Go to Flickr and type in the search bar one of the following searches:
-Toronto Trans March
-Toronto Dyke March
-Toronto Pride Parade
You can sort by “most recent” if you want to see photos from Pride 2012 (the Trans March is the only event of the three that’s happened so far, so it might be best to wait a week or more for photos from the other two to turn up), or sort by “most interesting” if you want to see the photos that get the most comments, favorites, and views.
Seriously, it’s impossible not to smile while looking at photos of Pride street events.
The group I’m marching with at the Pride Parade this year has official choreography for a dance they’re going to be doing some of the time that we’re marching. I was initially going to forego the dancing and just be a walker, since I’m a terrible dancer, but then I realized that I’M MARCHING WITH THE HONOURED GROUP, which is essentially a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so I might as well go all out.
As a result, I’m now learning the choreography, with less than 35 hours til the parade. haha.
All I consumed today was a latte, an iced coffee, a couple of raspberries, and an Oreo.
Time to go drink a ton of water and have some veggie-rich soup so I’m all healthy for the Dyke March tomorrow.
i feel the same way. i think that the whole nerve-wracking and stressful class i previously wrote to you about really thew me through a loop. i hate anxiety "spells" because they take a few days to completely come down from and I find myself missing my "strong and calm" self and feel hopeless, like I can't find that person. How do you cope with anxiety?
I cope with anxiety by getting back to the present moment. I look at what’s in front of me, feel the feelings in my body, breathe, and remind myself that nothing is wrong in this moment. Every worry or fear is located in the past or the future, and if you stay in the present moment, you can’t feel those feelings.
It also helps to go for a walk while trying to appreciate the pretty things I pass.
Tell Me The Letter Of The Question And I Will Answer It
A: Are you a virgin? B: 3 biggest pet peeves C: Celebrity crush? D: If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be? E: Do you smoke? F: Do you drink? G: If you had to rank yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, what would you be? H: Longest relationship and with who? I: 5 turn ons J: 5 turn offs K: What’s the biggest lie you have ever told? L: Would you ever date someone of another race? M: What is your sexual orientation? N: Top 5 traits you look for in a person that you want to have a relationship with O: Who are you crushing on right now? P: Who is your bestfriend? Q: Your guilty pleasure? R: Who was your first kiss? S: Do looks matter to you? T: What kind of underwear are you wearing? U: How big is your penis or for a girl, how big are your boobs V: How far have you gone? W: Do you like it when people play with your hair? X: Are you circumcised? Y: Do you name your private parts? Z: Do you pee in the shower?
“Like any other body part, the foreskin needs to be cleaned regularly — but from my experience, getting dudes to touch their dicks really isn’t a difficult task. As far as babies go, the foreskin doesn’t detach itself from the glans and become retractable until anywhere between 3-years old and puberty — and this happens naturally. Meaning, do not retract your baby’s foreskin! And let’s be real, folks: how can having a naturally occurring piece of nerve-rich skin be any dirtier than putting a fresh wound into a dirty diaper while it heals?”—I’d Tap That debunks hygiene-related myths about foreskins
-woke up super late, at which point Damian had already been up for several hours working (this is all too common for us - I work late at night after he’s asleep, he works in the morning/afternoon while I’m asleep)
-wrote an article about G-spots for my “employer”
-planned out some possible outfits for Pride events this weekend, & co-ordinated plans with friends
-started & finished Chester Brown’s graphic novel Paying For It, which is about the inherent messed-up-ness of possessive monogamy and the model of prostitution as a replacement for romantic relationships
-wrote a review piece for my other blog, which will go up next week
-am now absorbing the most recent Shins album, which is top-notch
15. Are you a different person now than you were 5 years ago?
Pretty different! Although, age 15 was when I essentially became a way better version of myself (positive, confident, spiritual, enthusiastic, etc.) so in some ways, I almost wish I were more like my 15-year-old self now.
