i feel bad for teachers because i distinctly remember my mom bursting into tears once when she was grading papers and she was just mumbling “theyre so goddamn stupid” over and over
every time i read this i laugh a little harder
Warning for Trans Youth in Southern Ontario
Avoid Dr. Kenneth Zucker of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He will not help you in any way and upon asking many invasive, disrespectful, and irrelevant questions, he will suggest you undergo “reparative therapy” to “fix” you (pictured above). When he finishes writing his “report”, which can take months, he will refer to you in an extremely dehumanizing manner that makes you out to be some kind of oddity (eg “He seems very interested in having breasts.”) and he will not respect your gender or use the correct pronouns whatsoever. Not only that, but when he requests your report cards and school pictures (???) he will really take his time in giving them back when you ask him to. Good luck contacting him outside of an appointment, too, as he very rarely, if ever, responds to emails or phone calls. He has stated he considers trans women a “bad outcome of gay men.” Don’t waste your time with this transphobic piece of shit.
Yes yes yes I’m so happy people are talking about this. That clinic works under the old DSM criteria. If you are looking for physical health or mental health or family support around gender please contact Rainbow Health Ontario or the new trans clinic at Sick Kids.
A lot of parents especially go to that clinic with their kids because it’s affiliated with such a well know national agency and they assume it will be the best support. If you hear anyone talking about it please correct them, it is very harmful. :(
I wrote a post last year about an amazing Ontario doctor who specializes in health-care for trans youth, Dr. Carys Massarella. She is the lead Physician of the Transcare Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharine’s, and is currently one of only three ‘non-pathologizing’ trans-care health providers in Ontario. ‘Non-Pathologizing’ means that when a trans-patient comes in to speak with her about care and care options, their trans identity is:
- not questioned
- not treated as something needing to be fixed
- not pathologized as a mental illness which requires a psychiatric evaluation before proceeding with care options.
If you’re a trans youth looking for health-care (or know any trans youth whose families are hoping to get medical support for them), please DO NOT go to/recommend Dr. Zucker at CAMH. He is severely transphobic and is only looking to ‘fix’ trans kids who he thinks are ‘confused’. Instead, two hospitals that are doing good work for transfolks in the GTA and surrounding area are St. Mike’s in Toronto and St. Joseph’s in Hamilton. Both are (surprisingly) Catholic hospitals, but have made reputations for themselves as providing ethical care for the LGBTQ community. Carys herself is a member of the St. Joseph’s health staff, and says that her transition was embraced at the hospital and its catholic staff, including its nuns. As well, Dr. Massarella’s practice, Quest Community Heath Centre, is a fantastic resource if you can get out to St. Catherine’s.
Reblogging for new information
Personally been hearing some things about CAMH that run the gamut from “sketchy” to “terrifying” for years now from people I personally know, so like, boosting.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE WOMEN.
¡¡que viva la mujer para siempre!!
In honor of the ladies who have motivated, paved the way and given hope to so many of us, we rounded up powerful quotes from some of the world’s most inspirational women.
EVERYONE PLEASE. PAY ATTENTION. Especially if you’re Asian.
On January 30th, 2014, California Senate just passed SCA-5, a legislation that would repeal portions of California Proposition 209.
In condensed words, this bill allows schools to DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ASIANS.
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
*rage quits capitalism*
HAVE A JOB FOR OVER A YEAR ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. I have been working in the same place for 2+ years and i don’t even make a quarter over minimum wage.
I played with a baby wallaroo this morning
ONLY IN ‘STRAYA MATES !
So, you could afford glasses, but not a shirt?
Well I can’t see without them so yeah I sort of have to wear glasses to function.
If I choose not to wear a shirt it’s because I feel like not wearing a shirt, not because I cannot afford it.
How about you reblog the thousands upon thousands of pornographic material with topless woman in it and ask them if they can afford clothes.
Oh wait, that wouldn’t be a problem would it, because a woman can only be topless if it’s in a sexual scenario.
Ooooooo shiiiiiit that reply tho
I love her tattoo
EVERYONE MUST HEAR THIS. AMAZING
This was sooo tough. Covered: white privilege, immigration, genocide.. Listen.
