On September 3rd, around noon, the internet exploded when Colin Kaepernick Tweeted this post:
Scarlett Johansson has been in several Blockbuster movies such as Lost In Translation ("Charlotte", 2003), Ironman 2 ("Natalie Rushman"/"Natasha Romanoff", 2010) , Captain America: The Winter Soldier ("Natasha Romanoff"/"Black Widow", 2014), Captain America: Civil War ("Black Widow", 2016) and literally every single film in The Avengers Film Series ("Black Widow", 2012, 2015, 2018). If you weren't already aware, Avengers 4 is already scheduled for release in 2019.
I've been sort of MIA for a while, oops! Here's an update on everything that has happened in the last few months and what I'm working on for this year!
Dating used to be so simple before I came out. I didn't have to explain anything, nothing was awkward. If someone stopped talking to me, it was probably because of a bad pun or they found more interest in someone else. Now; I'm constantly worried about whether or not the person I'm talking to has read my profile or not so that they're "aware of my situation".
As my 4 year manniversary approaches, this series of posts has actually been very therapeutic and has helped me be even more proud of who I am than I was before.
Coming out as a lesbian woman was a pretty tough thing for me to do. As I went on to live my life, I realized that there were still pieces missing from my puzzle of happiness that I needed to find. The following is my experience coming out as a transgender male identifying as straight.
In this post, I share with you my experiences of realizing I was attracted to women as a woman. I share how it made me feel and what I experienced coming out and living as a lesbian woman.
In my 28 years of life, I've come out three different times. The first time as a lesbian woman, the second as a straight transgender male and the third as a queer transgender male. This is the first part in a small series where I share my experience before coming out, and how I came out through the years. This is how I've grown to be the person I am today.
In the area where I currently live, I didn't think that I would ever experience transphobia first hand. Phoenix is pretty progressive and most people who do know that I'm transgender are either supportive or don't comment too much about it. It actually wasn't until I started getting into the dating scene that I started experiencing transphobia first-hand. Before you read these experiences, I want you to understand that there are people in the world who simply don't understand what it is to be transgender, and quite often they don't intend to say transphobic things.
Woo, no big surprise there, right? I know. The purpose of this post is to bring it back to the front of your mind that when going through a transition, your changes are different than others, and you need to embrace them.
I think what I struggle with the most is that I'm actually not as happy with my body as I thought I would be.
there really are no words to describe it.
America, the land of the pee... er, free
In my experience, the dating world as a transgender male has become more of a science than anything.
Before my transition, the task of dating was exponentially more simple than it is now. There was no need to "address the elephant in the room".
Whether it was dating online or in-person. It was so simple.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love being fashionable. I'm always matching and my shoes are always clean. What they may now know is how much time it took me to find the perfect outfit to wear that day. The outfit that fit how I felt. The one that matched my dysphoria and masked it.
Look at that, another year has come and gone. Where are you at with your transition compared to where you want to be? I know, I've been there too. I'm the king of procrastinating, but this isn't something that you want to put off. This is your happiness and your future. Below is a guide on how to create a realistic checklist for you and your transition for 2017.
You've come out as trans*
Congratulations on coming out, by the way. That shit ain't easy. What's also not easy is then trying to sort out your sexual identity.
once upon a time...
When I started my journey, I had just gotten out of a relationship that was, to say the least, toxic.
I was 24 when everything had finally come together. I had learned what these feelings were that I was experiencing and I was determined to take the steps necessary to "fix" it. I had realized that the relationship I was in wasn't working and this was a pretty big bomb to drop on top of everything.
YOU CAN CALL ME DANISH
Writing about my life and experiences as a white, transgender, queer male.