me, literally saying that i wanna *be* *exactly* like my brother for the past 19 years and being happy when people say that i look like him and when my mom calls me with his name as a joke
me realizing that i’m not cis: shocked pikachu
Three weeks post op.
Weird things that make me gender euphoric:
-My eyebrows feel masc to me
-I really like my unconventional nose because that makes me feel masc (even if it’s “unaesthetic” - fuck that)!
-My moles,,, I have so many of them
-Having an androgynous style! I really appreciate being comfortable between punk lite and unironic softboy with lesbian earrings!
-Old Spice (really pleasing scent - fiji is the superior Old Spice experience though)
-My friends! They’ve been with me through thick and thin and they’ve been so supportive all the way and every day, I’m more grateful for that
-Wearing a good binder (highly recommend the racerback by GC2B)
-Having dyed hair and my piercings! They really help me accept myself because I’ve done things to my body that I love (plus I think my dye job looks cool).
Feel free to reblog and add your own list of gender euphoric things!
*gets a whiff of my own cologne*
i’m quite curious abt what name my mom would have given me if i had been born biologically male but i’m also not ready to let her suspect anything so uhhh 👉👈 nice 👉👈
I swear every time I start feeling comfortable with my body my brain says “boy, you look like a fucking girl smh”
Before I came out as a man I was never afraid of being weak. I knew that I was strong and that I would survive whatever it was that was happening. But since coming out and I think even more since starting t I’m just incredibly worried that I’m not strong enough.
I am not your fucking daughter, I am your
Seeing transmascs in binders just makes me feel so incredibly happy,,, also gay,,, but overwhelmingly happy
The second and third photos I took myself by accident. Anyways, smoke grass and keep dreaming, you’ll be great one day, kid.
Pastel trans man flag with pastel autism sign (because hhhh colors are bright and they hurt my face)! Available to be used by any autistic transmasculine people 🙂
(If you do ask for a lesser known flag, please submit a JPG image of it here)
My trans guy friends now: guys look! I have little mustache hairs!
Me at 11, not knowing I’m trans yet: lol I haven’t shaved in a week and I’m a b e a r
okay so i thought this could be helpful for anybody learning to cook for themselves, whether you’re working on your diet or hungrier because of HRT or trying to save money or whatever. curry is delicious and so easy to make. half the time is spent simmering and boiling things. let me just start by saying that i am very much a white guy. i was taught the basics of curry making by a west indian friend of mine and i now owe her a life debt.
while there are definitely recipes you can follow, this is kind of one of those foods that can be anything. there are a few key elements to curry, that can be broken down a little more. once you learn this formula, you are pretty much set.
as the ancient saying goes, spices maketh sauce. i’m not gonna be pretentious and say you have to grind your own spices, but they are actually sometimes cheaper to buy whole. curry can have plenty of different spices in it, which fall into a few different categories. (some fall under more than 1).
you can roast or even fry your spices before they go in, and it will change the overall flavour of the curry. experiment and see what you like! my go-to is lots of aromatics and spicy stuff, less savoury and sweet, preferably roasted.
2. onions and ginger
almost every curry has onions, ginger, and garlic in it. (lots of people leave out the garlic, like at weddings or other places you wouldnt want to ooze garlic stank, but onions and ginger are a staple). the only real decision you have to make here is how to prepare the onions+ginger before you put them in. you can fry them dry, fry them in oil, caramelize them, or just toss them in as is. cooking them longer will give you a darker, richer sauce. i like mine fried dry and sometimes i like to use candied ginger.
3. a base
a base can be anything from tomatoes to peppers to mashed chickpeas. basically, it’s the part of the sauce that actually makes it, yknow, sauce. usually the base is made by steaming or boiling the ingredients and then pureeing them. some people add cream, milk, or even condensed milk to their curries. i like evaporated milk + tomatoes in mine.
4. a protein
this doesn’t have to mean meat! lots of curries are veg/vegan, and in fact lots of meat free ppl love curry specifically because it can be so filling and flavourful without any. get creative with it. use chicken. use fish. throw in some beans. make something shakshuka-adjacent and use eggs. the curry is your oyster.
5. a nest
it doesn’t have to be, but curry is usually served with rice, potatoes, bread, or some other kind of starch like noodles or couscous. you can slap it on one of these bad boys or you can just eat it straight from the bowl like royalty. whatever floats your boat.
go!! make curry!! make them think you can cook!!
i think “being trans isnt fun” and “being trans is fun” r two opinions that can coexist
i have heavy eyes
it’s time to snuggle up tight
and dream of you here