it’s late and all i can think about
I will not let fear make me into a weapon
I am not a gun
my power is not for hurting people
my power is for understanding
my power is for spreading what I have managed to understand
I will feed my compassion with attention and care until it is strong enough to feed itself
Instead of trying to fictionalize gender, let’s talk about the moments in life when gender feels all too real. Because gender doesn’t feel like drag when you’re a young trans child begging your parents not to cut your hair or not to force you to wear that dress. And gender doesn’t feel like a performance when, for the first time in your life, you feel safe and empowered enough to express yourself in ways that resonate with you, rather than remaining closeted for the benefit of others. And gender doesn’t feel like a construct when you finally find that special person whose body, personality, identity, and energy feels like a perfect fit with yours. Let’s stop trying to deconstruct gender into nonexistence, and instead start celebrating it as inexplicable, varied, profound, and intricate.
P.O.S & Greenroom Present The Fucking Best Show Ever
Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 4PM - 10PM | Rain or Shine
$10 adv. / $15 door | All Ages | http://www.thefuckingbestshowever.com/
1st Avenue & 4th Street North (Downtown Mpls)… by Pizza Luce, man.
Poliça (dj set)
Open Mike Eagle
+ special guests
The Fucking Best After Party Ever @ First Avenue Mainroom - 10PM
+ very special guests
$10 | 18+
So fucking excited for this Saturday holy shit
You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.
You can like wearing sundresses and lace and still be nonbinary.
You can like wearing pantsuits with ties and still be a woman.
You can like wearing floral patterns and still be a man.
Gender identity is valid. Gender expression is subjective. Gender norms are bullshit.