If I had to describe her recent media presence in one word, it would be “disappointing.”
Her coming out in 2011 meant a great deal to me. At the time, I had been transitioning for three years and I was in something of a period of limbo in my life, having graduated from high school less than a year earlier. I saw so much of myself in Janet’s story - she and I were both harshly sanctioned for our femininity as young boys, we both doggedly pursued transition while in high school, unshakably certain that it was the right path for us, and we both had little trouble assimilating into society as women. The parallels I drew between her life and mine were significant because she was everything I wanted to be. Janet was a beautiful, accomplished woman with a great job and a boyfriend who was proud to be with her. She helped me to have genuine optimism for the future, and she was the first transsexual public figure that I related to in any meaningful way.
Janet has said that she chose to come out publicly in order to provide hope to struggling young people. In the beginning, she clearly succeeded in that - her honesty about her life, both before and after she pursued medical treatment for her dysphoria, showed that one truly can come out on the other side of transition a successful and happy person. However, the reality is that picking fights on Twitter over acknowledgements of the facts of her past and touting prostitution as an “empowering choice” for desperate teenagers is of no service to transsexual youth. At best, Janet distracts from real issues by making her primary concern forcing people to follow the convoluted language guidelines of transgender activism. At worst, she glorifies institutions that do tremendous damage to young girls and gender nonconforming boys alike.
Either way, her behavior is a serious letdown.
*oitnb theme song plays* *runs 3 miles* *takes 2 hour nap* *goes out to dinner* *comes back and takes a shower* *episode starts*
you’ve got time
addressed recently: http://meloromantics.tumblr.com/post/93314964559 !! I can answer specifics here or on littlewitchlady in the morning!!
Hey friends I’m looking for resources on witchcraft? I’m interested but unsure of where to start!
meloromantics teach me your ways!
my self-image is 100% chubby older sister who keeps you informed about your skin care, birth control, and witchcraft options. come under my wing, there’s a moisturizer and a goddess Just For You. take as many condoms or dental dams as you need, I will help you buy a vibrator and go with you for your IUD insertion.
friends I’m already SO excited for my end of the year Top Tens!!! like. I have a shortlist for beauty products.
lush mask of magnaminty first impression: HOLY SHIT IT ATE MY BLACKHEADS????
though to be fair my mask routine is intense and I steamed and scrubbed before to prep, so these results may not be typical (you can ask for more deets as always!). pairing it with a pre-scrub did mean the mint sensation was VERY strong at first, almost to the point of burning, but that wore off quickly.
I’m interested!! as it dried it outlined my pores (which I helpfully pointed to in this picture). that’s pretty wild—my homemade bentonite clay masks approximate this, but this was INTENSE—I could COUNT my pores.
post-mask I don’t feel any tightness, and although I did tone and moisturize I didn’t feel terribly dry or stripped immediately after.
I would definitely buy a small tub of this and could see it going a long way. I barely dented the small sample tub, and could use it at least two more times even covering my whole face with it. it seems to work better and be more cost effective than the fresh face masks, which is a plus, because there’s no lush in Gainesville which means I can buy MoM online! if I do buy, I may have to play with my routine a bit to not overdo things, but judging by these results it would be worth it!