I have sat down to blog several times, and also to do my vlogs on Youtube...but it seems that something new is happening just about every day lately. Thus, writing or filming goes undone, and my notes pile up and pile up. Yes, I am a prolific note taker for those who do not know,… Continue reading Endings
The LGBTQ community has lost a legend. RIP Storme' DeLarverie the legendary Drag King, "Stonewall Lesbian" as well as "The Gay Community's Rosa Parks" Storme' was a great historical and cultural LGBTQ icon. She passed away peacefully early Saturday morning May 24th, 2014, at age 93 in Brooklyn, NY. All of the major LGBTQ media outlets are… Continue reading Passing of Storme’ DeLarvarie
Sudden Awareness blogged "Talking Tough" and asked this question: Why do we value strength so much that it is one of the most frequently cited attributes used to define our ideal selves? Butches are generally seen as strong. Rough, tough and resolutely strong. It’s been bred into us seemingly, either from our bio-parents or from… Continue reading Butch Strength
This post is great. I love the shot, and the description is excellent.
Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective of mental illness. She will forever be grateful for the lessons they taught each other.
About this photo: “The photo was taken at The National Museum of Kosovo, located in Pristina. This motorcycle is one of the remaining artifacts retrieved after the Kosovo War in 1999. This shot represents the beauty that exists within all of us. It is a beauty that we sometimes choose to hide or we have forgotten that exist. Within the shadows of everyday organized chaos, we are all just hidden beauties working our best at succeeding to be our best imperfect selves.“
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Excellent article by a great new blogger! Let’s welcome her to the WordPress ranks! 🙂
Why does the word “husband” equal male? I take exception to this. My husband is a woman. She fills the traditional role of the husband in our family. She is the bread-winner, the handyman, the protector, and the controller of the remote. She does not want to be a man, but she does feel most comfortable doing what are traditionally male things.
I am the home-maker, the dog-mom, the doer of the laundry. No one seems to have a problem when I am referred to as her wife, but when I refer to her as my husband, I am corrected. People actually say to me “You mean your wife.” Not even as a question, like “You mean your wife?” No, they are positive that I have gotten it wrong and that it is their duty to correct me. Sometimes when this happens I refer to her as my “husbian”. Then…
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...this is just an excellent piece! Pass it on! As a Butch I have to say that I don't like the "wife" word much for myself either, I will have to consider why and will write more later!
Would you rather live life according to the approval of others or aligned with your truths and your dreams? Inadvertently we all start out in this world in the way of living according to the approval of others; it's called childhood. We are dressed to the approval of our parents - or grandparents - and… Continue reading Approval of Others….Or Truth of Self?