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Music and words are my thing. I love all forms of art. Tea is my favourite. Fashionable fox with flair. Cool hair.
Sometimes I make costumes. Oftentimes I venture out to places I've never been.
I am constantly working on myself.

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - e.e. cummings

How do you come out as transgender to your roommates?

Do you e-mail them beforehand or do you just go in there and be up-front when you move in? How do I handle this?

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#transgender  #trans  #ftm  #help  #college  #roommates 
ASSIGNED SEX: A DOCUMENTARY FILM by Shaun Dawson — Kickstarter →

neutrois:

9001twistedstrings:

taleth:

biyuti:

Hey.

So this is a movie about transgender people, that has (from the images) at least 4/5 of the main people as TPoC (and 3/5 are Black).

Let’s boost the fuck out of this and see if we can’t get them the money for this doc.

The “Assigned Sex” Documentary Project:

  • Identifies problems within the transgender community
  • Develops awareness and empathy for individuals that don’t conform to the male/female gender binary
  • Takes action to end discrimination against those that vary from culturally defined gender roles
  • Identifies support resources for transgender individuals that are located within New York City

Signal. Fucking. Boost.

Only 48 hours to go (as of Friday evening) and they still need $1k. Come on people!

— 1 year ago with 1204 notes
#transgender  #film  #trans*  #trans  #ftm  #mtf  #female to male  #male to female  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #documentary 
TransMusicCollab →

Check out this new channel, everyone~ It’s going to be mainly about trans* topics, as well as music and covers from each person posting on the channel.

Because music is awesome :D

I’ll get around to posting my intro after this weekend. ouo

But yeah, please do check it out~

— 1 year ago
#transgender  #trans  #trans*  #music  #collab  #channel  #youtube  #ftm  #mtf  #genderqueer  #lgbt  #lgbtq 

Saturdays with Sean: Binding & Packing

on TransBrosTV / Tumblr

about the socks - they were also a problem because they kept moving around and I had to keep adjusting them. I would have to walk kind of weird too so they wouldn’t get out of place. so… packing was just… no. ^^;;

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#TransBrosTV  #trans  #trans*  #transgender  #vlog  #binding  #packing  #ftm 
trickstercastra:

turntechgodkid:

turntechgodkid:

turntechgodkid:

herrjira:

konnichi-nya:

bruce-doodles:

URGENT PLEASE READ
Hi guys„, so you’ve probably seen the post already but I’m putting it here in art form that there’s a petition going around for Trans* rights. It has 4,000+ signatures but needs 20,000 more to be recognized by the government or some shit, I’m not sure. I ain’t a political sort of guy.
However what I do know is this baby needs signatures FAST because it’s deadline is December 19th!!!
I apologize for bringing this here, I know you probably came here for drawings and all but if you could please spread the word and sign, it only takes 3 minutes to make an account and it’d mean the world to me and other Trans* folks in the United States if you signed.
So please, won’t you help a brother out and sign?!

everybody better sign this

Hey dudes !!! We still need a shitton more signatures on this !! :I


((the autism organ transplant one expired guys…it didnt get enough signatures and i KNOW there are people who can still sign this one for my trans* friends))

this has TWO DAYS left on it guys what the fuck

[[not even half way there this is just sad tumblr]]

A friend told me about this today and I signed it immediately. I hope people see this and sign this as well. It’s for a GREAT cause that I take personally. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pass this on and let others know. SIGN IT!

trickstercastra:

turntechgodkid:

turntechgodkid:

turntechgodkid:

herrjira:

konnichi-nya:

bruce-doodles:

URGENT PLEASE READ

Hi guys„, so you’ve probably seen the post already but I’m putting it here in art form that there’s a petition going around for Trans* rights. It has 4,000+ signatures but needs 20,000 more to be recognized by the government or some shit, I’m not sure. I ain’t a political sort of guy.

However what I do know is this baby needs signatures FAST because it’s deadline is December 19th!!!

I apologize for bringing this here, I know you probably came here for drawings and all but if you could please spread the word and sign, it only takes 3 minutes to make an account and it’d mean the world to me and other Trans* folks in the United States if you signed.

So please, won’t you help a brother out and sign?!

everybody better sign this

Hey dudes !!! We still need a shitton more signatures on this !! :I

image

((the autism organ transplant one expired guys…it didnt get enough signatures and i KNOW there are people who can still sign this one for my trans* friends))

this has TWO DAYS left on it guys what the fuck

[[not even half way there this is just sad tumblr]]

A friend told me about this today and I signed it immediately. I hope people see this and sign this as well. It’s for a GREAT cause that I take personally. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pass this on and let others know. SIGN IT!

