My mother's crying could be heard throughout the old colonial house. Our old car sped out the driveway, and it was so late at night. My 10 yr old feet were freezing as I trotted across the hardwood to the top of the stairs and opened the door. My uncle stood there at the bottom of the... Continue Reading →
Comments, Posts, Replies, etc....here, there and everywhere. We post little tidbits, our daily experiences, incidents we have watched or participated in somewhere along the line, etc. And directly under those posts, on every social platform website that I know of, is a place where readers can leave "comments" and generally "like" the post. Notice there... Continue Reading →
"Everytime that I am misgendered I am reminded that I do not fit; that I am not this. I am not that." ivan e coyote from "Gender Failure" (on Youtube clip about ivan and Rae Spoon's Gender Failure performances). I can relate with many of ivan's stories and have all but the very latest (which IS on... Continue Reading →
I saw something on Dancing with Fireflies blog that I wanted to re-write to align with Butch Perspectives here:This is how Crysta on DWF put it......"Great blogs thrive because of comments. Dancing with Fireflies is a community, and you are part of it. We would love to hear what you thought of this article and... Continue Reading →
THIS IS ONE INCREDIBLY WELL WRITTEN AND VERY, VERY TRUE! I am reblogging this with the same message – get over yourselves, realize that history has brought us to exactly where we are today, and that all of us can be assholes once in a while…but we need to stop the bickering, stop the senseless “policing” of one another and rebuild our community into something that every one of us can be proud of. Let’s start with just being kind and respectful to each other – and accepting that we ALL have varying opinions, experiences and ways of viewing the world – and NO ONE is perfectly right on any of it. This blog is GREAT at putting the whole ball of wax into very understandable perspective!!! ~MainelyButch
Recently, huge fights have spawned between different camps within the LGBT community. The fights are born around the use of certain words, different roles, opinions, outlooks, philosophies of life as an LGBT person, and quite simply wounded egos.
And I have had just about enough of the bullshit.
If half the energy expended on fighting each other within the community was used to fight for medical access, legal equality, marriage rights, and positive media portrayals we would already be considering a transgendered woman for Secretary of the Interior and no one would be even slightly concerned about anything but their professional qualifications. Instead, we have turned on each other like crabs in a pot slowly coming to a boil. As soon as one goes up, the others must pull them down. Instead of creating a chain of effort, we spend our time stabbing each other in the back, screaming at…
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I've been wrestling my demons like mad lately. Depression, anxiety, internal strife...the perpetual circle that it has become for me. It's kept me from doing things I normally enjoy doing, such as blogging or doing videos on YT. I also have serious ADHD that plays into it, which I really have to discuss with my... Continue Reading →