Fuck I look like?No, really, fuck I look like?I look like you got me fucked up is what I look like.You lookin at me like I’m not supposed to be standing here next to you,like we in the same class but your idea of advance is too advanced and my mind can’t match you.I think its my vernacular,how I got half the consonants and twice the apostrophes so my philosophy can’t be valid.Like I speak slave and you speak slave master.This isn’t a plantation, it’s a classroom. White people think they run shit because they got money to buy a thesaurus.You say gargantuan,I say big as shit.Its still big as shit it don’t really matter i guess AP stands for asshole pretentiousness.And If you don’t know what that means look it up, find a synonym. You like doing that shit.And you also like judging a book by the color of its author because apparently Maya Angelou was inferior due to her grammatical errors,but white man Mark Twain can write a whole novel in nothing but grammatical errors and that shit is a literary masterpiece.Well i can’t help but to pardon my people’s slang cuz “real niggas ain’t real niggas if they don’t got a twang”I wanna apologize for mean muggin from the back of the classroom.Talking about existentialism like a muthafuckin boss!It’s not ya floss buy me, niggas can’t bide for me either cuz as soon as i raise my hand for anything other than a bathroom break i become a weirdo.And God forbid I excel.A 4.0 means i’m four shades lighter because apparently intelligence is a white trait.Aleast that’s what i’ve gathered.This one girl asked me: “Why would i use big words, so i can sound like you?” You know what i sound like?Like i’ve read a book before.According to my people, I act smart, so I act white.So I can’t be black and be smart because black people are dumb?All this is is self hate!And to them that’s acceptable because white people told us niggas not to read 300 years ago and now niggas telling other niggas not to read.What are we afraid of?Its like we think giving 100 percent means giving 100 lashes and my people don’t even know that we are working with our oppressors.Just passing on the torch but we can’t pass the bar.Because the bar has been set so low that we are crushing under the weight. You expect me to cut class and get an F just to perpetuate the stereotype thats been instilled in this bullshit curriculum?Fuck I look like?I will never equate stupidity with my melanin nor will I ever sacrifice my skin for the white mans standards.So never ask that I speak for anyone but me,Represent anything but what i stand for in lifeAnd if anybody ever expects me to be anybody but myself they got me fucked up.
Kai Davis Spoken Word: Fuck I Look Like!
Disabled Young Adult Seeking Help!
I’m 23, disabled, homeless, and I desperately need help to pay for my medication that is running out this week.My name’s Shayne (Shay). I’m trans*/non-binary, disabled, have zero income/financial support, a service animal, and I have no place to live right now.
I suffer from a number of disorders and syndromes including:
• Ehler-danlos syndrome
• cold urticaria
• adrenal insufficiency
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
• postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
• poly cystic ovarian syndrome
• neuropathy nos
• major depressive disorder
I’m largely immobile and cannot work. Neither one of my biological family’s homes are a safe place for me to go. This is for a multitude of reasons.
I was promised to receive my share of an apartment deposit (total was $800) from my ex. Along with the payment for a parking ticket ($100) on my father’s car that they had gotten.
I was kind enough to understand financial stress and allow spread out payments.
When I had found out that they had been lying/cheating all 2.3 years we’d been together, they decided that “I didn’t deserve it anymore.” In addition to losing that money, I lost them and their family as my only support system.
I have no money apart from some pocket change. I’m currently living in a motel paid for by Salvation Army until Tuesday morning, and after that my service cat and I only have my car to live in.
Being in Wisconsin and sleeping in my car is dangerous because of the cold. Worse yet, something in my car is misfiring, meaning that until I can get it fixed with an electrical tuneup ($300 estimated), it’s practically useless and even more dangerous to live in.
To give you an idea of my expenses: my anxiety meds cost $1 flat through DHS, which is a blessing, but my pain medication is extremely important for me to have and runs around $89. My total cost of medications per month is around $175 and total cost of living is about $300, not including rent or personal items.
I’m asking Tumblr for help because I don’t know what to do until my disability determination is made, and that could take a very long time.
I thankfully have food stamps, but I need to find a way to keep paying for a place to stay that’s heated and safe, and most importantly, my medication. These past months have been extremely difficult and I need help.
I have a few friends from college willing to take my service animal and I in, but this would require my car fixed and all medications sorted out as they live across the country.
I’m willing to show my medical record, prove of income, anything to prove that this is genuine.
If you’re able to donate to help me, please, please message me.
I can now take PayPal donations:
Directly on the Donation Page
Or send it to
Any help is appreciated so much and once I am able to feel like I am in a safe and healthy environment; I am confident that I can win the fight against these illnesses. I promise that whatever happens; I will spend my time creating some sort of non-profit with the goal of helping young adults in similar situations.
Thank you again,
I’m running our of meds starting the day after tomorrow. Please anyone….
israeli apartheid week 2014
Here is a message from Palestinian refugees, fishermen, farmers, students, Nakba generation, post-Nakba generation, academicians, saying that, “boycotting Israel is a mural duty for all people of conscience”.