Queermasculinity Photos & Videos

7 days ago

“Authenticity - staying true to the person I am and maintaining consistent confidence when I express myself has been of utmost importance in this work environment. Ensuring that I speak confidently about my ideas and exhibit the ability to execute contributes to the strengths I contribute to our team” - Toni Williams speaks to her experience as a Creative Consultant on an Urban Development project in the middle of downtown Atlanta. @_toni_tones 📷 by @esthergoodboy . . Shout out to all those Butches out there infiltrating the gatekept cis male dominated professional environments! #weareeverywhere 💪🏾💪🏿💪🏼Printed in our work edition - Issue 5. Link in bio for purchase. . . . #butchisnotadirtyword #butchplease #butchdyke #gender #gendernonconforming #femalemasculinity #queermasculinity #theythem #sheher #qpoc #qwoc #gay #gayisokay #gaygaygay #dykesofinstagram #butchesofinstagram #atlanta #altantageorgia #gayatlanta #atlantagay #queer #queersofinstagram #dykestowatchoutfor #queerportraits at Atlanta, Georgia

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9 days ago

@butchisnotadirtyword is a queer magazine for butch dykes, butch lesbians, butch women, trans butches, non-binary butches & all who love them 💞 * the third issue cover(s) feature @accepts @honkytonkbutch @thekingofdice 💗 * “The Intergenerational Issue” is “dedicated to exploring the experiences and perspectives of Butches generations apart.” * Posted with love by @sinister.spinster 🖤💫✨ * #butch #butchdyke #butchisnotadirtyword #queer #genderqueer #gendernonconforming #trans #transmasc #transdykes #butchlesbian #butchlesbians #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #fucktoxicmasculinity #toxicmasculinitykills #gay #gayisokay #butchqueers #lesbiansofinstgram #lesbiansofig #dykesagainsttransphobia #lesbiansagainsttransphobia #lgbtqia #dykesofinsta #dykesofig #tomboystyles #queerportrait #portraitphotography

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11 days ago

I'm feeling more like me everyday. Finding the comfort in my fluidity, and realizing that embracing my femininity does not make me any less of a beautiful #transman I am here. I am Queer and proud. I'm so thankful for the people in my life who have accepted me and loved me unconditionally through my journey. I have to thank my loving partner most of all. @tropicalpunchline You have been there for me when I lost my inner light. You taught me to love myself no matter where I am or who I am. Because of you I'm loving myself. I love you more and more everyday 💛💛 Thank you to all the people who have tuned into this silly account and stuck around. . . . . . . #tequilamonsta #queer #queermasculinity #queerpride #queerfemme #genderfluid #genderqueer #transmasculine #transman #transpride #transgender #pride #gay #gaypride #gaylove #happiness #innerlight #love #light #loveandlight #loveyourself #queerkid #queeraf

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12 days ago

“My chrome backpack was heavy with a black leather flogger, a silicone ball gag, fur ankle restraints and bubble solution with fine-cut glitter. Most of these nifty goods are for my kink client who likes to be topped by a “lesbian black-belt”, to him I am the butch lesbian from the trendy club that he has never had access to.” - Cory Klink with an excerpt from “Non Binary Butch Blues”, their story from our our Issue 5 - Work Edition. Swipe right for preview, link in bio for purchase. 📷 by @esthergoodboy 👦🏻 @theboldalchemist . . . #butch #butchdyke #butchisnotadirtyword #queer #genderqueer #gendernonconforming #trans #transmasc #transdykes #butchlesbian #butchlesbians #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #fucktoxicmasculinity #toxicmasculinitykills #gay #gayisokay #butchfags #butchqueers #lesbiansofinstgram #lesbiansofig #dykesagainsttransphobia #lesbiansagainsttransphobia #lgbtqia #dykesofinsta #dykesofig #tomboystyles #queerportrait #portraitphotography . . . NB* this account does not tolerate terfs, swerfs, or hate speech. The commenting on this post has been turned off as none of the account admins are available to moderate at this time. at Los Angeles, California