(via andstillalive)

— 1 year ago with 13206 notes
#signal boost  #trans  #trans*  #trangender  #petition  #sign it you guys 

So I had talked about passing on TransBrosTV yesterday, but didn’t share any personal experiences or stories. Here you go about the one time I was told I would “make a good lesbian”.

Also, I get into where I pass with teachers and professors. Especially in high school, where some people had known me as male and others knew me as female. The situation in high school for me was that there were only a couple teachers who saw me as male from the start. Two of these teachers were from my junior year. My chemistry teacher, Dr. Ali, and jazz band teacher, Mr. Cimis. Both were extremely cool.

Dr. Ali was like this grandpa kind of a guy. The start of junior year I had received one of the highest grades on the first tests, and he commented, “Sean! You are a gentleman and a scholar!” I guess you all know how I felt about that. Freakin’ stellar. Clearly, I was passing and I didn’t have to say anything about myself. Unfortunately, the glory didn’t last too long. I was gone for one day because I had to go play with the marching band for pep rally, and well, a few classmates who didn’t know me as Sean the boy had slipped it out to Doc about me. So when I came back, it was totally different and Doc had started referring to me as a girl instead. It kinda bummed me out, so I decided to go up to him and fess up. I felt kind of bad, not only for myself, but for him too. Because to me, it’s a lot to hide, like you’re keeping a secret. And I actually felt like I could trust Doc about this, so I told him. And he told me, “Sean, society doesn’t matter.” And he asked me if I wanted to be called a boy, and I told him yes, and he was totally awesome about it. I felt relieved after that.

Later on that year, I had joined jazz band, and I was pretty much stealth. Mr. Cimis saw me as a dude, referred to me by all the right pronouns, treated me like the other guys. It was great, but I was so uptight about it all. Before rehearsals, I would always go to my friend Jaime and ask her, “How do I look?” I would go adjust my binding in the bathroom beforehand. I’d hunch over so it didn’t look like I had a chest or anything at all. Whenever I was spoken to, I’d speak as low as I possibly could. It kind of sucked, actually, having to worry about all of that. It also sucked because the only person in the room who actually referred to me as male was Jaime. Everyone else just didn’t know. It was about three weeks before the concert when it got out to Cimis. I was covering a solo for my friend Steve during rehearsal because he’d hurt his hand, and throughout the whole thing, Cimis is like, “Yeah, sistaaaa~” And I was just bewildered. Was he talking about me? So afterwards, I went up to Jaime and was like, “You heard that, right?” And she said, “Yeah.” Then she straight up asked Cimis why. And Cimis was like, “Uhh… ‘cause… sister?” Then I just facepalmed and was like, “Ahh.. No…” And as I was walking out, I just pointed and was like, “It’s brother!”

And he looked up at me from his papers and scores, and was like, “See ya, brother!”

That was the end of that until after the concert when he came up to me and was like, “Sir~” all grinning like. And I just gave a grin back, and said, “Thank you.” I knew he got it. And that’s what I needed.

Passing is great, and assuming stealth can be great too, but it can also be stressful. It’s putting yourself out there that can be scary. What I’ve learned in passing is that it’s got to do with how you carry yourself. Not just covering up or dressing up. You’ve got to have confidence in everything you do. Talk the talk. Walk the walk. It takes an awful lot of courage, but I think we all owe that to ourselves to just be ourselves.

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#TransBrosTV  #extra  #trans  #ftm  #passing  #stealth  #coming out  #experience 
Choosing a doctor that isn’t Garramone

flippin-franky:

backhandtoedrag:


Realistically, not everyone can go to Garramone. Some cannot afford him, some don’t even live in the same country as him. His work is fantastic, but is not an option for most.

Initially, I didn’t even think about going to him. This was before I was out to most people in my life. I had planned to go to Hugh Mclean in Mississauga. I had planned to make the trip up there, get surgery, and immediately come back. Thank god I didn’t. My body didn’t respond well to surgery…so I would have been screwed.

There aren’t many Canadian doctors that perform reconstructive surgery. There are public options but I didn’t really like the results I saw.

Eventually, I started to think about going to Garramone. But really…it would have cost me an extra 2 grand to go and get surgery from him…I would not have my parents with me.

When the topic came up in my therapy sessions, my doctor showed me our local plastic surgeon. His results were fantastic and were almost identical to Garramone’s. He was much cheaper than I anticipated.

