Oh stop it, youuuu. :) But really. Thank you so much. This sends so much joy through my little bones. It is a dreary day in Portland and I don’t know how long this message has been sitting in my message box here, but today was the perfect day to read it. Thank you. I hope today is a magical practice in serendipity for you too, anon.
#jerrefine #9 #queer #yeshomo #trans #transgender #nonop #ftm
Here’s what our parents never taught us:
You will stay up on your rooftop until sunlight peels away the husk of the moon,
chainsmoking cigarettes and reading Baudelaire, and
you will learn that you only ever want to fall in love with someone
who will stay up to watch the sun rise with you.
You will fall in love with train rides, and sooner or later you will
realize that nowhere seems like home anymore.
A woman will kiss you and you’ll think her lips are two petals
rubbing against your mouth.
You will not tell anyone that you liked it.
It is beautiful to love humans in a world where love is a metaphor for lust.
You can leave if you want, with only your skin as a carry-on.
All you need is a twenty in your pocket and a bus ticket.
All you need is someone on the other end of the map, thinking about the supple
curves of your body, to guide you to a home that stretches out for miles
and miles on end.
You will lie to everyone you love.
They will love you anyways.
One day you’ll wake up and realize that you are too big for your own skin.
Don’t be afraid.
Your body is a house where the shutters blow in and out
against the windowpane.
You are a hurricane-prone area.
The glass will break through often.
But it’s okay. I promise.
a stranger once told you that the breeze
here is something worth writing poems about.
when every one in your life is in agreement about the kind of relationship you have with them - and it’s the kind of relationship you want to have with them.
With Halloween just around the corner (yay!!), I figured it was time to bring back this rad campaign from Ohio University.
There are endless cute, sexy, funny, even offensive costumes that don’t perpetuate racist stereotypes. There is really no excuse.
Please share this far and wide
So long Staples. It’s been real, it’s been… somethin. Now out to life I go. (Taken with Instagram at Staples)
-Question submitted by Anonymous
I think you should focus on the positive when you’re talking to your parents. When they’re like ‘are you strappin down your rack because you wanna be a boy?’ and you scream ‘I DONT WANNA BE A BOY’ … even though it isn’t defensive, it sounds…