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Famous Failures

I stumbled upon this video a long time ago and it honestly made me feel a lot better.

"If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived."

I could not fit everyone mentioned in the video in this post so be sure to give the video a look.


As someone who fails regularly, I find such comfort in this! 

I like this a lot.  My college creative writing teacher refused to read the revisions I had done on my stories because he said he knew I was a B student and that wasn’t going to change. 

Stephen King’s college writing teacher didn’t think he was very good.  My college writing class thought my writing was “babyish” and “stupid fairy tales.”  The original teacher didn’t care for me, but she developed medical problems and was replaced by David Bradley, Jr., who made it plain he believed I had what it took.  I don’t do writing classes or groups anymore, but I’m still in touch with Bradley, one of the finest writers I’ve ever read.


Anonymous asked:

How should I come out to my parents as gender queer? I don't know how to bring it up or how to explain it to them with out just sounding stupid.

Anonymous asked:

Im nearly 24 and never really considered any of this before. Am i really able to say im non binary trans or am i just trying to fit in


im pretty sure almost every nonbinary trans person, including myself, has had to deal with thoughts of “is this really what I am or am I just jumping on some bandwagon?” it makes sense that we ask ourselves this, considering that if there are so few nonbinary people statistically, what are the chances *I* could be one?

but you have to consider, if you were jumping on a bandwagon, why would it be this one? why didnt you become a vegan or join that political group or shave your head for cancer or any of the other things you’ve seen other people getting into but which you never questioned the fact that it just wasnt right for you? why would gender be the one thing you latched onto, if it didnt resonate with you personally on some level?

there’s a gender therapist on youtube that basically said if you’re questioning if you’re transgender the one thing for sure is that you are discontent with your gender role at this present moment. you may want to be just a little closer to another area on the spectrum, or to be in a whole other area, or you could be most comfortable somewhere in-between, but the thing that is for sure is that you’re not comfortable with the particular space on the gender spectrum that you to occupy at the present moment. 

discovering whether you’re trans or not is a journey of self-exploration and self-understanding that no one else an truly help you with, but dont let your age make you think that you’re too old to discover your gender now. there are tons of people who come out in their 20s, 30s, 40s, there are people who realize they are transgender when they’re 75. you cant expect yourself to know you are a thing you’d never heard of before.



I’ve compiled this list of resources to help trans* people like myself. Even if you’re not trans* and/or can’t use any of this, please reblog for the sake of others. Thanks!


The Tumblr Transgender Clothes Exchange
How to Take Measurements
Reflectore Voice Pitch Tracker

The FTM’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Looking Like a Hot Dude
The Male Fashion Fit Guide
AK’s Guide to Suits (this is a drawing guide, but contains useful info)
Throat Exercise to Deepen Voice
Big Brother Binder Repository & Re-Disbursement Program
In a Bind Binder Donations
Underworks Pullover Binders
Les Love Boat Binders, Packers, Underwear, Shoe Lifts, Etc.
Cheap Clasp Binder
Discreet STP Device

Women’s Clothing Terminology
Tucking How-to Guide
Realistic Breast Form Tutorial
The Breast Form Store
Mastectomy Bras with Built In Flap for Breast Forms
How to Contour and Highlight Using Makeup

How to Apply Eyeliner with a Spoon

How to Apply Foundation
How to Apply Blush
How to Apply Eyeshadow

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
IMAlive Online Crisis Network

Transgender Housing Network

National Center for Transgender Equality
Transgender Law Center
Change your Name for Free - Civil Indigent Status (Tumblr post)
Copwatch Infographic Guide

Transgender Surgeons in the U.S.
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
FTM Hormone Guide
FTM Surgery Guide
MTF Hormone Guide
MTF Surgery Guide

Mcalc Gender Neutral Menstruation Calculator

Mental + Support
Online Gender Therapy (can also issue letters of recommendation)
Emotional Baggage Check
TransSpace Reddit

School + Education
Trans Student Equality Resources
Study Abroad for GLBT Students
Applying to College as a Non-Binary Trans* Person

Additional Resources
Susan’s Place Transgender Resources and Forums
Laura’s Playground Transgender Resources

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