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13 days ago

I really like this photo my partner took of me at the Petrified Forest National Park today. I feel as I get older I dress, look & feel as truly the person I’m suppose to be. I’m not afraid anymore of what people think of me if they identify me as a woman & wonder what I’m wearing. As I get older I love discovering my true self, my only regret is it took 40 plus years to get there. #nonbinary #nonbinarypride #nonbinaryboy #queersofinstagram #cccjacket #stetsoncap #usaroadtrip2019 #queerpride #theythem #queermasculinity at Petrified Forest National Park

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15 days ago

May the Fourth be with you! Just cause I'm a nerd at heart! 😆💛 Enjoying the sunshine and my slice of patio space. Waiting my grill to come up to temp so we can throw some burgers and hotdogs on. Also if you haven't noticed, I got a retainer for my septum until I can get a new piece! Yesterday my nose stung so bad, but it's fine today. Lucky it didn't close up in the five months I didn't have jewelry. I'm feeling the best I have months. Good to be back outside and involved in my hobbies. Hope everyone is having a great day and taking care 😊 . . #tequilamonsta #life #sliceoflife #sunshine #outdoors #self #seldportrait #selfie #queer #queermasculinity #queerpride #queerkid #gay #gaypride #genderqueer #genderfluid #transmasculine #transpride

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17 days ago

“Why can’t I find a butch on butch love scene? I want: crew cuts, soft midriffs, massive arms, bad tattoos and plaid boxers, daggy-dagger-trendy-leather-elder dykes, dykes with body hair in awkward places. Mise en scene after mise en scene - curated for a gaze that isn’t mine.” @kaitfenwick with an Issue 3 throwback, the intergenerational edition. Swipe right for preview, link in bio for purchase. . . . #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #butchappreciationday #butchdyke #butchlesbian #queer #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #gender #gendernonconforming #theythem #nonbinary #butchesofinstagram #dykesofinstagram #dykestowatchoutfor #lgbtqia #queersofinstagram #portrait #queerportrait #portraitphotography #dykesagainsttransphobia #butchesagainstthepatriarchy #butchesagainsttoxicmasculinity #butchplease at Tokyo, Japan

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21 days ago

“I started drawing so much that I damaged my wrist and my shoulder. I was eleven when I asked my mother if I could use some of the Icy Hot she kept in her bathroom cabinet. She was eating a frozen dinner and watching a crime thriller on television. Without looking away from the show she told me no because she didn’t want me ‘smelling like a dyke’. I went to school the next day with an inflamed rotator cuff, and I never asked her about girls or medicine again.” - Liu Johnson with an excerpt from one of my favorite articles in Issue 5, the Work Edition. Swipe right for preview, link in bio for purchase. @lemonliu32 📷 by @esthergoodboy . . . #butchisnotadirtyword #butchplease #butchdyke #gender #gendernonconforming #femalemasculinity #queermasculinity #theythem #qpoc #qwoc #gay #gayisokay #gaygaygay #dykesofinstagram #butchesofinstagram #sheher #portrait #portraitphotography #queerportraits #newjerseygay #gaynewjersey #lgbtqia #queerart #queerartist #queerillustrator #queercomics #lesbian #lesbiansofinstagram #picofthegay at New Jersey

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1 month ago

When discussing healthy representations of masculinity, we can’t forget our king Frank Ocean, one of the inspirations for this account. . . . In “Resistant Masculinities in Alternative R&B” Frederik Dhaenens and Sander De Ridder write, “The ‘authentic’ male identity often promoted in many hip hop songs is challenged by Frank Ocean’s portrayal of diverse male characters. His songs consist of men that vary from traditional, patriarchal figures over men who reevaluate their masculine identities to men who are comfortable with engaging in nonnormative gender behavior. By giving these diverse masculinities a stage, Frank Ocean explores the performativity of gender and questions what it means to be a real man.”

