A place for independent thoughts on gender, music, poetry, and life in general.http://threadsofgender.com/Tumblr (3.0; @threadsofgender)http://threadsofgender.com/Photo<img src="http://41.media.tumblr.com/e900f61ff2a3d597933b1cce00f752c9/tumblr_nln07gTR3f1rnpw4fo1_500.jpg"/><br/><br/>http://threadsofgender.com/post/114356985847http://threadsofgender.com/post/114356985847Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:35:40 -0700artSecret Sisters<p>Secret sisters stalk me<br/>like ghosts in the medicine cabinet<br/>whispering<br/>take me<br/>drink me<br/><br/>and that is all I’ve seen<br/>a jack without a queen<br/>some royalty unclean<br/></p><p>I cry for justice<br/>I cry to Saint Jude<br/>but no one answers<br/>Except the sisters, whispering</p><p>take me<br/>drink me</p><p>© 2015 | <a href="http://threadsofgender.com/tagged/poem" target="_blank">More Poetry by Toria Saint James</a><br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/114326458857http://threadsofgender.com/post/114326458857Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:34:32 -0700poempoetrytumblr poetrytumblr poetsspilled inkalt litspilled poetryMirrors Jazz<p>I am nothing<br/>I am sin<br/>I am rotting<br/>from within<br/><br/>I am failure paramount<br/>I’m a lazy layabout<br/>I’m a shit bag<br/>derelict</p><p>Cunts reveal your wine<br/>pass the straws around<br/>in time</p><p>Failure pays in debts<br/>and leaves a sordid mess<br/><br/>But here we are<br/>on this noble quest<br/>to see who jumps the cliff the best</p><p>© 2015 | <a href="http://threadsofgender.com/tagged/poem" target="_blank">More Poetry by Toria Saint James</a><br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/114073217562http://threadsofgender.com/post/114073217562Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:14:03 -0700poempoetrytumblr poetsspilled inkalt litspilled thoughtsspilled poetryWhose War?!<p>#!/usr/local/bin/om<br/></p><p>Whose War?!<br/></p><p>My war</p><p>hell yeah&#8230;</p><p>I can’t hear ya</p><p>And the plot gets thick in rhyme<br/>read about it play about it</p><p>mine<br/><br/>sonsonsosososo o o o n g<br/>STOP</p><p>Who’s gonna yell for us!<br/>Who’s gonna cry for us!<br/>Who’s gonna writhe for us!</p><p>GO<br/><br/>emotion = “Impending anxiety”</p><p>class = “life”</p><p>COMPILE</p><p>© 2015 | <a href="http://threadsofgender.com/tagged/poem" target="_blank">More Poetry by Toria Saint James</a><br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/114027016837http://threadsofgender.com/post/114027016837Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:01:36 -0700poetrypoemstumblr poettumblr poetryspilled inkspilled thoughtsspilled wordsYou/thank you<p>You<br/>the person present<br/>saving me<br/>my last lifeboat<br/>in an iceberg sea<br/>thank you<br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113971422792http://threadsofgender.com/post/113971422792Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:46:06 -0700poempoetrytumblr poetsspilled inkalt litTHERE<p>Living in the present past<br/>the old<br/>the dusty<br/>the plain<br/>the last<br/>but oh<br/>oh the last<br/>when music fills your ears and you remember<br/>You Remember<br/>you remember<br/>all the listless days<br/>in your cell<br/>where you painted heaven on the walls</p><p>fall away to old begins<br/>leaving highs and winning sins<br/>paying homage<br/>living in homage<br/>smelling homage<br/>YOU<br/>ARE<br/>THERE</p><p>© 2015 | <a href="http://threadsofgender.com/tagged/poem" target="_blank">More Poetry by Toria Saint James</a><br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113938814882http://threadsofgender.com/post/113938814882Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:28:52 -0700poempoetrytumblr poetryspilled inkalt litBaby Kangaroo and Baby Wombat<img src="http://36.media.tumblr.com/89b8199d571bda2b48b132940d5ffecf/tumblr_nlc2vonOwa1rnpw4fo1_500.jpg"/><br/><br/><p>Baby Kangaroo and Baby Wombat</p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113837434157http://threadsofgender.com/post/113837434157Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:59:48 -0700Baby Wombat<img src="http://41.media.tumblr.com/42efe2fc897e9a7a08f3ec97a18b7248/tumblr_nlblh7nwKB1rnpw4fo1_500.jpg"/><br/><br/><p>Baby Wombat<br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113806966117http://threadsofgender.com/post/113806966117Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:43:55 -0700awwcuteanimalswombatAlan Watts - Overcoming Fear and AnxietyGreat listen!!