small collection of trans education resources for cis allies who are interested
- what does “cisgender” mean?
- what does “transgender” mean?
- what does “genderqueer” mean?
- what does “non-binary” mean?
- in-depth interview with a non-binary genderqueer person about their identity
- what does “intersex” mean?
- but how does the psychology community feel about trans people?
- why is it hard for trans people to access medical care?
- other various terms, and some more
falling in love with grace bumbry, her amazing bel canto is like honey getting poured down my ears.
sometimes i hear myself devalue my worth, and i really need to stop that shit. it’s easy to fall into, you know? the culture of social work encourages that shit, that humility and doing what you love shit. i’ll catch myself saying 12-month instead of advanced standing, and people will say, ‘oh well you got your BSW so that’s why you got into advanced standing.’
motherfucker i got into advanced standing because my shit is off the fucking hook! i graduated with honors, a 3.98 gpa, AND i’m well rounded as shit, taking classes outside my discipline and doing research work in my undergrad, i wrote my fucking grad school essays in one sitting and got in the first time! coming up to me like i don’t know you’re trying to one-up me by asking me if i’m 16-month or 20-month. YT, my shit is supreme, you just can’t fucking imagine queer women of color can kick so much ass in academia.
love is your ex going over your resume and cover letter with you for a job you really want.
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L a o n , Goddess of Agriculture, Harvests, & Mt. Kanlaon.
In the Bisayas, one of the most worshiped and revered diwata was the Goddess Laon who resided on Mt. Kanlaon, a dormant volcano on the island of Buglas, which today is called Negros due to the colonization of the island by the Spaniards. She is also the most recorded in depth in the early Spanish accounts.
She is known by many names throughout the ethnic groups in the Bisayas such as Kanlaon, Malaon, Lalahon, Raom, Laon Sina, & Alunsina and was known as a supreme deity for most groups. Agriculture was and still is relevant among the Bisayans, thus it’s no wonder why one of their most important deities was a goddess of agriculture and harvest. The people would invoke her for a good harvest, giving her offerings and prayers for fear of her fiery wrath if disrespected. Though they loved her, she was also to be feared as she had the power to destroy their crops, their livelihood, by sending a swarm of locusts to feast on their main source of food.
She is known as the “creator of all things” and as “the one who disposes everything and renders everything equal” based on another name she was called by some groups such as the Bisayans of Ibabao, known as Makapatag. From this she was equated to the equality of the divine justice.