Yesterday’s thing with the whole odofemi shit coming up and getting triggered by the situation all over again makes me think that there is a principle I’ve been living by for the past year or two that is worth repeating: I don’t provide receipts for calling my oppressors, oppressors anymore That one response to the […]

One sleep later, I still find myself vaguely annoyed by this response to my tweet collection on the history of the sexuality/gender distinction. Here is the comment reproduced in full: I had no idea about the transmisogyny/transmisogynoir in the history of the concept of separation between sex and gender (and orientation for that matter). That […]

again this post isn’t for white ppl. don’t reblog or share if ur white i’m thinking (again or still) about tattooing amongst filipin@s in the diaspora… and (of course) the issue of appropriation and our Indigenous ppls… So. Like. In exploring some of what it might mean to both preserve and continue the current living […]

I would’ve reblogged this post by ‘this is not pilipinx’ on non-Kalinga ppl getting Kalinga tattoos. Their basic answer was: if you are of F/Pilipinx descent and thinking of getting tattooed in [the Kalinga] style, I feel that there‚Äôs no harm in it I have to disagree… there can be a great deal of harm […]

In the wake of gallingly ignorant critiques of trans celebrity1 and some comments I made on twitter about #GirlsLikeUs News about the juxtaposition of news I see while curating articles for that news feed… It feels like, to me, a great moment to write about why Laverne Cox and Janet Mock are so important. But […]

i finally have enough distance and the abilify they gave me has stopped clouding my brain, that i think i can write/process my experience of being involuntarily committed to a psych ward. now. the ‘involuntary’ part isn’t quite as bad as it sounded. my family doctor (who filled in the form) let my partner come […]

biyuti is me. lol. nothing happened to biyuti… i just changed my tumblr url (and my blog url) as ppl do… of course, there was a reason for this. and a good one! knowing that there are still some people who followed the old tumblr, but didn’t migrate with me to the new tumblr and […]