I just discovered this movement to reduce the use of plastic straws. I hugely support this, and I've made a commitment to give feedback and ask that restaurants only give out straws on request, whenever I'm given a straw in a restaurant. #environment#restaurant#pollution
Here I explain how I realized that I was transgender and nonbinary (neither male nor female in gender identity), and how the lack of examples held me back from realizing these things, but that once I saw people openly identifying this way, it was easier for me to find and embrace this identity. #transgender#gender#nonbinary
Biological sex is a useful concept, but when referring to a person's sex as male or female, it's more accurate to reference their "assigned birth sex". One reason is that many intersex conditions are invisible. Another is that the whole concept of male and female are social constructs. Assigned birth sex is a more truthful term, and more respectful of transgender people whose gender identities do not match their assigned sex. #biologicalsex#gender#transgender
Some people express that when you say "gender is a social construct", it means that gender is somehow not "real". Here I explain why I think this is a false dichotomy, that I think gender is a social construct, but that it is real and has tangible impacts on people's lives. This is relevant both to sexism and gender roles, and to recognition of gender identity of transgender and nonbinary people. #gender#feminism#transgender
A truly exceptional tea from +Harney & Sons. I usually don't go for the priciest teas, but this one blew me away and is worth every penny, this is a good tea if you want to splurge on something exquisite. It also seems to have pretty universal appeal: everyone I've served it to loves it. #tea#china#loosetea
I recently started asking people to use they/them/their pronouns and gender-neutral language to refer to me. Thank you to everyone who has been doing this already. I recognize this is challenging, I'm asking people to do something that requires considerable mental energy. I'm not going to get offended if people refer to me as he (or she) but I do strongly prefer "they". This article is an interesting read about the compelling benefits to using gender neutral pronouns like they/them. #pronouns#gender#nonbinary
Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.
Hopefully, by now you know that calling people the pronouns they want to be called is a basic and necessary way to demonstrate respect for their identities. This includes learning to use non-binary pronouns, such as singular “they.”
But using singular they is far ...
People often talk about counseling for depression as if it's as simple as just going to any counselor and getting help. Here I share my own personal story with seeking counseling for depression, and how I found most counselors helped me minimally (and some even may have harmed me), and I only realized this when I finally found a counselor who helped immensely (she practiced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incidentally). I hope people can take something positive away from my experience that I share here! #depression#counseling#mentalhealth
Nonbinary gender identities like "agender", "genderqueer", "nonbinary", or "genderfluid" are very different from the categories of "male" and "female"...they're not mutually exclusive, but rather, are like different descriptors, and multiple can apply to your gender identity. Here I explain some of the ones, focusing on ones close to my own identity. #gender#nonbinary#transgender
I just discovered a fashion blog run by one of my friends. I love this blog because it encourages recycling and reuse, repair, and buying things from thrift stores. Also I love how it depicts people in a really positive way, smiling, contrasting with the way a lot of fashion is depicted with a sort of "cool" look that to me looks artificial. This post shows a cardigan made by sewing together two old pieces of clothing, to fit the aesthetic of a baseball tee. #fashion#fashionblogger#clothing
After a month of unusually warm weather, it finally feels like winter outside. The ground was frozen this morning and I was a little apprehensive to take off my coat for a photo shoot but after a few runs back and forth from ...
Many herbal blends marketed as "chamomile" contain other ingredients. We list these in a separate category from the pure chamomile teas. Creating these blends can be a bit of an art, finding herbs to mitigate the bitter finish imparted by chamomile, while blending with the fruity aroma. #chamomile#tea#herbs
This was the best tea I've ever tried from Indonesia...beautiful leaf, beautiful aroma, bold flavor, tasted a lot like a high-quality Yunnan Gold tea. I recommend this one, especially if you like Yunnan teas. #tea#indonesia#loosetea