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pratchettquotes · 2 days ago
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Most people, on waking up, accelerate through a quick panicky pre-consciousness check-up: who am I, where am I, who is he/she, good god, why am I cuddling a policeman's helmet, what happened last night?
And this is because people are riddled by Doubt. It is the engine that drives them through their lives. It is the elastic band in the little model airplane of their soul, and they spend their time winding it up until it knots. Early morning is the worst time--there's that little moment of panic in case You have drifted away in the night and something else has moved in. This never happened to Granny Weatherwax. She went straight from fast asleep to instant operation on all six cylinders. She never needed to find herself because she always knew who was doing the looking.
Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
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whatareyoureallyafraidof · a year ago
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Transgender Day of Visibility. By tai.draws
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danidraws · 10 months ago
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Some thoughts about my personal gender journey.
https://www.everythingisgoingtobeokcomic.com/lets-talk-about-gender/
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staff · 7 months ago
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tumblr tuesday: adam is not just kidding
So one thing that happens when you’ve been here for a while is that you end up with this archive of how you got to where you are now—a long lens of nostalgia on all the people you’ve been, those you’ve loved, and all the things you’ve done.
Adam JK (@adamjk​) was one of the first Artists on Tumblr—he’s literally been here for almost as long as we have! Since that first post, he’s journaled, made friends, found his queer community, met his future husband, and made some really great art that people really love.
We asked Adam to share some of the moments that shaped his identity—as a person, an artist, a writer, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. These are the posts he decided to talk about.
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This post really sums up how I used Tumblr for a long time. It was my diary and I didn’t think anybody was paying attention (because they weren’t).
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Usually in relationships, I was the one getting dumped, so when I had to break up with a guy, it felt so shitty, and I thought, “why isn’t there a thing for this?”The minimum order was 500 balloons, so I had 499 too many and posted about them. People started ordering them. I got some minor press coverage, I even got ripped off a few times! My art—really one of the first things I created that wasn’t for a client—was suddenly blowing up, and I put the profits (a few hundred dollars) back into this hobby of making novelty gift products nobody asked for.
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Around age 21, I became internet friends with a network of “Tumblr Gays” that made me feel more comfortable being myself. I would take the bus from Baltimore to NYC on weekends to meet up and go out and pretend brunch was an entire personality. At some point, I met Walt Cessna, who was flooding Tumblr with photos around that time. I feel like this photo captured me between two worlds, nervous about being on my own but excited to be my full queer self in New York.
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In 2013 I started making these “everything will be so good so soon” post-it note collages, and they took on a life of their own. So many people have told me this was their phone background or helped them through a hard time, and I learned the power of making hopeful, honest art. This particular reminder finds its way back to me just when I need it most, and I’m really proud to have re-drawn it for the back cover of my new book.
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My husband and I were mutuals but never exchanged messages or anything until one day I caved and asked him out. We both fell pretty hard for each other, and it was interesting how we kept posting on Tumblr while knowing the other could see it. We would buy each other donuts and flowers and write cute notes and the whole fucking thing. Before Mitchell, I never dated a guy longer than three months. Before me, he never thought about marriage. Love is real, and I’m so glad I didn’t listen to anyone who made me feel like I couldn’t find it for some reason.
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Tumblr… I love you. Thank you for being you!!!!!!
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As it happens, Adam actually recently finished making a little blue book about learning to be a person and then being that person. So if you want to know where he’s at today, here’s the trailer for that book. Happy Tuesday, Tumblr <3
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desultory-suggestions · 4 months ago
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Something people really need to accept is that fluidity is present in everyone. You may not identify the same way you did five years ago, one year ago, even last week. When someone changes labels, explanations, identities, etc. it is not that they lied about who they were before, simply that their identity flowed and has reached a new resting place. We don’t need to define, contain, or limit. It’s okay to let yourself flow. 
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a-trans-comic-by-me · 6 months ago
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lousydrawingsforgoodpeople · 2 months ago
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thesilicontribesman · 11 months ago
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Snake Gate, nr. Tintern Abbey, Wales and England Border
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wholeheartedsuggestions · 3 months ago
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you don’t have to be uncomfortable with your body to be uncomfortable with your given pronouns.
you don’t have to present androgynously to be non-binary.
you don’t have to be non-binary because you present androgynously or non traditionally.
you don’t have to present feminine to identify with feminine pronouns.
you don’t have to present masculine to identify with masculine pronouns.
you don’t have to be anything to justify your identity to the world.
whatever makes you feel most comfortably yourself is valid as is.
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lemonfodrizzleart · 4 months ago
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Week 2: Identity
Finding something that you really connect with, the thing that truly identifies you as -you-. This has always been my hc for why he loves the clown painting enough to steal it.
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metamorphesque · 4 months ago
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— Tatève Simonyan
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grumpytrans · 4 months ago
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a reminder for some clowns on this webbed site 🤡
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politeasfuck · 6 months ago
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I will always be the virgin-prostitute, the perverse angel, the two-faced sinister and saintly woman.
― Anaïs Nin, Henry & June: From a Journal of Love, 1931-1932
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dresdoodles · a month ago
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This week I was invited to speak at a local GSA!
Many of the students are artists, so I answered Qs about my experience, art school, and the animation industry. I was really touched when one of the students thanked me for speaking with them. Especially amid the nationwide attacks we're seeing on LGBTQ+ affirming discussions and education. Those politicians want to shut down these conversations and leave teens and children in the dark about their identities, their peers, their queer elders, and the truth in the world around them.
Students deserve to know IT'S POSSIBLE to be successful, talented, happy, respected, AND queer. That they deserve to love and be loved no matter what their gender is.
I never had an adult in my life to tell me that. I'm proud to be that adult now🌈
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desultory-suggestions · 10 months ago
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It is not unkind to set boundaries. On the contrary, by being clear and honest about what you are comfortable with creates a space for others to do so, and builds a stronger connection with those around you.
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itscolossal · 24 days ago
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Jewelry Boxes Encase Curtis Talwst Santiago’s Elaborately Constructed Narratives of Nostalgia and Identity
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simplyyearning · 10 days ago
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my hand is empty now
“Dirty Leaves” Richard Siken // My Own Private Idaho (1991) // Sue Zhao // Evening - Maurice Pirenne // “Hurt” Johnny Cash // heavensghost // Happy Together (1997) // “The Touch” Anne Sexton
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beautymyeyes-see · 5 months ago
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Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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haleyincarnate · 7 months ago
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Quote by Carl Jung
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