<iframe width="400" height="299" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CB-fKwmIlnw?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=http://safe.txmblr.com&wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br/><br/><p>Alan Watts - Overcoming Fear and Anxiety</p><p>Great listen!!<br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113806576717http://threadsofgender.com/post/113806576717Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:38:59 -0700alan wattsfearanxietysocietyheatherpattern: witchsmeller: oh yea before i forget: for all...<img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/65056dcb5cb0e67011f35ad7456524ac/tumblr_n14b37a6xK1r2gpygo1_400.jpg"/><br/><br/><p><a href="http://heatherpattern.tumblr.com/post/113170208191/witchsmeller-oh-yea-before-i-forget-for-all-my" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">heatherpattern</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://mugwort.co.vu/post/76908789586" target="_blank">witchsmeller</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>oh yea before i forget: for all my disabled/chronic pain-having/shaky-handed femmes, there’s this shop on etsy that sells eyeliner temporary tattoos in packs of 4 diff designs for 4.50 for on those days where the shakiness/pain/etc is too bad to do ur makeup but u still want to look good</p> <p>u can buy em <a href="http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/126836966/" target="_blank">here</a></p> </blockquote> <p>ahhh I haven’t been able to do winged eyeliner since my chronic illnesses got bad, this is perfect<br/></p></blockquote>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113638362642http://threadsofgender.com/post/113638362642Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:22:14 -0700Pipe.GIF<img src="http://33.media.tumblr.com/65ce4b20638813926d5e4317f211e4a7/tumblr_nl2zfqCEOB1rnpw4fo1_500.gif"/><br/><br/><p>Pipe.GIF<br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113401828747http://threadsofgender.com/post/113401828747Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:07:02 -0700nevver:In the studio<img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/bd5185a1cdcfcfa606bbe0b793498747/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo3_500.jpg"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://36.media.tumblr.com/c01af0ab3c381761904cdaa6ed946013/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo5_500.jpg"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/03168e5c68599e56b878aa2a19ee8671/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo9_500.png"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/6e9b933d145a76ae093b768270c88803/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo6_500.jpg"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://36.media.tumblr.com/bc8e337ae23412df628bac1b1049d88a/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo2_500.jpg"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/f451d285118b88ded1f7251cdca74696/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo1_500.jpg"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/d66fc81bd426fdcfee691d1d98b16c5e/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo8_500.png"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/6271bfaab6831d0ad9a9bf81b91a0a37/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo4_500.jpg"/><br/> <br/><img src="http://41.media.tumblr.com/02c827f41c11b24ed7924793271e433d/tumblr_nl2awu8hBe1qz6f9yo7_500.png"/><br/> <br/><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thisisnthappiness.com/post/113359907599/in-the-studio" target="_blank">nevver</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://nicefucking.graphics/artistas-y-sus-estudios/" target="_blank">In the studio</a></p></blockquote>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113362112867http://threadsofgender.com/post/113362112867Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:47:03 -0700jnc-ink:You are a police officer, you see a NAKED black man who might be mentally ill, but it is...