I Love You More
for Alexa Cassaro’s upcoming zine The Untold Stories of Senpai
Award-winning artist Katharine Morling creates whimsical and often outlandish sculpture from porcelain and ceramics. Instead of simply making the pieces and leaving them in their ceramic form, the added touch of black in certain spots creates an illusive effect, making the everyday objects look like drawings in real life.
Oh my god
I’ve watched this 3-second clip like eighteen times
me: i have depression
person: *suddenly becomes mental health expert, nutritionist, spiritual guide* why dont u try yoga why dont u eat lots of fruit maybe u should exercise have u tried keeping a journal have u tried yoga have u tried meditation have u tried sitting in the sun have u tried patting a dog have u tried exercise yoga in the fruit sun yoga yoga
on the “it’s acceptable for women to wear men’s clothes but not men to wear women’s clothes” thing- it’s always forgotten that women and girls have been fighting in small but organised ways to wear “masculine” (mostly read practical) clothing from at least the 1870s. I know women in their 80s and girls in their tweens who at some time in their life have organised in order to wear the clothes they want - from making petitions to persuade their school to let them wear shorts not gym skirts, to trade union organising at work to make sure overalls and workboots are available in women’s sizes, to being the first women in the office to wear trousers, to just turning up at social events in the clothes they want to wear - and getting solidarity from other women doing the same thing - and of course not forgetting the women who risked violence, losing their job or families, or being arrested for cross-dressing laws because of what they wore.
There just hasn’t been such a widespread and longstanding organised push from men to wear skirts or other clothes coded feminine in everyday life. That isn’t women’s fault.
Trans women deserve resources, they deserve the utmost of protection because at the end of the day, they are targets of violence (no one denies this, we don’t see this as an elaborate lie.) But it should never come at the expense of females; stop shutting down female only spaces because they deny the entrance of those born male, stop silencing female experiences, voices, and situations. Stop demanding the replacement of spaces and resources when you can fight for your own. Because no matter what you have been conditioned to think, you deserve your own. Females aren’t obligated to give up what little we have under this fucked up system, and that’s just the truth, albeit heartbreaking to some.