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1 month ago

Is anyone as excited for @kevinabstract new music as I am?! Kevin Abstract’s music largely explores Black queer masculinity in America across his albums, as well as in Brockhampton. His lyrics and impactful visuals grapple with how to perform his masculinity in a way that he’s comfortable with in a society that denies him that same access to hegemonic masculinity because of his race and sexuality. Kevin Abstract shows up in hip hop in a refreshing way that puts his identity at the forefront of his music, in a way that hasn’t been done in the past. He refuses to tone down his sexuality for his listeners. In “Junky” he raps “why you always rap about bein’ gay? Cause not enough n****s rappin’ be gay”

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2 months ago

I wore a suit. It felt great! I was feeling very #butch that day. Waaa, to be able to express that #queermasculinity, it is so new and freeing for me. I have during last year or so been able to understand more how my #genderidentity and #genderexpression are interacting. My #genderdysphoria has reached an all time low lately and I never anticipated how freeing that would be. I have realized that when I feel more like a girl I often prefer to have a masculine, butchy expression and vice versa when I feel more like a boy I prefer a feminine, #twink expression. I have come to the conclusion that I am pretty much a #twinkbutch or a #butchtwink. ^^ I really like when my gender expression goes against what other people perceive as my supposed gender. I also really enjoy looking #gay, both as a gay boy and gay girl or a gay #enby. But I have not always been able to play around with #gendernorms and experiment with gender expression. On the road towards getting diagnosed with gender dysphoria, during my almost 3 year long gender evaluation at the psychiatrist, I had to fit a mold of what a stereotypical, neurotypical, binary #trans person is like. But after diagnosis I was still really restricted in my expression because of #dysphoria. I couldn't wear a lot of the clothes I wanted to because of how other people and also myself, gendered my body. But now when I have been on a low dose of HRT for 2 years and my body is more #androgynous, I have reached a point where dysphoria is not really restricting me in my expression anymore. Now it is more about what clothes and etc I like to wear and don't like to wear, compared to before when it was more about what clothes and etc I could handle the dysphoria in or not. As a #nonbinary trans individual I still get misgendered, but the big difference compared to before #HRT, is that I have way more control over how people gender me. This makes it less dysphoric for me. It really feels powerful to be able to reclaim things like in this case wearing a suit. I have also started to wear makeup again, which is a whole adventure of itself as well. I am really excited to continue exploring, in the search of more #gendereuphoria.

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2 months ago

Shout out to @butchisnotadirtyword for all their impactful work. Masculinity is not just for cis able-bodied men. @Masculinities_Hub is here for queer masculinity, for female masculinity, for butches, lesbians, and nonbinary folks. Here for Black masculinity, for Latinx masculinity, for API masculinity, for Native masculinity, and for White masculinity. Here for differently abled masculinity. Masculinities is plural because there are multitudes. The purpose of this account is to highlight the many forms. To show how many ways there are to have healthy masculinity outside of the narrow structure that the dominant culture tries to keep us in. #queermasculinity #masculinitieshub #positivemasculinity

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2 months ago

It’s a wrap!! Our Issue 5 Portland launch has officially sold out. We’ll have limited tickets on the door but all pre-sales are over. To celebrate we’re doing $5 off all tees between now and next Friday. If you’re in Portland and want to grab one without postage costs send us through a pm, for everyone else, use the code ISSUE5SELLOUT at checkout. Link in bio. And finally, for everyone who’s been asking, Issue 5 magazines will go up for sale online on the official launch date which is, Friday March 22nd ! Now let’s all take a moment to appreciate butches on trucks 😍 @laurencontrol 📷 by @esthergoodboy . #butch #butchdyke #butchisnotadirtyword #queer #genderqueer #gendernonconforming #butchlesbian #butchlesbians #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #fucktoxicmasculinity #toxicmasculinitykills #gay #gayisokay #butchfags #butchqueers #lesbiankiss #lesbiansofinstgram #lesbiansofig #dykesagainsttransphobia #lesbiansagainsttransphobia #sf #sfgay #gaysf #lgbtqia #dykesofinstagram #dykesofinsta #dykesofig #tomboystyles at San Francisco, California

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2 months ago

This Saturday from 7pm admission is by ticket only. . Online tickets have sold out, but there's more on the door. . Take your tenner to the pub for entry to an awesome night. See you Saturday! at The Apple Tree London

