29 8 / 2014

sapphrikah:

odera:

FEM4FEM //Issue 01: Boys In Crop Tops

Introducing FEM4FEM, a magazine that celebrates all that is transformative, magical, intersectional, and queer. FEM4FEM is the result of one too many wonderful conversations, dialogues, imagined narratives, and self-prophesied alternate timelines between chungsun and odera. FEM4FEM is a restorative elixir; for when sailor moon transformations aren’t working like they used to; when the patriarchy has got you down; or when you think you can’t balance being a radical queer cutie with body rolling to 90s jams while eating too many slices of pizza (hint: you are queer and limitless, you can do all these things and more).

And what better way to kick off FEM4FEM than to celebrate the rebounding trend/act of resistance: the crop top. So everyone go out and prep your body (eating a burrito is my personal favorite) and dawn your favorite crop top.

XO,

Odera

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Other boring artist’s notes: After redesigning all of those Sailor Scouts, I have been looking for new ways to experiment with materials and subject matter. Typically I only inject a very specific portion of my persona into my illustrations (the fantasy aspect that loves mythology + folklore + magical girl/diva tropes). So I am excited to explore content that is more contemporary and inspired by my humor, sexuality, daily living, etc (essentially the side that my friends are more likely to see before I get into my head and think “-afrocentric mythological goddesses at the dreaded gateway swallowing the souls, dreams, and nightmares of spiritchildren at the crossroads WITH SPARKLES AND SWORDS! Like a miyazaki film meets Zap Mama meets octavia butler!!!-.

It’s also extremely refreshing to pull out my yummy series 7 windsor newton brushes and use real ink! I used to be so terrified of ink, but ink has the TripleF/FFF as I like to say: Form, Fluidity, and Freedom.  So this is my first attempt at a “finished”/refined illustration without emulating intensive painting techniques.

… .also this isn’t a real magazine (but who know where this project will lead me)

I want to read this article about microaggressions in the bedroom most of all.

Sometimes I want to make sex my work just to teach other people how to be autonomous and in control about their sex.

(Source: odera-igbokwe.com, via witchboytronic)

29 8 / 2014

opengatesmhc:

Check out this article on Buzzfeed about Open Gates

24 8 / 2014

24 8 / 2014

"Those who believe something is impossible shouldn’t interrupt the ones doing it."

08 8 / 2014

fuckyeahmtfs:

Businesses That Offer at Least One Transgender-Inclusive Health Care Coverage Plan
So I know the HRC is pretty damn shitty to us trans folk. But this is still the best comprehensive thing I have seen with employers that offer trans* inclusive benefits. 
I set a click through link to a high resolution.
A lot of these are worth a Google to find out what they really are. Like Darden Restaurants, that’s Olive Garden and Red Lobster. 
If you can get a full-time job at one of these places, they will (most likely) offer GRS/SRS in the insurance plan. If you take a look here, you can see what companies have what restrictions about it. Eg, age, time on hormones, ‘real life experience’, all that bs.
Hopefully this will help some of you get jobs at places that will actually do you some good.
For the rest of the Corporate Equality Index, look here.
Please reblog this at the least, even if you don’t care, your friends or fellow trans people might.

fuckyeahmtfs:

Businesses That Offer at Least One Transgender-Inclusive Health Care Coverage Plan

So I know the HRC is pretty damn shitty to us trans folk. But this is still the best comprehensive thing I have seen with employers that offer trans* inclusive benefits. 

I set a click through link to a high resolution.

A lot of these are worth a Google to find out what they really are. Like Darden Restaurants, that’s Olive Garden and Red Lobster. 

If you can get a full-time job at one of these places, they will (most likely) offer GRS/SRS in the insurance plan. If you take a look here, you can see what companies have what restrictions about it. Eg, age, time on hormones, ‘real life experience’, all that bs.

Hopefully this will help some of you get jobs at places that will actually do you some good.

For the rest of the Corporate Equality Index, look here.

Please reblog this at the least, even if you don’t care, your friends or fellow trans people might.

(via anafterthought)

08 8 / 2014

cosmoho-tips:

To the anon mentioning concerns that their parents will pull support when they come out: Obviously we all hope that won’t happen, but if you do come here, Moho has some great resources to help students in this type of situation. The Jolene Fund is a loan fund that helps students who’ve lost financial support from their parents, http://www.mhlp.org/page-583592? it’s administered by the Dean, but it was put together by Lyon’s Pride, the LGBTQ alum organization and True Colors, one of the LGBTQ student orgs, runs a big fund-raiser for it every year (or at least, they did when I was there).

Yes, True Colors still fund raises for the Jolene Fund through Drag Ball each year. -M.

29 7 / 2014

returnthegayze:

Spread the word! 

Calling all Queer and Trans* South Asians/Desis! The last anthology that shared our stories is over 20 years old. It’s time to bring our stories of love and laughter, pain and struggles, survival and existence to the forefront. 

SUBMIT! Visit southasianqueeranthology.wordpress.com. 
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15

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(via queerandpresentdanger)

29 7 / 2014

kateordie:

emmyc:

Sunhat girl

I may never get over this

kateordie:

emmyc:

Sunhat girl

I may never get over this

(via lipstick-feminists)

29 7 / 2014

typette:

zeedikay:

drcabl3:

jessicreep:

kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

And it would still get stuck in my hair…

now THIS is what I’m fucking talking about
EDIT: IT FUNCTIONS AS A FUCKING ORANGE PEELER, AND EVEN A LAMP IF YOU HAVE A STRING AND SOME OIL. SERIOUSLY???

JUST IN CASE YOU APPARENTLY NEED AN EMERGENCY ONE FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES?

typette:

zeedikay:

drcabl3:

jessicreep:

kittydoom:

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

Um yes!

I still want to bulk buy these and adonize  batch pink.

And it would still get stuck in my hair…

now THIS is what I’m fucking talking about

EDIT: IT FUNCTIONS AS A FUCKING ORANGE PEELER, AND EVEN A LAMP IF YOU HAVE A STRING AND SOME OIL. SERIOUSLY???

JUST IN CASE YOU APPARENTLY NEED AN EMERGENCY ONE FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES?

(via rivendellbitch)

14 7 / 2014

beautifulsouthasianbrides:

Outfits by:Tarun Tahiliani

(Source: , via nedahoyin)