<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jnc-ink.tumblr.com/post/113281771871/you-are-a-police-officer-you-see-a-naked-black" target="_blank">jnc-ink</a>:</p><blockquote><p>You are a police officer, you see a NAKED black man who might be mentally ill, but it is clear that he has no weapons, yet you shoot to kill? No tasers? No calling for backup? No tranquilizers or nothing? </p><p>Bruh. </p><p>There are wild animals that make it into suburbs and make it out alive escorted by police, but a naked, black man is shot on sight? Jesus.<br/></p><p><br/></p><figure><img alt="image" src="https://31.media.tumblr.com/bab60d54b7939a2c2ae3ceeba5418b73/tumblr_inline_nl0laqOab81qzit3j.gif"/></figure></blockquote>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113362049747http://threadsofgender.com/post/113362049747Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:46:13 -0700autostraddle:Mey wants to live on Bitch Planet. Who can blame...<img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/8a366306ae501debf36e3c0bfc68811e/tumblr_nl1zg5yBzl1qziismo1_500.jpg"/><br/><br/><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://autostraddle.tumblr.com/post/113361044946/mey-wants-to-live-on-bitch-planet-who-can-blame" target="_blank">autostraddle</a>:</p><blockquote><p><b><a href="http://bit.ly/1GBnkem" target="_blank">Mey wants to live on Bitch Planet.</a> </b>Who can blame her?<br/></p></blockquote>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113361944442http://threadsofgender.com/post/113361944442Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:44:50 -0700Trans + Mirror<p>Being trans is so disorienting. One second I&#8217;m stumbling out of bed half naked, and I look in the mirror and think “You look soooooo male looking and tall. It’s just not good. You’ll have to do something about that. Look at you, you’re overweight too. Gross! You should never be happy!”</p><p>Then I take a shower, and shave, and do my makeup, etc. And I look in the mirror and I think “Hey I look alright! I’m passable. I just look tall. I’m not totally fat. I really like this shirt! I can relax a little.”</p><p>I love/hate mirrors<br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113361598252http://threadsofgender.com/post/113361598252Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:40:13 -0700transgendertransmtfftmwomengirlslikeusPhoto<img src="http://40.media.tumblr.com/a535463841e67b3df4b27fa9d4db8d1e/tumblr_nl286vfwZJ1rnpw4fo1_500.jpg"/><br/><br/>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113355840367http://threadsofgender.com/post/113355840367Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:18:31 -0700artlightsHaven&#8217;t seen my kids for almost 4 years now. No pictures, no contact.No sense. Children need...<p>Haven&#8217;t seen my kids for almost 4 years now. No pictures, no contact.</p><p>No sense. Children need love.<br/></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113290905912http://threadsofgender.com/post/113290905912Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:58:05 -0700"The best time to lie is when you’re telling the truth."“The best time to lie is when you’re telling the truth.”http://threadsofgender.com/post/113286049492http://threadsofgender.com/post/113286049492Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:58:32 -0700Get Ready for the Conservative Assault on Where Transgender Americans Pee | Mother Jones<a href="http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2015/03/transgender-bathroom-discrimination-bills">Get Ready for the Conservative Assault on Where Transgender Americans Pee | Mother Jones</a>: <blockquote class="link_og_blockquote">Go to the wrong bathroom and risk a felony charge, 180 days in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000.<br/></blockquote><figure><img src="https://31.media.tumblr.com/2dfc99bae3fa5697994c0e592bede200/tumblr_inline_nl0dgs3sE31r2300z.jpg"/></figure>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113269111567http://threadsofgender.com/post/113269111567Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:18:38 -0700transgendertranslgbtqmtfftmmother joneshttps://ello.co/gnoiziz67<img src="http://41.media.tumblr.com/d95572b957f17aff23de6344d8ba7493/tumblr_nkxaoiM4RJ1rnpw4fo1_500.jpg"/><br/><br/><p><a href="https://ello.co/gnoiziz67" target="_blank">https://ello.co/gnoiziz67</a></p>http://threadsofgender.com/post/113127591642http://threadsofgender.com/post/113127591642Sun, 08 Mar 2015 19:24:18 -0700