the reality of myth

nellewrites

Almost a decade ago and not quite by chance, I stumbled across a recording destined to play a heavy role in my life.

One song served as a lead in, a truncated version of the one I sought, necessitating purchase of the unabridged version elsewhere, later.  Yet I knew not at the time, and in this one instance, ignorance of version proved a blessing.  On first play, Poem by Delerium sent shivers through my body, perhaps calibrating me to it.  Vocals and instrumentation created intricacy and nuance, a blank field within one could design an environment suited to their life.

I did.

Even years later old elements called for my attention, sparking new imaginings.  Five years ago, I commuted an hour to work, a forty-six mile drive each way through a rural and semi-rural swath of the state, and it afforded time for me to explore and create.  Myth jumped…

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If I knew then what I know now… Advice I should have taken myself many years ago.

Rachelle's Spot

They say hindsight is 20/20 and I honestly have to agree. If I look back at the years behind me I can see what and where I could have changed my life just the little things. I could have opened my eyes to the fact that I don’t have to hide who I am, because real friends stand by you even if they are completely unsure with whats going on in your life. That the world isn’t completely as scary as we believe it to be. Trust me there are people out there who would hurt us no matter how many people we have behind us, but the world we live in is far more tolerant than you would think. If only some of the people in power would see things the way that we do and realize that repressing a group of people (LGBTTIQQ2S: lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, transexual…

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St. Petersburg Bar Denies ‘Ladies Night’ Drink Specials To Transgender Woman

CBS Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — A St. Petersburg bar landed in hot water recently after a transgender woman was told she could not receive discounted drinks on “ladies night.”

The bar, Bishop Tavern & Lounge, was quick to apologize on its Facebook page after a protest group formed on the same social networking site.

“Recently a concern was raised about how a transgender customer was treated here. We would like to sincerely apologize for this,” the Facebook note states. “Bishop strives on being one of St. Petersburg’s premier nightlife destinations for everyone, without prejudice. We really appreciate the fact that we live in such a diverse community.”

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the problems began when patron Alex Borrego went to Bishop with several friends, including three female-to-male transgender persons and a drag queen.

Though Borrego was initially offered discounted beverages as part of the bar’s promotion, a bouncer…

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Idaho’s Add The Words Bill Again Gains Momentum

The Idaho Agenda

After a heartbreaking vote by the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee last month, organizers say a bill that would help curb discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals in Idaho has found new sponsors over on the  House side of the legislature.

According to the Boise Weekly,”Boise Democratic Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb and Twin Falls Republican Rep. Leon Smith are poised to submit a new version of the proposed legislation, presumably this time in the Idaho House.”

No word yet on when the action might happen, but organizers say they are optimistic the bill will resurface.  As we reported last week, organizers are asking Idahoans to contact key House members and ask that they request a public hearing and “up or down” vote on the bill to amend the Idaho Human Rights Act.

According to a Facebook event page,”Writing these lawmakers with a positive message will let them…

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my 1st post!!

fashiondeviant

A NEW KIND OF BLOG.

No matter how much make-up you put on, no matter how much you edit a picture, its how you feel when a picture is taken that’s most important. Usually people can tell a fake smile. And it’s something you can’t edit. This is a problem I see every day when I’m looking at blogs. especially thrift ones. If you dont like how it looks on you, make it known! My blog aims to be different in more ways than this. I want to explore the world of fashion, keeping you up to date and give helpful advice.

THIS IS A TRANSGENDER FRIENDLY BLOG.

Meaning male-to-females of course. I myself am transgender, and though im getting more ‘risky’ with what i wear, im not getting too far out of my comfort zone. I want to show you how I do it, giving advice on how to…

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