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Glossary (prod at me through the inbox if you think this list needs to be added to/ altered)

askanonbinary:

Last edited 01/20/2014

    • Alia or aliagender: A gender experience which is “other”, or stands apart from existing gender constructs
    • Afab: assigned female at birth
    • Agender: the experience of a lack of gender.
    • Amab: assigned male at birth
    • Androgyne: an androgynous gender experience, which may be neutral (lacking gendered traits), mixed (feeling a mix or jumble of gendered traits), or a gender experience which is completely separate
    • Androgynous: a style of presentation which is either neutral with regards to gendered markers/traits, or utilizes a mix of gendered markers/traits
    • Assigned sex: the sex assigned at birth (“male” or “female”).
    • Binary sex: an oppressive social construct that fails to map on to biological reality.
    • Cafab: coercively assigned female at birth
    • Camab: coercively assigned male at birth
    • Cis (cisgender): identifying as the sex/gender combination one was assigned at birth
    • Demigirl: a gender experience which is composed partially of feeling female and partially of some other sort of gender experience.
    • Demiguy: a gender experience which is composed partially of feeling male and partially of some other sort of gender experience.
    • Dfab: designated female at birth
    • Dmab: designated male at birth
    • Dyadic: having a set of sexual characteristics which do not qualify as intersex
    • Gender identity: the subjective experience of gender which arises from growing up in a society in which gender is a thing. Gender is not (but can be influenced by and in turn influence) presentation, body type, assigned sex, clothing choice, sexual orientation, race, religion.
    • Gender presentation (or just presentation): the ways in which a person presents themselves to the world both controllable (clothes, hair, makeup) and not (body type, visible secondary sexual characteristics, voice, mannerisms). Presentation may be gender performance, or incidental, or uncontrollable, or borne out of convenience.
    • Genderfluid: a gender experience which changes in nature over time (sometimes a girl and sometimes neutral and sometimes agender, etc).
    • Genderflux: a gender experience which changes in degree over time (sometimes VERY GENDER and sometimes less gender).
    • Genderqueer: a gender experience which is queer in nature. Typically refers to gender experiences outside of the binary genders of ‘man’ and ‘woman. Genderqueer individuals may feel like neither men nor women, or both men and women, or something else entirely, or any combination thereof simultaneously, or some of these things some of the time.
    • Intersex: having  a set of sexual characteristics (karyotype, genital arrangement, reproductive system, natural hormone levels, secondary sexual characteristics, etc) which do not fit under binary sex classifications. Some intersex folks identify as cis, some identify as trans and may or may not be using transition resources.
    • Neutrois: the experience of a gender which sits neutrally in gender-space
    • Nonbinary: a gender experience which stands outside the binary genders of ‘man’ and ‘woman. Nonbinary individuals may feel like neither men nor women, or both men and women, or something else entirely, or any combination thereof simultaneously, or some of these things some of the time.
    • Trans (transgender):  identifying as something other than the sex/gender combination one was assigned at birth.
    • Trans men: men who are trans
    • Trans women: women who are trans
    • Trans*: exactly like trans except with an extra character. Many trans women feel excluded by the use of this symbol and as a result the mod of this blog has opted not to use it.
    • Transition: using resources, medical or otherwise, to present as something other than one’s assigned sex/gender
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Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Floss.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows.
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tinyhouseamerica:

A garage turned into a 250 sq ft tiny home

basically somebody needs to build me this asap

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angrybisexualcesium:

tbh the only reason anybody is “straight-passing” is because of the common and harmful conception that heterosexuality is the default and that queerness must have extreme and visible markers to be valid

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swallowedhalfanhourglass:

where—angels—play:

thatiswhereyourewrong:

