“KIDS ARE YOU FIGHTING BACK THERE”
“I WILL TURN MYSELF AROUND”
I AM SO DONE
going to college is great
getting married is great
having children is great
but implying that there’s something wrong with people who don’t want to do those things and that they’ll never feel fulfilled in life if they never do those things is not great
My name is Liam and I am a 29 year old female to male transgender. I came out as trans* when I was 26 after fighting with myself for years. When I was struggling with the decision to come out, I was researching transmen. I came across Buck Angel, James Darling, Lucas Silveira, and Chaz Bono. Google was my friend. I read about how strong these men were to come out. I decided to come out to a few close friends… And after it was warmly accepted, I came out to more.
Here I am, a little over 3 years after that date, and I’m finally pushing forward to becoming the man I know I am. I am currently fundraising for my top surgery. My goal is to get “Support Team Liam” gear everywhere possible. Tshirts and bracelets, possibly hats… Who knows? I’m not asking everyone to purchase a shirt or donate, but please spread the word. A signal boost is most appreciated!
"The brain can get sick too."
Re-make of this post.
End mental health stigma.
Mental health research, treatment, and education is so terribly important. There is so much we don’t yet understand about the brain and mental health disorders / illnesses… images like these have been one of the most useful tools in breaking down mental health stigma (especially among those who have never faced these issues).
Read more about neuroimaging, mental illness, and the strengths / weaknesses of this tool here at NIMH.
I want to print this out, sticky tape it around a cricket bat, and then smash in the skull of anyone who fucking questions my illness.
Think I’m using it as an ‘excuse’? Bitch I’ll give you an excuse to call in dead to work tomorrow.
(I wrote this in January 2013)
“Being A Man” by Liam
They rolled away
I can see the sky again
The sun is blinding
Getting ready for a new day
It starts with binding
Being a man
Is harder than it seems
When you’re born a woman
And simply want to scream
I didn’t like my name until you said it.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.