I chose him. He was fantastic throughout every complication I had…and even came to visit me. I think very highly of him.

The problem I noticed with people romanticizing Garramone was that they weren’t taking into account their body type.

The results that are often posted concerning his work are mostly guys that are skinny and muscular. These videos receive the highest hits on Youtube. Why? Because they are the epitome of masculinity. These guys pass, are muscular, and attractive. Granted there are outliers, guys who are just skinny, and even overweight guys.

But I noticed that his results tend to look the same. The scars and nipple placement. Even on bigger guys…which didn’t sit well with me. I am not knocking anyone’s chest. I thought that if I went in, my results would not look right.

The doctor who performed my surgery had done guys in similar size to me.

I am not a huge guy by any means. I’m 5’11 and around 200 lbs.

I was lucky enough to find a doctor who worked with his patients bodies and almost identical results to go to Garramone.

I didn’t need a designer chest. I didn’t have tunnel vision..I looked at what was practical. I didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg to have my chest reconstructed and I didn’t want to have to travel.

I think what bothers me a little is people not doing research in their own area and getting tunnel vision. These people are the ones that set up chip-in accounts.

I will always believe this “just because you are trans…does not mean that you are owed a chest surgery” Society does not owe you anything.

If people actually did their own research they would probably find a doctor in their area, for cheaper, with similar results.

Realistically, not everyone can afford 6,500 + travelling expenses + food + hotel. (which is roughly his new rate)

I understand wanting to have the best results possible. I really do. No one wants to be unhappy with their results.

But Garramone isn’t your only option.

Don’t go booking something you cannot pay.

If you are able to afford Garramone, fantastic! I wish you all the luck with surgery. Here is hoping you don’t have the nasty complications I had.

But, if you haven’t done research, booked your surgery, and don’t even have half the money to pony up for it. I really don’t have any sympathy to toss your way.

There are affordable options. Ask your therapist. Do your research. It’s really not as hard to find a good surgeon as many think it is.

^^agree with you

there are a lot of plastic surgeons that can do chest reconstructive surgery. if they do men’s chest and they can give women bigger boobs. why can’t they make the chest more masculine?

they can, depending on the surgeon. there are plastic surgeons who will be willing to try. it is called cosmetic surgery for a reason. it is not so different from any other procedures they do.

yea yea dr. G specializes in double incisions, but not everyone wants to get double incisions. google, therapist, friends, look around. i know someone on facebook who got his chest reconstructed just under 5 grand from a local plastic surgeon and this one did key hole procedure. not a trans specialist but a plastic surgeon nonetheless.

(via frankytheshorty)

— 1 year ago with 9 notes
#top surgery  #trans  #ftm  #chest reconstruction 
womenwhokickass:

Aya Kamikawa: Why she kicks ass
She is the only openly transgender official in Japan at this point, and the first to seek or win elected office in Japan.
She won a four-year term as an independent under huge media attention, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.  In April 2007, she was re-elected to her second term, placing second of 71 candidates running for 52 in the same ward assembly. 
While the government announced that they would continue to consider her male officially, she stated that she would work as a woman. 
She is devoted to work for various groups, the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly.  She strives to give support for these people and bring positive changes which would help them in society. 
She was also a committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people) and organised meetings and social events to give support and symposiums to raise the public awareness.

womenwhokickass:

Aya Kamikawa: Why she kicks ass

  • She is the only openly transgender official in Japan at this point, and the first to seek or win elected office in Japan.
  • She won a four-year term as an independent under huge media attention, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.  In April 2007, she was re-elected to her second term, placing second of 71 candidates running for 52 in the same ward assembly. 
  • While the government announced that they would continue to consider her male officially, she stated that she would work as a woman. 
  • She is devoted to work for various groups, the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly.  She strives to give support for these people and bring positive changes which would help them in society. 
  • She was also a committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people) and organised meetings and social events to give support and symposiums to raise the public awareness.

(via mrsethcorbin)

— 1 year ago with 29217 notes
#transgender  #trans  #aya kamikawa 

TransBrosTV Needs New Guys!

Hey everyone~ I’m Sean! We’re looking for new dudes to join the channel! If you’re interested, you can comment on the video, message us on YouTube, or even message either Sam (the dude in charge) or me on our tumblrs!

Hope to hear from you all! <3

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#TransBrosTV  #transgender  #trans  #ftm  #transman  #transguys  #transition  #video blogging  #vlog  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #gender