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Adams apples are weird... ‘It’s like an alien constantly trying to crawl out your throat.’ 👽
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Deciding to medically transition as a non-binary person means compromising and learning to adjust to both wanted and unwanted changes.
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I unintentionally captured exactly how I've felt a lot lately. Hopefully, with some better meals and more exercise, things will come into focus.

Your past experiences shape your perception of self and it only takes one misgender to wreck my self image for a day. Please be gentle around your trans friends. #thisiswhattranslookslike #thisiswhattransfeelslike #girlslikeus #genderdysphoria #dysphoria #begentle

Hi, I’m Ink 😊 I am agender, which means I don’t feel female or male. This makes the world pretty difficult to navigate, but I wouldn’t change it. I’m thankful that continually exploring my different embodiment of gender has come with questioning and interrogating deep norms within our culture. I’ve had to let go of so much in order to understand and accept myself. I am so thankful for all that I’m relearning in trying to live as my whole, transcendent, self.
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[#imagedescription: Ink stands against a red brick house, the photo capturing them head to toe. They wear a brown knit sweater with a red shirt underneath, ripped light jeans, and black boots. They lean slightly into the camera with their arms behind them, with a kind smile on their face.]

I think we should all be allowed and able to access complexity in our identities. We shouldn’t have to attempt to simplify ourselves, to reduce ourselves down to any set category or understandable idea. Complexity is powerful. Complexity reimagines boundaries and boxes. Today, I am thankful for my transness in all its complexities and unanswerable questions. 📸 by the lovely @womenandsongs
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[#imagedescription: Ink lays on their stomach in bed with their arms crossed in front of them. Their orange cat lays across their bum in the back ground. They wear a pink shirt and smile at the camera.]

To my lovely trans*, non binary, gender bending followers: I need your input!! I am working on a project on Ryerson campus to try and increase accessibility and active acceptance of trans students within classrooms. I would appreciate so much if you would comment (or dm me) to let me know what trans inclusivity would look and feel like for you within the classroom. For me, having a prof let the class know where the closest all gender washroom was and outwardly stating that personal pronouns would be respected within the classroom made a HUGE difference for me. I was able to relax a little bit and felt validated and supported. Will you share with me any ideas you have about how professors could make their classroom feel safer for you? I need more input to try and make this project representative of as many trans folks as possible.
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[#imagedescription: Ink smiles at the camera, resting their head in their palm. They wear a blue knit sweater and gold rimmed glasses. White text placed on top of the image reads: I need your input]

@softxshell cut my hair with the wonderful mentorship of @okkouu and I feel like a million bucks 😍.
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[#imagedescription: Ink stands against a dusty rose wall, the image framing them just below their shoulders. They have a fresh, very short hair cut and smile slightly at the camera. Their hair is white blonde and they wear a crew neck, heather grey sweater.]

A few people have wondered about my image descriptions so I thought I would write a little post to explain (and also share this v cute photo of me with puppies 😁) read on if you are curious!
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Incorporating visual descriptions with images (online and in real life) opens up an image to folks who may not be able to see or who are unable to process images in terms of meaning, intent, context, body language, expressions etc. I include them with my photos because I’m committed to posting content that is accessible and to hopefully inspire others to consider doing the same.
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Creating image descriptions for photos of myself has also been a powerful practise as it allows me to share and explore how I perceive myself. It’s also a great way to teach people how I want to be spoken about with gender neutral language and they/them pronouns.
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Accessibility doesn’t need to be and shouldn’t be just an added afterthought. It can be a transformative process. It has the ability to change the way we think and create and opens up a world of possibilities inaccessible to us if we are only producing and interacting through a lens of able bodied privilege.
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[#imagedescription: Ink sits on the floor in front of a large mirror. They hold their phone with one hand, resting their arm on a bent knee, and in the other hand they hold a very small white chihuahua who sticks his tongue out. Another brown chihuahua stands on ink’s other leg which is folded underneath them. Ink appears quite androgynous and wears a black cap, a dark long sleeve, tight jeans, checkered socks and white high top runners. They kiss the little white dog on top of his head with their eyes crinkling with a smile.]

"I'm hungry for an image to describe my gendered self, something more than the shadowlands of neither man nor woman, more than a suspension bridge tethered between negatives. I want solid ground with a bedrock of its own, a language to take me to a brand-new place neither masculine nor feminine, day nor night, mortise nor tenon." -Eli Clare
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[#imagedescription: Ink stands on a beach with the water and sky stretching behind them, the sun is low in the sky creating purple and pink hues reflected in the water. Ink has short blonde hair and wears a pink t shirt tucked into loose grey pants that elastic above the ankle, showing their checkered socks and black slip on shoes. They laugh with their face turned downwards.]

Didn’t know blonde hair could make me feel even more andro and I am v v pleased indeed.
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[#imagedescription: ink smiles at the camera looking cute with their new blonde, short hair. They wear a white t shirt and have blue eyes.]

Coming out is a continual process for many and I want to tell you (and me) that you are valid whether you come out or not. I want you to know that you are valid and necessary and real no matter if you've told only yourself or if you've told a thousand people. You are valid if you aren't sure of your identity, and if you haven't known your whole life. You are valid if your story is different from all others you've heard, and you are valid if yours feels very similar. I want you to know that I accept you with no reservations and with no requirements or check boxes that you need to fill. You are who you say you are, who you feel you are, who you know you are. #nationalcomingoutday #wearevalid
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[imagedescription: Ink smiles with squinted eyes behind big gold rimmed glasses, close up to the camera. They wear a white t shirt with a plaid shirt and jean jacket layered overtop.]

I've been thinking a lot about how violence is woven into the identities of trans folks. I've been thinking a lot about how when I was harassed the other day based on my gender non conformity, that it felt somehow affirming in my identity. I was shaken up and at the same time I remember thinking "well at least this confirms that I'm trans". I've been thinking a lot about how sad this is? How enduring harassment makes me feel "more trans" or somehow more valid in who I am? This speaks to the massive amount of violence that trans folks, particularly trans femme and BIPOC trans folks face everyday. It speaks to the way that continual violence becomes woven into identity, so much so that I've been asking myself: in our current reality, if I were never stared at, gawked at, glared at, questioned, harassed.. would I no longer feel trans? How much of my public identity is affirmed to me by being treated as "other"? Can anyone relate to this feeling? I wish so badly for freedom for all trans people to be able to live and define ourselves outside of violence.
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[#imagedescription: ink stares into the camera, standing in front of a white door. They have short brown hair, white skin, and wear a brown, loose muscle top that falls flat over their bound chest. Their expression isn't happy or sad, it is open and thoughtful.]

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