Becoming More Visible Casting Call

There is a film in the works called Becoming More Visible that aims to document and raise awareness of homeless transgender and non-conforming teens.

They are currently looking for transgender and non-conforming teens (ages 13-21) in New York who have experienced homelessness to cast in this documentary film. You can get contact information and check them out on Facebook or Kickstarter (fully funded). Help spread the word!

Becoming More Visible is a documentary film that hopes to transcend victimhood and generate awareness about the realities plaguing homeless transgender and gender non-conforming teenagers.

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I just had to compile the mind-boggling commentary Josh Worth provides after the billionth km on his If the Moon Were Only One Pixel map. It’s pretty lengthy but really inspiring to read.

We need to reduce things down to something we can see or experience directly in order to understand them.

We’re always trying to come up with metaphors for big numbers. Even so, they never seem to work.

Let’s try a few metaphors anyway…

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redkiteslongnights:

Sometimes it’s gray and it swims

Holy mother of YES, THAT.

(Source: hagathachristy)

Greg Abbott is a classist pig.

upworthy:

Just Made A Rape Joke? Think It’s Edgy? Well Here’s A Truth Bomb.
Comedian Jamie Kilstein thinks we shouldn’t joke about violence against women. That view got him notably shunned from the comedy community; other famous comedians weighed in, called him names, it was a whole thing. As a result, he lost a TV deal, promotional gigs, and friends — all because he said rape jokes are bad.

upworthy:

Just Made A Rape Joke? Think It’s Edgy? Well Here’s A Truth Bomb.

Comedian Jamie Kilstein thinks we shouldn’t joke about violence against women. That view got him notably shunned from the comedy community; other famous comedians weighed in, called him names, it was a whole thing. As a result, he lost a TV deal, promotional gigs, and friends — all because he said rape jokes are bad.

Becoming More Visible casting callWebsite | Facebook

Becoming More Visible casting call

Website | Facebook

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EDIT: Bolted from foster home around 11am Friday, March 7th. Foster located east of 35, south of Slaugther.

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FOUND

LOST IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

EDIT: Bolted from foster home around 11am Friday, March 7th. Foster located east of 35, south of Slaugther.

Austin Pets Alive! medical foster Taco has gone missing in South Austin. 1-year-old neutered male chihuahua mix. If found, please contact APA! ASAP

DO NOT CHASE. If you cannot catch or lure him calmly, please DO NOT CHASE HIM and immediately call APA! to report his location.

Recently, I stopped at a coffee shop on the way home to get a drink and a muffin. At the counter, I noticed that the range of muffins on display had been labelled according to their ‘gender,’ with the larger ones tagged as ‘male’ and the smaller ones, ‘female’. Normally, I would have chosen a small muffin as I wasn’t very hungry. But I paused. I suddenly felt a but ‘girly’ buying a small muffin, and, as a gay man, I didn’t want to feel as if I was conforming to a stereotype of gay men as being like women or effeminate. So buying the large ‘man’-sized muffin felt more appropriate. But I didn’t really want a large muffin, and I didn’t want to feel as if I was conforming to the expectation that men should eat larger muffins, or that I was somehow ‘denying’ my sexuality. Whatever choice I made, it seemed that I would be confirming someone else’s expectations, that my behaviour could be predicted and explained - ‘he bought the small muffin because he’s trying to show he doesn’t agree with stereotypes even though he confirms the ‘gay’ stereotype’ or ‘he bought the large muffin because he’s a conformist with internalised homophobia’.

To assign food sizes on the basis of whether you are male or female makes at least three assumptions: all men are roughly the same as other men; all women are roughly the same as other women; men and women are largely different from each other.

By only offering two sizes of muffins and linking size to sex, the range of different sizes of people is reduced to two categories: large-male and small-female. People who differ from the average could find their masculinity or femininity brought into question. Additionally, such a system requires people to make a choice. They either purchase the ‘correct’ muffin intended for their gender, and validate a system that has been imposed on them - conforming to the stereotype and perhaps feeling more of a man or woman for doing so. Or they purchase the ‘incorrect’ muffin - and then are required toe explain why, at least to themselves (and in my cause, the muffin labels raised a number of issues to do with negative stereotyping of gay people and internalised homophobia).