Britain made up of amazing bands from Arctic Monkeys to Pink Floyd

Got this on my wall

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Cleaning
clean bathroom tips
organize your closet
how to fix a leaky faucet
how to keep a clean kitchen
removing stains from your carpet
Money
how to coupon
what to do when you can’t pay your bills
see if you’re paying too much for your cell phone bill
how to save money
How to Balance a Check Book
How to do Your Own Taxes
Health
how to take care of yourself when you’re sick
things to bring to a doctor’s appointment
what to expect from your first gynecologist appointment
how to make a doctor’s appointment
how to pick a health insurance plan
a list of stress relievers
how to get free therapy

how to remove a splinter


how to avoid a hangover

Emergency
what to do if you get pulled over by a cop
a list of hotlines in a crisis
things to keep in your car in case of an emergency

how to do the heimlich maneuver

Food
recipes that take 30 minutes or less
Yummy apple thing
Brownie in a cup
Cookie in a cup
French bread pizza
Egg tacos
panera mac n cheese recipe
different salad recipes
harry potter recipes
healthy recipes
various cookie recipes
chocolate cupcakes w/ eggless cookie dough topping
s’mores pie 
nutella hot chocolate
peanut butter nutella swirl cookies
cookie in a mug
starbucks holiday drinks
fruit leathers 
brownie in a mug
how to make ramen 1000x better
eggless cookie dough (not to bake, just to eat)
make recipes using things you already have
how to put together a very fancy cheese plate 
make different flavored lemonades
various desert recipes
make tiny chocolate chip cookies
20 dishes every cook should know
learn how to make your own tea
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
Study snacks (2)
40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
Home
what the hell is a mortgage?
first apartment essentials checklist
how to care for cacti and succulents
the care and keeping of plants 
Getting an apartment
Job
time management
create a resume
find the right career
how to pick a major

how to avoid a hangover

how to interview for a job

how to stop procrastinating

How to write cover letters
Travel
ULTIMATE PACKING LIST
Traveling for Cheap 
Travel Accessories
The Best Way to Pack a Suitcase
How To Read A Map
How to Apply For A Passport
How to Make A Travel Budget
Better You
read the news
leave your childhood traumas behind
how to quit smoking

how to get a book published


how to knit


how to use a polaroid camera


how to solve a rubik’s cube


how to stop biting your nails


how to stop procrastinating


how to stop skipping breakfast


how to stop micromanaging


how to stop avoiding asking for help


how to stop swearing constantly


how to stop being a pushover

learn another language
how to improve your self-esteem
how to sew
learn how to embroider
how to love yourself
learn how to do yoga
100 tips for life
learn how to make your own cards

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I have no love for America. I have no patriotism … I desire to see the government overthrown as speedily as possible and its Constitution shivered in a thousand fragments.

— Frederick Douglas, declaimed in a lecture to the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1847

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"Ismi Falasteen" (My Name is Palestine)
The olive tree: at once a symbol of peace throughout the Mediterranean and an embodiment of identity deeply entrenched in Palestinian culture. The olive tree is also the foundation for the economic activity and development in Palestine. Planting an olive tree, therefore, is both expressing a desire for peace and also a desire to protect lands from dispossession and ruin.

The scattered pockets of color which compose this mural are but a symbol of a culture, an identity, which is itself disjointed and in fragments. In contrast, the phrase ‘My name is Palestine’ affirms the existence of this identity. Naming is one manner through which to assert the presence of a people, a history, and a culture.

sabrwasumud:

"Ismi Falasteen" (My Name is Palestine)

The olive tree: at once a symbol of peace throughout the Mediterranean and an embodiment of identity deeply entrenched in Palestinian culture. The olive tree is also the foundation for the economic activity and development in Palestine. Planting an olive tree, therefore, is both expressing a desire for peace and also a desire to protect lands from dispossession and ruin.

The scattered pockets of color which compose this mural are but a symbol of a culture, an identity, which is itself disjointed and in fragments. In contrast, the phrase ‘My name is Palestine’ affirms the existence of this identity. Naming is one manner through which to assert the presence of a people, a history, and a culture.

terufrying:

"gays will push their sexuality onto their children"

funny because that’s exactly what every straight person does.

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sailor-ramiel:

sora2522:

karenhurley:

This flower shaped confetti contains flower seeds that grow into wildflowers. It is hand made and biodegradable so it leaves no waste. Via

This is actually kinda perfect for outdoor weddings omg

casually reblogging this entire tag lol whoop

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