My Trans Journey

I'm Cory. Aro, ace, autistic, queer, trans masculine, genderfluid demiboy. I am white and can be male passing. I appreciate feedback, criticisms, call outs, etc. I do not welcome truscum. I'm an atheist, but I do not welcome atheists who are anti-religion.

My pronouns are bun/buns/bunself.
(they/them/their/themself is OK if you have a disability that prevents you from being able to use nounself pronouns. This exception is only for folks in this situation).

This blog started out being about my personal journey in transitioning my gender, but now it's really just my general personal blog. Though it tends to be all about the social justice. But also, Pokemon.

DISCLAIMER ONE: THIS TUMBLR IS FULL OF TRIGGERS. I talk about suicide, discrimination, and probably all kinds of things will come up. I try to provide trigger warnings, though most of my older posts (over a year old at least) aren't tagged appropriately. Please let me know if you need me to tag for something.

DISCLAIMER TWO: My experiences, feelings and opinions do not speak for all trans people.

I also have a tumblr where I post art and sell plushies here: http://evilcorynn.tumblr.com/

The new iphone IOS came out, and mom discovered the emojis.  She was super excited about them and I was all, “oh glob, now she’s going to send us emoji constantly.”

Then she said let’s go to the grocery store, and I hopped in the car, expecting a short trip.  But then she was all, “Oh, I want to drive to the next state over because liquor is cheaper there” and my brain went, “nnoooooo i didn’t agree to this.”

we actually live pretty close to the border, but it’s still a long enough drive for me to get super bored, and I didn’t bring my 3ds with me.  I ran out of stuff to read on tumblr. So I picked up her phone to check out the emojis.

I ended up sending a shit ton of emoji texts to my siblings. I giggled the whole time.  And as I was doing it, I remembered what I thought earlier, and I was aware of the irony.  It did not stop me.

tonidorsay:

Just saw a post about how being Trans isn’t fun.

And I lifted an eyebrow and felt a half smile form on my face.

Come and spend a few days with me. Really. Aside from needing the help around my house, I will teach you how being trans is fun.

It can even be cute, sometimes.  And sometimes trendy.

Because being trans means you break the rules. WHen you break the rules, you tend to find yourself in uncharted territory, and you have to find new rules and new ways.

And if that isn’t fun, well, hey, not everyone sees fun in the same things.

Plus, I am a bit off, that way.  I find that being trans is great. I find that being mixed is great. I find that being nearly 50 is freaking awesome.

I find that being a woman is great fun. That being myself is very much fun and enjoyable and all the rest.

Because if being yourself isn’t trendy, then the problem isn’t with being yourself. Its with what is trendy not being about being yourself.

fothefox:

This is a piece I did for the Native show at Emily Carr. 
The names written on my body are actual names for “sexy indian” costumes that can be bought online.This piece is a visual response to when Halloween comes around again, and people feel it right to dress up as my culture in horrible old stereotypes and pass it as honouring our culture. But it doesn’t. It only adds to more to poorly represented image of Native Americans, and objectifies Native women. 
I am a real Native Women and this my body and my culture. And I have a voice 

fothefox:

This is a piece I did for the Native show at Emily Carr. 

The names written on my body are actual names for “sexy indian” costumes that can be bought online.

This piece is a visual response to when Halloween comes around again, and people feel it right to dress up as my culture in horrible old stereotypes and pass it as honouring our culture. But it doesn’t. It only adds to more to poorly represented image of Native Americans, and objectifies Native women. 

I am a real Native Women and this my body and my culture. And I have a voice 

(via mahia)

anarchacannibalism:

y’all realise beekeepers feed bees that sugar you’re so concerned about the production of right? like they very much use a fuckload of sugar produced in deplorable conditions in the production of honey.

there’s no ethical consumption under late capitalism and we need to address the production-end of commodification instead of just the (very limited) choices of consumers, but if you honestly think that vegan products are ~so bad look at how exploited those workers are~, motherfuckers, your shit doesn’t smell any sweeter. 

i don’t identify as a political vegan because my personal decisions have an almost entirely negligible effect on the apparatus of capitalism, but please fucking stop acting so smug and superior to me. it’s fucking boring and you’re pretty much always wrong anyway. 

Yesss, thank you.

I do not get the deal with people getting so fucking mad at vegetarians and vegans.  And I don’t mean when a vegetarian is in your face or anything like that.  I went to an event one time that had a hot dog vender, and ordered a tofu dog because it was the only thing I could eat and i was famished, and a person I hadn’t even been introduced to just walked up to me and started grilling me on why I was vegetarian.