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3 months ago

“I describe myself as butch now, and some people attempt to draw me from this identity, out of the goodness of their hearts, because to them it signifies something ugly. I have a feminine face they say. You’re not that butch they say. But I am, and that realization has meant more to me, sexually, romantically and personally, than I ever thought it would.” - Ciara Stein McGee with an excerpt from our love and sex issue ( #4) and IMO one of the most empowering pieces we’ve ever printed. Scroll right to preview, link in bio to purchase. @sookyboi 📷 by Jane Duong. . . #butch #butchdyke #butchisnotadirtyword #queer #genderqueer #gendernonconforming #butchlesbian #butchlesbians #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #fucktoxicmasculinity #toxicmasculinitykills #gay #gayisokay #butchfags #butchqueers #lesbiankiss #lesbiansofinstgram #lesbiansofig #ruralqueers #dykesagainsttransphobia #lesbiansagainsttransphobia #sydney #sydneygay #lgbtqia #dykesofinstagram #dykesofinsta #dykesofig #tomboystyles at Sydney, Australia

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3 months ago

Took this a hot minute ago, but thought it was due time to post something. Been working harder on my health as of recently and taking back my life. Started drinking lime in my water tonight, cause ya boi is dealing with some kidney stones, and I'm really enjoying it thus far. Still haven't got official word on that job yet, but not giving up hope. With my tenacity and new found courage to face the fear, I will be gaining a paying job. Until then, watch my heart get a hard on for my boyfriend and our lives. 🌈 💛 Mentally stronger, physically still struggling, but feeling better than ever! Take care my people and stay hydrated! 😄💛 . . . . . . . #queer #queermasculinity #queerfemme #masculine #feminine #neutral #nonbinary #androgynous #androgyny #boi #transmasculine #trans #rainbow #gay #gaylord #love #light #loveandlight #queerswhosmoke #girlswhosmoke #boyswhosmoke #boiswhosmoke #selflove #selfcare #beyourself #mugshot #selfie #selfimprovement #health #improvehealth

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3 months ago

#transformationtuesday finds me shifting thru our book content taking in all the many transformations I've gone thru recently. They have all been monumental...but only for me. The changes required to find peace within were as uniquely specific as my genetic makeup. They didn't change anyone but me. Not one of us is the same. Transformation will and always should look different for each of us. Our commonality is in our optimal destination: living peacefully in connection with each other and our planet. Peace doesn't come from compromising the unique to fit into uniform existence. Peace comes from loving the uniqueness in order to find balance. # Photos by the handsome @maxshawphotos #transandinked #ftmlife #portrait #ftmofig #trans #nonbinary #transition #testosterone #queermasculinity #transmodel #model #portrait #bodypositivity #journey #holistichealth #thisiswhattranslookslike #vitaminT #queerbodies #legalizetrans #transisbeautiful #transandproud #survivor #aspergers #asd #lovewins

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3 months ago

“That same inexplicable feeling from the night before returned, and I knew I didn’t want her to leave, so I turned my chivalry up to 11 and made her breakfast, a spinach omelette and a cup of tea. I would soon realize that the inexplicable feeling was love. I was in love with her, and had been the moment that I’d met her. I secretly believed in love at first sight, but could only dream that it was something that could happen to me. I didn’t want her to leave, and she hasn’t.” - Sidra Greene with an excerpt from our Love & Sex Issue ( #4). 💕💕💕@sixidphoto 📷 by @sindayiganza . . #butchisnotadirtyword #butchplease #butchdyke #gender #gendernonconforming #femalemasculinity #queermasculinity #theythem #qpoc #qwoc #gay #gayisokay #gaygaygay #dykesofinstagram #butchesofinstagram at New York, New York

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3 months ago

Handstitching the placket on a #strathconahenley this evening. I am creating this shirt with Canadian woven organic knit fabric, plus, a little linen from a quilting project from a few years ago ✨ . Definitely feeling these days that I have more ideas than hours in the day, both personally & professionally. It’s a good struggle to have! Trying to unwind by taking this extraaaa slowwww ❤️ . #sewingproject #sewersofinstagram #handsewing #healingjourney #wahlswarrior #multiplesclerosis #queermakers #queermasculinity

