A tumblog dedicated to femme expression and/or identity amongst trans* people of all genders.
Posts tagged poor femme
“Let’s be gentle with ourselves and each other and fierce as we fight oppression.” —Dean Spade
[Image: a sepia-toned photograph of Eli, a white nonbinary, standing turned towards the camera at an angle and wearing a black sleeveless dress with a scarf and black shoes. Behind them you can see a dog lounging about by a bay window.]My name’s Eli [ee-lye, like Eli Clare! but not because of him…] and I am twenty years awesome. I have privilege and I want it to be constantly checked, so check it, I implore you! I identify as trans and queer, and usually dress in jeans and tees with subtle femmey flare, but this is my favorite dress from when I “used to be a girl.” I am a college student in Vermont (USAmerica) and am studying a mixture of sociology, creative writing, disability studies, and gender studies [and activist and how-not-to-collude-with-the-State studies unofficially…]. I have an “undiagonoseable” chronic pain and fatigue condition as well as moderate/severe uncontrolled asthma, and thus identify as a fierce fightin’ lover with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. I was born in the South [Georgia] and grew up in rural and poor Appalachia [West Virginia] and am not ashamed of it. Thanks to my parents I love all things art. I am currently poor though my family is lower/middle-middle class, but I feel uncomfortable identifying thusly for fear of belittling other folks’ identities or invalidating their experiences. I am living and working in Chicago this summer at a disability rights group and am going to be doing some organizing around the Nursing Home Industrial Complex and the Prison-Industrial Complex and if I were made of glitterbombs I would explode right now with passionate excitement. You’re all fabulous. Also to the mods, thank you thank you thank you for making this space—it’s filling a much needed gap—you’re lovely and beautiful and amazing and the world is so so so lucky to have you.
fight to win, yo. <3