todayilearned

my musings as inspired by readings and experience. and just stuff I like. some of my tags: #meditation #reflection #journal #darkbeauty

allmagicomeswithaprice:

it is funny tbh

one, this made me laugh. there’s not room for the 4 of us. hahaha. two, i love her laughing expression in the last frame.

(via yesacceptance)

yesacceptance:

Guys…..I start school this week.

good luck!! are you excited?

bildwerk:

Kiki Smith
Sleeping Witch, 2000
seven color coupler prints, one with hand applied paint
15 3/4 x 23 3/8 in. (40 x 59.4 cm)

bildwerk:

Kiki Smith

Sleeping Witch, 2000

seven color coupler prints, one with hand applied paint

15 3/4 x 23 3/8 in. (40 x 59.4 cm)

freelgbtqpia:


On October 10, 1970, the day she was born, she was named Dorothy Maree Alaniz—a baby girl. Curiously, though, no one filled out a birth certificate that day. When the certificate was finally filed on November 5, the name on it was Rudolph Andrew Alaniz. Within less than one month after her birth, this girl became a boy.” 
Every year in the United States, more than two thousand children are born with an intersex condition or disorder of sex development. What makes someone a boy or a girl? Is it external genitalia, chromosomes, DNA, environment, or some combination of these factors? Not even doctors or scientists are entirely clear. What is clear is that sex is not an either-or proposition: not girl/boy, XX/XY, switching between two poles like an on-off switch on a radio. Rather, sex is like the bass and treble knobs on that radio. Between XX and XY provides a fascinating look at the science of sex and what makes people male or female.
There are people born XXY, XXXY, or XXXXY, or with any number of variations in X or Y chromosomes, but those who do not fit into society’s preconceived notions about sex often face a difficult path in life. Dr. Callahan explores why humans are so attached to the idea of two sexes, and examines our obsession with sex and sexual intercourse through the ages.

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freelgbtqpia:

On October 10, 1970, the day she was born, she was named Dorothy Maree Alaniz—a baby girl. Curiously, though, no one filled out a birth certificate that day. When the certificate was finally filed on November 5, the name on it was Rudolph Andrew Alaniz. Within less than one month after her birth, this girl became a boy.” 

Every year in the United States, more than two thousand children are born with an intersex condition or disorder of sex development. What makes someone a boy or a girl? Is it external genitalia, chromosomes, DNA, environment, or some combination of these factors? Not even doctors or scientists are entirely clear. What is clear is that sex is not an either-or proposition: not girl/boy, XX/XY, switching between two poles like an on-off switch on a radio. Rather, sex is like the bass and treble knobs on that radio. Between XX and XY provides a fascinating look at the science of sex and what makes people male or female.

There are people born XXY, XXXY, or XXXXY, or with any number of variations in X or Y chromosomes, but those who do not fit into society’s preconceived notions about sex often face a difficult path in life. Dr. Callahan explores why humans are so attached to the idea of two sexes, and examines our obsession with sex and sexual intercourse through the ages.

[PDF]

(via labhag)

supertwitchsavestheday:

Thank you for everything Neil Gaiman. He wrote “so much love’ in my book. The tattoo is his handwriting. The flowers were by my friend Kelsi.
I hope he sees this

supertwitchsavestheday:

Thank you for everything Neil Gaiman. He wrote “so much love’ in my book. The tattoo is his handwriting. The flowers were by my friend Kelsi.

I hope he sees this

(via neil-gaiman)

asylum-art:

Lee Howel lPhotography, 
Beauté Aviaire
 
A series of conceptual fine art prints, exploring the connection between the aesthetic beauty that visually lies in the delicate luxurious opulence of avian plumage and the sexual femininity of the female form.

(via asylum-art)