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3 months ago

Yin/Yang river at Maryland heights. I hike this area many times per year because it's 10 minutes from my house. I'm not an advocate of graffiti but someone noticed the two tone river, when one has storms and the other does not. #gayf4f #gaydad #gaydaddy #gayhiker #gayman #gaymenweightloss #gayme #gaysupport #gaylife #gaylifestyle #gayoutdoors #gaymasculine #scenery #gayfollow4follow #gaylike4like #gayworld #gayhiking #gayathletic #gaynature #gayfriends #queerpride #queermasculinity #queers #queertravel #queerasfuck #queerfitness #queerphotography at Maryland Heights Hiking Trail

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4 months ago

Look what came in the mail today! My contribution to Ecomasculinities is chapter 10 “Polar Bears and Electric Plugs: Green Shopping and 21st Century Queer American Masculinity.” #EcoMasculinities #QueerMasculinity #PolarBears #ElectricPlugs #NissanLeaf images:book cover of the back of a male figure wearing a straw hat and a black and red checked shirt, looking across a rural farm landscape towards a sunrise in a blue sky with white, puffy clouds. The figure is holding his right hand to his hat. There is black type underneath the image that reads “Ecomasculinities: negotiating male gender identity in US fiction.” Image 2: page 161 of the book. There is black type that reads “polar bears and electric plugs: 21st century queer American masculinities.” Underneath this title is the author’s name “evangeline m Heiliger” and a paragraph of text from the chapter. Image 3: back cover of the book. It is green with blurbs in black, white, and yellow text. Image 4: title page with the titles and page numbers of chapters 7-10 visible.]

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4 months ago

be any gender you want in any moment, even if the world thinks it’s impossible. at Hong Kong

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4 months ago

“The world’s changing but there are still so many horrible people in it. I have a very strong feminine side but I also have a very strong masculine side, and some people don’t know how to deal with that. I run into issues all the time at work and in public bathrooms, people want to put labels on everything, but I don’t think it’s as simple as that” - An Issue 2 excerpt from @kats_nine_lives . . . Um. Butch Boyfriend Material Much? 😍 📷 by @esthergoodboy . . #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #butchappreciationday #butchdyke #butchlesbian #queer #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #gender #gendernonconforming #butchesofinstagram #dykesofinstagram #dykestowatchoutfor #lgbtqia #queersofinstagram #adelaide #australia #gayaustralia #aussiegays #butchboyfriend #portrait #queerportrait #portraitphotography #dykesagainsttransphobia #butchesagainstthepatriarchy #butchesagainsttoxicmasculinity at Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

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4 months ago

“The 70’s was the era of the ‘gay murders’, young gay men and rent boys who’s bodies were found in parkland around the city. Killed after being bashed and raped. Not a great town to be openly gay in” - Sam King reflects on growing up gay in rural Australia in the 70’s. (Swipe right for preview, link in bio for purchase). Butches over 45 if you’re out there reading, we value your contributions and want to continue hearing and sharing your stories, slide into our DM’s if you’re interested in being featured in one of our next print editions! @thekingofdice . . 📷 by @parkerblain #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #gay #dyke #lgbtqi #dykesagainsttransphobia #butchesagainstthepatriarchy #butchesagainsttoxicmasculinity #portrait #queerportraits #sydney #sydneygays #queerelders #queer #gender #femalemasculinity #queermasculinity #gayisokay #gaygaygay #gaypride #queerpride #gendernonconfirming at Sydney, Australia

