I work as a karaoke host from time to time. I love work that involves an element of performance.
Trans bodies + Lentil Risotto with Butternut Squash and Rocket | Naked Vegan Cooking http://nakedvegancooking.com/2013/03/09/trans-bodies-lentil-risotto/#.UTvGVSGt_HQ.twitter
”I firmly believe that one of the biggest causes of low self esteem people have about their bodies comes from the fact that we aren’t used to seeing what other people’s bodies actually look like. We all expect that if somebody saw that veiny patch of skin on our right breast or that big mole on our left butt cheek or that birthmark on our right inner thigh that looks a bit like Pacman they would freak out because nobody expects to see something weird like that, right!? I think it’s a shame that for most of us the only time we ever get naked in front of other people is when we’re about to have sex… because in that moment we all want our partners to see us as beautiful and sexy and attractive and we want to be everything that they desire! That’s quite a lot of pressure to be under in that moment… also you’re naked!”
Dang I rarely make risottos but that looks delicious. Also really nice article talking about our bodies and trying to gain acceptance of some things even while changing other things.
Curls on Flickr.
Katharine Hepburn for LIFE magazine, 1968.
“Huh,” Hepburn snorted when asked to sit still for LIFE’S photographer and the picture on the cover of the issue. “I haven’t done that sort of thing since 1944. Me posing like a starlet? You must be really desperate. That’s funny. That’s very funny.” Grudgingly, she assentedand arrived at the studio at the appointed time with her fold-up minibike, some sand-colored gabardine suits, a faded olive fatigue jacket her brother wore to World War II, black turtleneck sweater and a couple of perku, peaked caps. “I hate the yellow background,” she grumped. Click, click, click. She struck another stance and turned on a smile, or what she calls “my girl Scout look,” Click, click, click. Then, whipping off her jacket, she demanded: “Look, tell your editors I never do anything standard, and this is all the old bag would do.” Whereupon, Miss Katharine Hepburn, without so much as wrinkling her ladylike self and pinking only slightly, turned herself base over apex for fully two minues, without wavering a fraction, stood on her head.
Wellesley alum Warren Kunce on the implications of straight white men as the default in media.
“If you are a straight, white, cisgendered man, when you go to the cinema you are guaranteed that there will be a character who will fit your demographic and be just like you.”
“Whereas the rest of us who don’t fit that [category] have to go through life having to…enjoy stories in which the protagonists are nothing like ourselves.”
“This reminds me of how JK Rowling had to write JK Rowling on the book and why Harry Potter was a boy because she was advised that young boys will not read a female author and they will not read an adventure story that does not feature a boy. But girls will. Girls don’t have any other choice. Boys have this enormous privilege of only selecting things that they can relate to.”
Please watch the whole thing. It’s amazing.
TOMORROW, Tuesday Sept 25th, there will be an Adult Industry call to action on social media and Twitter for NO ON MEASURE B, Los Angeles.
Between the hours of 9-10 am performers, industry workers, fans, and allies are being asked to not Tweet anything unless it is No On Measure B info.