly long. Two: I need to be productive to society somehow today. Is it sad that I immediately ran to my blog and not the nearest homeless shelter? Maybe, but I like to think this isn't an entirely pointless project.

I have two words for you, my friends: Rooster Tails. Okay, maybe more words are necessary. Having a genderqueer blog allows me to stumble upon all kinds of awesome genderbending blogs, sites, and people (I have a few listed at the bottom of my page). I was privileged enough to find Rooster Tails, a blog about two New Zealand transmen who are in love (so cute)! It's funny. It's witty. It's adorable and lame and loving. And heartwarming. I highly recommend it and will post a link at the bottom of my page with all the other great queer pantheons of the blog world (that I have found thus far).

Rooster Tails, Words and Pictures from a New Zealand Transboy

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Turning of a Page

The air is turning cold. Everyone's sense of beauty is on edge, and I can't say I blame them. Something about fall captivates people in a way no other season does. It's stark. It's crisp. The haze of summer is gone and colors seem more vivid. People speak more clearly. I am in a place full of individuals like myself. I swear I've never felt more at home. It's so easy for me to blend into the crowd at Hollins. Nothing about me is remarkable here, and I must admit it's a nice change. Being seen as a person instead of an object to be gawked at is wonderful. I find that I smile more naturally. I am always ready to laugh. These, I believe, are the most accepting people I have ever had the priviledge to meet. I simply cannot wait to come into my own here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Genderqueer Canadians? I think yes.

Lucas Silveira of The Cliks at the June 2008 P...Image via Wikipedia
I must reccomend the Canadian music group, The Cliks, to all people who have ears. Why are they relevant to this blog, though? Aside from their pure awesomeness in all things rock, they are led by transman Lucas Silveira and backed by two absolute bombshell genderbending lesbians. Doesn't get much better than that, kids.
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