also I bought this excellent looking little flipbook from snaughtie on etsy and I am putting it into my coping skills toolkit.
This is super great. They have a PDF version you can purchase. It also has some blank spots that you can put in words they don’t have. Perfect for when you need help communicating.
(Source: iamseafemme, via equuslupus)
"you’ll stop liking someone just because they agreed with something transphobic?"
Yawp. I like to make awkward situations for everyone except me when I call people out for using slurs.
“All I can say about Jay is he makes it so easy to be a proud mom.”
Yawp. This is how it’s done.
xoJane: Representations of disability in YA and children’s fiction are woefully lacking, and when they do appear, they’re often bad. What are some of your disability pet peeves — and how should your fellow authors be addressing them?
Duyvis: One of my big pet peeves — and I’ve actually got a longer article about that in the works for Disability in Kidlit — is the magical disabled person. Not the disability superpower, which is a different trope, but the mystical ability. Ooo, this autistic person can detect the way the universe is put together. Ahhhh, that schizophrenic person can communicate with aliens. Wow, this blind person can see the future! Usually the disabled person in question is grossly dehumanized and Othered.
Another pet peeve: the disabled family member who’s just there to make the main character look sympathetic. I think what’s behind both these tropes — and, honestly, most disability tropes — is the fact that many people don’t … get disability. They’ve probably never heard of disability communities or self-advocacy or disability politics. They think disabled characters are mainly interesting for how they can affect the plot or the characters around them, and don’t build disabled characters with the same care and thought as they do other characters.
(Source: se-smith, via queerbookclub)
Alicia’s American Sign Language Dictionary. Alicia is showing you four important signs in ASL: ”I Love You,” “Queer,” “Bisexual,” and “Transgender.”
When you’re talking about someone’s identity, make sure to only use words they’re OK with.
If anyone has suggestions to improve these pages, they are very much welcome.
Mq. & Mrs. is a queer/trans coloring book in progress that only uses real people as models. New pages are published every Sunday at noon. Interested in modeling for a page? See our site for more info.