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Anonymous asked:

Thank you! I'm a little early in figuring out what I want to do to talk specifics now, but I definitely want to do something where I could potentially focus on or at least moonlight w/helping trans people. It's definitely encouraging to hear about your experiences, and a great point to just kind of float the idea, since in a medical setting talking about trans people could totally just be a professional focus.

Your welcome! I’m glad I could help a bit :) Also in a neighboring city (Asheville, NC), there’s a non-profit medical center called Western North Carolina Community Health Services which offers healthcare-related services specifically to trans people and low-income people. I don’t know if you’re able to travel to this area (it’s one of the most trans-friendly cities I know), or if you’re even in the US, but if not, I’m sure there’s more clinics other than this one with similar foci! Sounds like such a place would be right up your alley!


I’m glad the portrait of Ben Franklin stayed the same on the new $100 bill. There’s something about his slight, tight frown, the paternal hint of disappointment in his eyes and those pursed, sealed lips that seem to say, “I don’t approve of what you’re doing, but I can’t stop you from rolling this banknote into a straw and ripping a fat rail of white lightning in the Buffalo Wild Wings handicapped bathroom stall, you goddamn beautiful disaster.” 


A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)


Anonymous asked:

I'm trans and also looking into the medical field but kinda concerned since what I've come across seems to be pretty conservative. Would you be willing to share what kind of healthcare job you went with and how your coworkers' general attitudes are? (not necessarily to you personally, but that'd be really great if you're out or visibly trans at work) I'm trying to get as much info as I can about my options but am not really comfortable asking cis people.

Absolutely! I’m a speech-language pathologist, and I’ve held several positions. Putting under a cut, bc this is gonna be pretty long:

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.28.14): The police are literally holding peaceful protesters hostage right now. They took them into custody (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining protesters for them to go home. This is some of the most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen! No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover (PT I) (PT 2)

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