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4 months ago

Happy Hump Day! This #humpday is brought to you by #bodylove #rainydaylewks and the Cascades just after dawn. I'm reminding myself today that the quiet little voices that tell me I'm an idiot, that I'm not good enough to do what my heart desires, or that I'm not worthy of being heard are the sneaky little fingers of shame slipping into my subconscious. To be resilient to shame means choosing to be vulnerable about the very things I would rather hide. Bright side is after I speak to my shame I find joy on the other side. Building shame boundaries and leaning into my self-worth are going to be huge lessons for me this year. # #johnniejoyweekly #transandinked #ftmlife #transgender #ftmofig #trans #nonbinary #transition #testosterone #queermasculinity #transmodel #model #portrait #journey #holistichealth #thisiswhattranslookslike #vitaminT #queerbodies #legalizetrans #transisbeautiful #transandproud #survivor #aspergers #asd #transonthespectrum #queer #lovewins

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4 months ago

😍😍 Repost @butchisnotadirtyword 😍 Garden Butch ala Jan Angus, I bet those garden goods sure were tasty with a smear of sundried tomato hummus - Callout for the day, hands up if you’d join Jan for a pot of English Breakfast Tea (with soy milk of course) whilst they gently serenaded you by ukulele? 📷 @nixjstephens . . . #butch #countryqueers #ruralqueers #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #queerfam #queer #queerfamily #butchdyke #butchart #dyke #dykestowatchoutfor #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #gender #genderqueer #gendernonconforming #gaygaygay #lesbiansofinstgram #queersofinstagram #queerelders #instagay #queersofig #portrait #portraitphotography #butchesbelike #ballarat #australia #butchstyle #masculineofcenter #butchesofinstagram

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5 months ago

Weeks 103 & 104. Two years have felt like a lifetime. If I reflect on the whole of my transition thus far, my mind spins with memories, details, images, conversations, and emotions that are completely overwhelming. I try to spend my days keeping my ego in check, given it apparently has the power to fucking destroy me. But I'm hit so hard in my reflections with memories of all the people who helped me along this journey. Whether it was a word, a donation, held space or much more than that, there is a backlog of unprocessed love that has been poured into my life. My ego sees this as an opportunity to tell me I'm special enough to need control. To make sure this attention doesn't get away. Coming back to myself means accepting that I'm worthy of such a magnitude of support cuz I have something special to give that is beneficial to those around me. Not as a superior, but as a healthy manifestation of the love that has been given to me; the loved that saved my life, got me clean and sober, got me help and into a more fitting body. The love that sustained my humanity in all the phases of rage, anxiety, depression and defensiveness that were a part of my healing. It's heavy. My gratitude explodes from my core as I realize I can't connect with my past trauma anymore. Cuz it's gone. And I'm still here. Cuz a lot of people chose to care about me. I'm forever grateful and forever changed. # Special thanks to the incredible @maxshawphotos ❤🙏 #johnniejoyweekly #transandinked #ftmlife #transgender #ftmofig #trans #nonbinary #transition #testosterone #queermasculinity #transmodel #model #portrait #bodypositivity #journey #holistichealth #thisiswhattranslookslike #vitaminT #queerbodies #legalizetrans #transisbeautiful #transandproud #survivor #aspergers #asd #transonthespectrum #queer #lovewins

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5 months ago

Murr chrusmus Felt guuuuddd wearing a white t-shirt for like the first time ever 👌

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5 months ago

Week 102. Several weeks ago I was looking in the mirror and thinking about who I saw looking back. The past, present and future collided in my mind and I could sense the total difference between my identity now and who Jocelyn had become. She never asked to be involved in the crisis that is not understanding one's gender. She never signed up to blindly deal with enormous emotional and spiritual torment. But she was the fiercest fighter. She not only kept us alive thru unimaginable odds, she also somehow kept our heart on a path of love. She made mistakes, lots, but she learned and she got us to this tipping point. I saw how spent, exhausted and finally at peace she was. I recognized that we were ready to put Jocelyn to rest. She wasn't being utilized anymore and she lived a damn full life. She was proud of me and the work she'd done. She was thankful for my forgiveness for boxing me up for so long. I found myself weeping in gratitude for every battle she showed up for, for every question she pursued. She fought and rests for me. In this turn of identity, as Johnnie fills my every cell, I hold her memory with reverence, for when darkness falls, beauty is lit from within. # #johnniejoyweekly #transandinked #ftmlife #transgender #ftmofig #trans #nonbinary #transition #testosterone #queermasculinity #transmodel #model #portrait #bodypositivity #journey #holistichealth #thisiswhattranslookslike #vitaminT #queerbodies #legalizetrans #transisbeautiful #transandproud #survivor #aspergers #asd #transonthespectrum #queer #lovewins

