Graphite War Paint

My name is Jay. I exist to breathe, to grow, and to become. I am transgender, but not transient. I prefer only to transcend. I'm a writer, artist, and a dreamer. I breathe in destruction and exhale creation.

This is Jayce in their most natural habitat.

siffy:

Okay, just one more, because I forgot how much I liked these two. Koalakid's fairy costumes, photographed by me. 

We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

"I don’t want my ears pierced."

"I don’t want any earrings."

The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

No means no, yeah, right.

Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”

from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

(via k-pagination)

(via nymphunter)

mellific:

quick page of one of my favorite night vale tweets~

The ocean is full of things that would kill you & other things that would ignore or not understand you. The ocean is not dissimilar to here.
— Night Vale podcast (@NightValeRadio)
February 11, 2013

mellific:

quick page of one of my favorite night vale tweets~

(via imreallybad)

can we talk about how this is the best picture ever taken of me 
like for real

can we talk about how this is the best picture ever taken of me 

like for real

Dana Scully: jayce’s most reliable form of therapy after a rough day

Dana Scully: jayce’s most reliable form of therapy after a rough day

also: 

i feel like such a jerk when doctors ask me about other conditions and i have to basically say: yes, but you’ve never heard of it 

and everytime, they’ve never heard of it 

MEDICAL ABNORMALITY HIPSTER

fucking rude unprofessional doctors 

i talk about like blood and shit under the jump, just a heads up/tw

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it’s going to happen. i am going to make it happen. 

story boarding my chapbook 

whoa man 

it’s going to happen. i am going to make it happen.