The CFC

21 Mar 2013

strawberreli:

secondgenhybrid:

biyuti:

(rebloggable by request)

Anon asked: How is being transgender different from being transethnic? I’m sorry, this may seem like a trolling question, but I genuinely want to know.

My reply:

I’m sad that this is confusing :(

(Source: biyuti)

18 Feb 2013

10 Dec 2012

testmeatdollsteak:

ive seen a few post about mental illness on tumblr that i feel is very important for me to address.

first of all, being mentally ill is a stigma. most mentally ill people do NOT feel they are worthy of support or love because so many people have publicly bashed them or…

8 Dec 2012

janetmock:

I had the pleasure of being on a panel called “Race & Gender in the 21st Century” at last month’s “Facing Race” conference by the Applied Research Center, which publishes Colorlines.com. In it, I added my two cents on the intersections of race and gender, specifically issues and advances for trans women of color.

The Center for Social Inclusion’s Maya Wiley led the conversation with myself, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health’s Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, race scholar Michael Omi and the Albany Law School’s Christian Sundquist

7 Dec 2012

oppressionisyucky:

wonkistan:

Reader Chris passes along an article about differences in American Sign Language usage between white and African-American signers. Researchers investigating what they call Black ASL found significant variations in signs, signing space, and facial cues. They explain:

Black ASL is not just a slang form of signing. Instead, think of the two signing systems as comparable to American and British English: similar but with differences that follow regular patterns and a lot of variation in individual usage.

They hypothesize that these differences began in segregated learning environments, and continue to evolve in Black social spaces. The whole article is worth a read.
Thanks, Chris, and remember — you can submit Wonk-worthy links through our ask or via email!

i’m pretty uncomfortable with the use of mainstream here, since it is othering.

oppressionisyucky:

wonkistan:

Reader Chris passes along an article about differences in American Sign Language usage between white and African-American signers. Researchers investigating what they call Black ASL found significant variations in signs, signing space, and facial cues. They explain:

Black ASL is not just a slang form of signing. Instead, think of the two signing systems as comparable to American and British English: similar but with differences that follow regular patterns and a lot of variation in individual usage.

They hypothesize that these differences began in segregated learning environments, and continue to evolve in Black social spaces. The whole article is worth a read.

Thanks, Chris, and remember you can submit Wonk-worthy links through our ask or via email!

i’m pretty uncomfortable with the use of mainstream here, since it is othering.