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5 months ago

@knightlinda’s #FEAS “power dressing” feminist intervention examines how expectations of individual and collective identities are upheld and maintained. for me, within academia, i find myself having to fain shock when i’m (routinely) deemed unprofessional by my appearance, mannerisms and humour, or my incomplete masculinity. what some fail to recognise is this is my ongoing project of self within the academy; my own personal camp-kerry-process of being, doing and becoming queer in the academy. more images and info about the project @ https://feministeducatorsagainstsexism.com/power-dressing/ #keepitSIMPLEstupid #simplethedragqween . . . . #queer #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #queertheory #queermasculinity #gay #bearded #beardedhomo #gayscruff #scruff #otter #gayotter #photography #art #intervention #feminist #feministart #academia #queersintheacademy

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5 months ago

Week 101. Going thru my transition was a necessary step. It wasn't a reaction or crutch, not a destination or a beginning. Coming to terms with myself, owning my gifts and my limits, taking responsibility for my actions, these are the more important steps I'm taking on this journey to elevate myself out of a self-sustaining misery. It was the drive to go on this journey that led me to transition. For without seeing myself, without loving myself first, and without giving myself the best opportunities to succeed, I could never even have begun to explore my gifts or utilize my love for the sake of others. I can't own my mistakes if I don't believe that I'm worth more than their consequences. I am trans because I am trans. I am Joy because I am Joy. I am at peace because I no longer fear the consequences of these truths. I spent 27 years racking up bad karma. I irresponsibly and hypocritically affected a recorded 9 million people, and I can tell you that there were more than that. Now that I have my grounding I'm ready to speak. I'm ready to transcend that karma count and begin my grind. And what a grind it will be to behold. Gimme the mic. I got nothin to lose. # #johnniejoyweekly #transandinked #ftmlife #transgender #ftmofig #trans #nonbinary #transition #testosterone #queermasculinity #transmodel #model #portrait #bodypositivity #journey #holistichealth #thisiswhattranslookslike #vitaminT #queerbodies #legalizetrans #transisbeautiful #transandproud #survivor #aspergers #asd #transonthespectrum #queer #lovewins

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5 months ago

“With the social more that women are to be docile and submissive, there’s an insistence that I, in my butchness and apparent masculinity must be a top or dominant” - @petrichorable holding it down for all the butch bottoms out there in her Issue 4 piece entitled “Butching from the Bottom” - swipe right for preview and link in bio for purchase ! 📷 by @esthergoodboy #butch #butchdyke #butchdykes #butchisnotadirtyword #transbutch #femalemasculinity #queermasculinity #butches #butchesbelike #butchesofinstagram #queer #gender #dykestowatchoutfor #butchesagainsttransphobia #butchbottom #bottom #bottomboi #dykesagainsttransphobia #trans #transgender #supporttrans #butchtransgirls at Portland, Oregon

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6 months ago

Week 100. Learning about self-integration is a mind-boggling thing. Feeling like my body matches my internal core has opened up opportunity for my spirit to inhabit my body more thoroughly. It's as if my awakened understanding of my soul allows it to attempt to connect with my humanity. Sure, it sounds woo, but we all hold pain and stress in specific places in our bodies. What if, as I release the pain, I chose to hold grace and gentleness in my muscles instead? How would my body behave or feel if it also believed in this worthiness? It's difficult to accept the kind of value for my body that I know my heart and mind to have. I've been told I'm beautiful my whole life, but the compliments always fell flat cuz they were for a body, a humanity, that wasn't quite my own. Now that I feel safe, whole, present, and in love with my body, I can feel the adoration fill me with warmth and joy. It is those feelings of being loved for who I really am that I will put directly into the spaces that used to hold my pain. And then we'll wait to see what happens. # 📸 @maxshawphotos #johnniejoyweekly #transandinked #ftmlife #transgender #ftmofig #trans #nonbinary #transition #testosterone #queermasculinity #transmodel #model #portrait #bodypositivity #journey #holistichealth #thisiswhattranslookslike #vitaminT #queerbodies #legalizetrans #transisbeautiful #transandproud #survivor #aspergers #asd #transonthespectrum #queer #lovewins

