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I am sex repulsed so there's not usually much nsfw on my blog. If there is it will be tagged "nsfw"

Soon to be in majoring and hopefully getting a career in Graphic Design so any info on resources for that field (such as any places to get programs or equipment for less) would be helpful and much appreciated! <3

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sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

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I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

http://saosandsahn.tumblr.com/post/97763519520/cloudplusone-saosandsahn-cloudplusone-my 

saosandsahn:

cloudplusone:

cloudplusone:

saosandsahn:

cloudplusone:

My hobby? Slowly gathering the resources to appear so far from the gender binary that I’m invisible to cis people.

Oh wait that’s already happened.

Are you sure the word “hobby” is appropriate?

I don’t know. Why wouldn’t it be? I…

Well, I was talking strictly about myself so I really don’t see how that could happen?

Tumblr’s community can be pretty sensitive. I didn’t mean that you should change your post or that there’s something wrong with it, just that it could be interpreted the wrong way. I thought I’d point it out just in case, I didn’t mean to bother you! 

I realize people are sensitive. If I’m doing something oppressive, then by all means tell me. But if I’m not actually doing anything problematic then I really don’t care who gets upset.

Anonymous said: what kind of bad things have you found abt magigender? o:

transgenderteensurvivalguide:

Ren says:

Nothing really bad about the ID itself, but what little I’ve seen of the person who made it makes me a bit wary, and since demigender is basically the same thing, I would recommend that community - larger, healthier, and all-around more positive - to anybody looking into these IDs.

If it was made by a problematic person I’m pretty sure it’s being used now as a reclaimed identity.

At least that’s what happened with nan0gender.

Puberty blockers help make trans teens into happier young adults, study finds 

omghaileydee:

girlmech:

fierceawakening:

gaywrites:

Transgender youth who take puberty-delaying hormone treatments are more likely to be happier when they fully transition, according to a new study.

The study found that starting on hormone replacements around age 14 resulted in better mental health for trans youth, and that they had an easier time transitioning into their lived and true gender identity later on.

“The first thing this study shows is that transgender young people, with appropriate treatment, can function at the same psychological level as the rest of the population,” Jenifer McGuire, co-author of the study, told BuzzFeed News. “They have the same distribution as everyone else when they’re treated properly.”

The Dutch study, which involved 22 transgender men and 33 transgender women, found that because of the early hormone treatment, the participants ultimately had no more emotional distress, anxiety, or issues with body image than their peers in the general population after they had transitioned. They also required less gender reassignment surgery, as physical characteristics that develop during puberty were suppressed.

Studies like this are so, so important because they add another layer of credibility to the work we already know is important. We know one of the ways to help trans youth become their true selves as happily and healthily as possible, and the research clearly shows that we should keep doing it. 

I know at least one of my followers was asking about this sort of thing and I had no data. Here is a thing.

in other news: water is wet and the sun is warm

Reblogging for that last comment

corgisandboobs:

the-stig:

GUYS. I DOVE ACROSS THREE LANES OF TRAFFIC BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT.

SEVEN DOGS IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS. YOU CAN’T SEE ONE OF THEM BUT HE’S THERE ON THE LEFT BEHIND THE GUY WITH HIS HEAD RESTING ON THE SIDE. SEVEN.

THEY ALL LOOKED AT ME AT THE SAME TIME RIGHT AFTER I TOOK THIS PICTURE. I NEARLY DIED.

WAS I DREAMING? HALLUCINATING? I’M NOT SURE BUT IT WAS WONDERFUL.

I would drive through three lanes of oncoming traffic to see these dogs.

[My therapist] asked me, “What’s the difference between boys and girls?” And I being a wise third grader - as all third graders are - said, “Nothing.”

Laverne Cox (via fuckyeahlavernecox)

(Source: shakesqueers)

edwad:

stop gendering facial hair 2015

mermaids-and-anchors:

Nadya Vessey never actually dreamed of being a mermaid. But then one day, as the lifelong swimmer was taking off her prosthetic legs before an ocean dip near her home in Auckland, New Zealand, a little boy asked why she had no feet. Vessey didn’t explain that she was born with a congenital deformity, or that she lost one leg below the knee when she was 7 and the other at age 16. She told him simply, “I’m a mermaid,” and then slipped into the sea. Inspired by her own little white lie, Vessey decided to write an e-mail to Weta Workshop, the special-effects company that won four Oscars for its work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. She wanted to know if the artists might consider building her a tail to help her move more gracefully through the water. Cofounder Sir Richard Taylor’s resounding reply: “Yes!” Two years and nearly 800 pro bono hours later, Taylor’s team unveiled a six-foot-long neoprene-and-plastic appendage covered in a Lycra sock that sparkles with digitally printed “scales.” Now, three Kiwi summers later, Vessey says swimming with the tail is finally starting to seem natural—as if it is actually a part of her. Richard Taylor: “The tail looks so simple in photographs, but it was unbelievably complicated and expensive to make. We had to get its buoyancy exactly right for Nadya’s proportions. And we also wanted the tail to look beautiful and feel feminine. We’re pleased with how it came out. Nadya looks very elegant in it. I imagine that for a double amputee, walking might feel a little awkward. But when she gets in the water, she is free.”Nadya Vessey: “Throughout my life, whenever I needed inspiration, I’d go swimming in the ocean. With my tail, I’ve learned to swim in a completely new way. I swim faster, and I use my back muscles more. It takes time to adjust to a prosthetic, of course—it has to become part of your body. There’s a mental shift that occurs. A limb fitter once made me a pair of legs that fit so right they made me feel like a ballerina. Once I’ve fully integrated my tail, I expect I’ll really feel like a water creature! But the tail isn’t just for me; I believe it’s meant to bring others joy.”
Read more: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Amputee-Nadya-Vessey-Gets-a-Prosthetic-Mermaid-Tail#ixzz2gHvucNBE

mermaids-and-anchors:

Nadya Vessey never actually dreamed of being a mermaid. But then one day, as the lifelong swimmer was taking off her prosthetic legs before an ocean dip near her home in Auckland, New Zealand, a little boy asked why she had no feet. Vessey didn’t explain that she was born with a congenital deformity, or that she lost one leg below the knee when she was 7 and the other at age 16. She told him simply, “I’m a mermaid,” and then slipped into the sea.

Inspired by her own little white lie, Vessey decided to write an e-mail to Weta Workshop, the special-effects company that won four Oscars for its work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. She wanted to know if the artists might consider building her a tail to help her move more gracefully through the water. Cofounder Sir Richard Taylor’s resounding reply: “Yes!” Two years and nearly 800 pro bono hours later, Taylor’s team unveiled a six-foot-long neoprene-and-plastic appendage covered in a Lycra sock that sparkles with digitally printed “scales.” Now, three Kiwi summers later, Vessey says swimming with the tail is finally starting to seem natural—as if it is actually a part of her.

Richard Taylor: “The tail looks so simple in photographs, but it was unbelievably complicated and expensive to make. We had to get its buoyancy exactly right for Nadya’s proportions. And we also wanted the tail to look beautiful and feel feminine. We’re pleased with how it came out. Nadya looks very elegant in it. I imagine that for a double amputee, walking might feel a little awkward. But when she gets in the water, she is free.”

Nadya Vessey: “Throughout my life, whenever I needed inspiration, I’d go swimming in the ocean. With my tail, I’ve learned to swim in a completely new way. I swim faster, and I use my back muscles more. It takes time to adjust to a prosthetic, of course—it has to become part of your body. There’s a mental shift that occurs. A limb fitter once made me a pair of legs that fit so right they made me feel like a ballerina. Once I’ve fully integrated my tail, I expect I’ll really feel like a water creature! But the tail isn’t just for me; I believe it’s meant to bring others joy.”

transfriendly jobs

babybutta:

equiuszahhak:

 i’ve been doing research about jobs/companies that are accepting of trans and the like since i’m going job hunting again next month, and i found this list, which lists trans-friendly businesses. it links to this page, a directory for employers.

tagging so people can see it, i figured this might come in handy for some people!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

(Source: torikantread)

http://saosandsahn.tumblr.com/post/97763519520/cloudplusone-saosandsahn-cloudplusone-my 

cloudplusone:

saosandsahn:

cloudplusone:

My hobby? Slowly gathering the resources to appear so far from the gender binary that I’m invisible to cis people.

Oh wait that’s already happened.

Are you sure the word “hobby” is appropriate?

I don’t know. Why wouldn’t it be? I…

Well, I was talking strictly about myself so I really don’t see how that could happen?

pommedeplume:

It’s staggering seeing all the otherwise great posts that come across my dash that are cissexist.

This basically says to me that we have a long way to go to completely obliterate the idea that our genders are defined by our bodies.

SMASH IT.

saosandsahn:

cloudplusone:

My hobby? Slowly gathering the resources to appear so far from the gender binary that I’m invisible to cis people.

Oh wait that’s already happened.

Are you sure the word “hobby” is appropriate? 

I don’t know. Why wouldn’t it be? I just picked it since to me a hobby is something you do on the side, and right now gathering the necessary things to present genderlessly (this societies idea of it anyway) is on the side. (school and job hunting being the more primary things)

My hobby? Slowly gathering the resources to appear so far from the gender binary that I’m invisible to cis people.

Oh wait that’s already happened.

transmisogynykills:

"Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders"

We’re telling you not to rape people and you think the bar’s never been higher

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