And they’re all, “don’t you know that soy is bad for the environment and eating it is worse than eating meat?” And I said, “I do try to avoid soy for several reasons, but, something like 80% of soy becomes animal feed, so anybody who eats meat is indirectly consuming more soy than I ever do by having the occasional tofu dog. Not to mention that soy is put in a shit ton of our processed foods, like the hot dog buns we’re both eating.” (I have since learned further that the 80% of soy crop that becomes animal feed is also used to create soy oil, so it’s not like it all goes straight to cows).

Anyway, they were super mad and wouldn’t talk to me anymore.

And when I worked in an office, people would offer me meat stuff, and I’d politely decline and add that I’m a vegetarian because if you don’t say that, people won’t take no for an answer.  And then they’d go off on rants about how never eating meat again would be soooo terrible, and they loooove the taste of suffering, or whatever bullshit.

neutroisenjolras:

do u ever start to do a thing that is Stereotypically Mentally Ill (i.e. rocking, crying n muttering and doing Weird movements) and u feel like u r Faking it to seem mentally ill. even tho its completely involuntary and u r alone so thers no one to fake to except urself

Been there.

(via anarchacannibalism)

mx-ro:

brown-likeme:

nizhonibird:

sikssaapo-p:

THE TRUTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS BEFORE THE GENOCIDE

Gotta put this on blast.
We never needed a white savior.

I hate this country.

What I learned from this video:

  • 100 million Native Americans died at the hands of white colonists
  • Instead of planting crops the colonists spent their days digging random holes in the ground looking for gold. They started starving and dug up Indian corpses to eat. They took Indian prisoners and forced them to teach the colonists how to farm
  • Native Americans had massive cities with tens of thousands of well constructed houses, intricate water canals and large merchant areas.
  • The Native Americans used soaps, deodorants and breath sweeteners while colonists never bathed or even took of their clothes
  • There was a delousing policy with the mantra Nits create Lice; nits being Native American babies, so their goal was to kill every Indian, including babies 
  • In the 1700’s 80% of the Federal Budget went towards eradicating the Native American population so they could take their developed farmland
  • Colonists leaders went town after town killing men women and children under the approval of George Washington
  • "Pursue Indians to extermination" -Thomas Jefferson
  • California governor (1849-1851): “extermination must continue to be waged until the Indian becomes extinct”

The main factor which prevented Native American extinction was the fact they were used for slave labor. The most prized Native Americans were young girls who were said to be valued for labor and lust (that one white dude in your ethnic studies class that says he’s 1/36th Cherokee?)

In modern times children were forced into Indian Boarding Schools whose goal was to “Kill the Indian in them”. It was federal policy. They were beaten if they used their native tongue, they were forced to dress and style their hair like whites 

This country was literally built on terrorism and mass murder. White people are savage terrorists.

Until, this is taught in schools everywhere- “history class” is merely a racism propaganda course.

(via corynn)

merrywise:

For next time someone goes on about how girls take “too many selfies”, remind them that Rembrandt van Rijn painted over 80 self-portraits, which takes way more time and effort than a selfie.

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People are intrigued by their own image and I think that is 100% okay.

Something fun to finish up #selfieseptember

College students can now get microsoft office for free

blnkfrnk:

raginggenderriver:

hoodjab:

rabbrakha:

melthemuslim:

Just go here and sign up with your college email. You can install it on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads.

GOD BLESS.

I PAYED UGH. REBLOGGING TO SAVE U GUYS SOME MORE GAS MONEY

Signal boost!

If you’re not a college student, I’ve found openoffice.org provides programs that work well for at least basic documents (you can safe stuff to be compatible with microsoft products)

Open Office was more or less abandoned by Oracle, and there has been a schism between their developers (who no longer have Oracle’s deep pockets backing them up) and the LibreOffice developers. My recommendation would be LibreOffice because it has more enthusiastic developers and is updated more frequently. I am personally very concerned about my computer from a security standpoint, so I am more likely to stick with programs where the holes get plugged quicker.

For what it’s worth, I did an entire master’s without using Microsoft office programs even once. I used Google Docs, Open Office until the schism in 2011, and Libre Office now. You don’t need Microsoft. (I still miss Corel.) 

Oh, dang, that’s good to know!

tefpoe1:

The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us !!!

tefpoe1:

The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us !!!

(via cometmelody)

College students can now get microsoft office for free

hoodjab:

rabbrakha:

melthemuslim:

Just go here and sign up with your college email. You can install it on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads.

GOD BLESS.

I PAYED UGH. REBLOGGING TO SAVE U GUYS SOME MORE GAS MONEY

Signal boost!

If you’re not a college student, I’ve found openoffice.org provides programs that work well for at least basic documents (you can safe stuff to be compatible with microsoft products)

(via mahia)