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6 months ago

Weeks 98 & 99. I've been feeling more at home in my body these days. Massage therapy has changed my life and has helped me understand how to let go of the tension that has held me rigid for a very long time. I booked studio time cuz I finally felt ready to try and let my body move. Even alone, my insecurities were screaming, begging me to not make a fool of myself. Pushing thru them to allow my body to react to the music the way my imagination wants it to will take time and practice. But I did move. I did dance. I ended up in handstands and headstands, doing cartwheels followed by ballet spins. It was glorious and messy. Every lesson of movement that was ever taught to me is still in there. And every comment and thought about my female body that made me hate myself more than I already did...those are still in there, too. I'm determined to root them up, dance them out, and spread my worthiness to every inch of me. I'm determined to live the shit outta this life, mind, body, and soul collectively. Cuz that's what loving myself makes me wanna do. # #johnniejoyweekly #transandinked #ftmlife #transgender #ftmofig #trans #nonbinary #transition #testosterone #queermasculinity #transmodel #model #portrait #bodypositivity #journey #holistichealth #thisiswhattranslookslike #vitaminT #queerbodies #legalizetrans #transisbeautiful #transandproud #survivor #aspergers #asd #transonthespectrum #queer #lovewins at Studio Current

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6 months ago

Week 97. When I was wee lass, I laughed wildly at the boys' jokes - the farts, the pranks, the shoving of food in one's laughing mouth. The rough and tumble, the skinned up knees, the burying of caught frogs under the apple tree. One day I built a zip line between two pines in our backyard. I gathered kids from around the block to witness me spur my neighbor on to jump, to trust, to have a spine. Now, I was 80 lbs of might but it wasn't enough to tie the ties of his safety. Down he fell to the middle of a cheering, jeering group, suddenly unable to breathe. It was my first lesson of manhood, my first vision of ego, the first time I got blood on my hands. With power comes consequence. My responsibility is to choose which consequence will come of my power. In the years following, when I relinquished my power altogether, I gave up on my boyhood dreams. I resigned to the assigned and parted with my soul, and what a power that turned out to be; the giving of my soul, the waiving of my value...for a dress, a nod, a kiss, a little familial approval. It made me long for the shame of betraying my friend, in all our boyhood games. For there at least, my soul was with me, hurting and growing, but with me. And now I get to try again, my boyhood now a kind of manhood, but a dreamy one at that. It has been handed back to me with a warning: Use it well, use it wisely, and choose the consequence that will reveal the Love in your intent. # #johnniejoyweekly #transandinked #ftmlife #transgender #ftmofig #trans #nonbinary #transition #testosterone #queermasculinity #transmodel #model #portrait #bodypositivity #journey #holistichealth #thisiswhattranslookslike #vitaminT #queerbodies #legalizetrans #transisbeautiful #transandproud #survivor #aspergers #asd #transonthespectrum #queer #lovewins

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6 months ago

So my friend asked me to pick up some stuff from the grocery store before #anextremelygoofywedding and I said I would. After putting my makeup on, I realized I had to go to the grocery store like this and started panicking. "Keep your head down." "Don't make eye contact." "If someone tries to hurt you ignore them." So I walked to the store, picked up what I needed, ignored the stares and left. While I was waiting for my Uber, someone tapped me on the shoulder. "Excuse me?" I turned around. It was two young a young latinas. I said hello cheerfully. "Hi! We saw you in the store just now and my daughter wanted to tell you how much she loved your makeup!" I told them how much that meant to me because I was scared someone was gonna say something mean to me. Mom said the girl was shy and was afraid to say anything. It really made my night. #trans #queermasculinity #queer #boi #transboi #lgbtq

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