Alex. 21. INFP. Feminist. Fanboy. Trans* Non-binary. (Pronouns: He/him/his OR ze/hir/hirs OR they/them/theirs. No order of preference right now). Midwest, USA.
Hi, and welcome to my blog! I’m Alex. I’m 21 and live somewhere in Midwest, USA. I was once a very devoted choir kid and opera/choral singer on track to be a voice major. Turned women’s studies enthusiast and almost-major in college. Turned current work-in-progress. I’m still a feminist and music-lover and miss many things about both of the aforementioned environments. I’m just not currently on either of these life paths anymore and only time will tell if I’ll return to them eventually.
I’m trans* Of the non-binary variety. I’m still searching for what exactly that means to me in terms of exact personal identity, future plans, and more. I’m *just* beginning to come out again to those I was previously out to as binary trans male, and I haven’t decided on an order of preference in terms of gender pronouns, but either he/him/his, ze/hir/hirs, or they/them/theirs is fine with me. I reblog a lot of trans* rights & resources posts. More so than personal trans* related anecdotes, but I’m considering opening up more about the personal in the future.
I’m a feminist. I reblog a lot of posts about feminism. I try to blog about a wide variety of -isms: sexism, racism, heterosexism, etc. - because we live in a world of intersectional identities and intersectional oppression, but I know I don’t always do as good of a job with representation as I should. I’m always working on doing better. I tag with trigger warnings to posts, using the tag “tw: ______” My current most frequently used trigger warning tags are tw: rape, tw: rape culture, tw: sexual assault, tw: sexual violence, tw: suicide. If you have any specific triggers you would like me to tag, please feel free to let me know.
I’m also a fanboy. Of a bunch of different things, but on here mostly TV fandoms. This blog contains posts about TV shows including, but not limited to: Castle (Favorite show alert! Shameless plug: You should watch Castle if you’re not already. Mondays at 10 PM on ABC, for those in the U.S.), Doctor Who, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Community, New Girl, Rizzoli & Isles, Leverage, Lost Girl, Warehouse 13, Gilmore Girls, Bunheads, Better Off Ted, the Whedonverse (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse) ~and more. This is not a spoiler-free blog, but I’ll always tag spoilers (with the tag “spoilers”) for your Tumblr Saviors.
My URL and blog title come from the Andrea Gibson poem “Stay.” Andrea is awesome, and you should definitely check out her work!
Thank you for reading and/or following! :)
this #GIRLSNIGHTIN business is maybe my favorite thing that has ever happened because it’s all about women supporting other women and cheering on their successes and GUESS WHO THOUGHT OF IT?!
My class today
- Me: So when you see the 4 year old boy pull the little girl's hair...
- Students: He likes her!
- Me: Now they are around 11 or 12 and he grabs her arm and wrestles her to the ground even though she calls him a jerk and yells at him to leave her alone.
- Students: That is just how boys are.
- Me: Now they are 18 and he grabs her arm and--
- Students: Oh, that's not okay.
- Me: Really? How would he know? How would she know? How would you know? You just told me that for the first 17 years of these children's lives that you thought it was cute, sweet, and natural for a boy to grab a girl and be rough with her.
- Students: Oh.
- Me: Oh, is right.
Now that Halloween is over, most of us here in the States will soon start seeing the red kettles of the Salvation Army asking for donations for the holiday season.
The Salvation Army is religiously affiliated and not LGBT-friendly. [x] Not at all. It actively discriminates against those in need if they are LGBT.
Instead of giving to the Salvation Army, give to secular charities like Toys for Tots, Goodwill Industries, or the American Red Cross. Or any number of local charities in your area.