17. Would you rather write a paper or give a speech?
I enjoy doing both. I guess I lean more toward writing, but reading my own work aloud is fun too.
18. Are you lying to yourself about something?
No, I think I’m pretty honest with myself about the fact that I don’t have the slightest fucking clue what I’m doing right now.
52. Would ever take back someone that cheated?
I don’t think so. In my view, cheating is one of the most despicable things a person can do. I seriously doubt I’d be able to relax into a relationship if my partner had cheated in the past.
57. If you could move away, no questions asked, where would it be?
Does “no questions asked” mean “someone else will pay for you to move and live there”? Because if so, New York or San Francisco.
58. What would you change about your life right now?
I wish I was more extroverted, that I had a job at a sex shop and a steady income, that my current project was gaining popularity faster, that I was in better physical and mental health, and that I owned a Tantus Mark O2.
61. Today, would you rather go forward a week or back?
Back - I’d never want to miss Pride weekend, which is this weekend!
82. Is there someone who meant a lot to you at one point, and isn’t around anymore?
If you mean “isn’t around anymore” in the sense of being dead, then yeah. The people who come to mind immediately are my grandma, my great-uncle, and my childhood choir’s accompanist.
If you mean it in the sense of them just not being in my life anymore, yeah. I have a former best friend and an ex-girlfriend who were both super close with me but who I don’t really see anymore.
i dropped because it's just too much work and the other class is actually a requirement BUTTTTTT today I volunteered to read and had to read a sample piece of writing (essay-length) and my voice didn't quiver ONE BIT. it's all psychological I tell you! I just reminded myself that my classmates aren't better than me and aren't out to get me ad voia la!
I mean I would but the only time I'll really ever have to is in this class and a few other classes. Anyways, i think it's mostly a mental thing. I need to stop psyching myself into thinking that my classmates are like out to get me. i think i need to adjust to hear my own voice read my own work. there's something about that which freaks me out
Maybe practice reading in front of a pet and then in front of someone you trust. I know you can do it!
wahhh ok:( but every time I read aloud my voice gets so shakey!!!!!! and i take deep breaths and try to stay calm but everytime I pysch myself out and I find myself halfway through my piece thinking, "Oh my god oh my god oh my god."
I know this isn’t necessarily the most “responsible” of suggestions, but have you considered talking to your doctor about your anxiety on this topic? I ask because my mom has a lot of anxiety about public speaking too, and she was able to get a prescription for a pill that she takes whenever she knows she’s going to have to speak in front of people. It calms her down and makes the task more manageable for her.
Obviously, that’s not a long-term solution, but once you get through a few sessions of reading aloud, your anxiety will start to lessen.
I am planning on taking 4 summer classes but I feel a bit overwhelmed. Should I drop one? I just want to get ahead and make sure I can double major. But I'm also scared that I want to drop this one class because it involves reading out personal short stories in front of the class and that scares the shit out of me and I want to face my fears. Help! Sincerely, I take everything too seriously
I think you should take the class that scares you, even if you decide to drop one or two of the others. I say this because, when I signed up to take an improv class at school, it scared the fuck out of me and I was nervous for months, but then it ended up being one of the most exciting and empowering experiences of my life.
Public speaking is a surprisingly common fear, so if you can teach yourself to do it and do it well, you’ll have an edge over a lot of people. I think that’s worth pursuing, even if it’s uncomfortable at first.
-the Punch Brothers
-pink lemonade flavoured lube
-huge hot mugs of ginger tea
-mint chocolate ice cream
-snuggling with Tru
-receiving packages in the mail
-my YL buddies
-taking care of myself
-Ritz crackers and brie
-pink fuzzy slippers
I’ve been sick for a few days but today it’s been particularly bad. I’m sneezing constantly, have a killer sore throat, feel dizzy and disoriented, and my head and belly and miscellaneous muscles are aching.
Them:I don't think kids should be exposed to gay relationships.
Them:It's introducing children to sexuality! They're too young for that!
You:So when a prince and princess kiss in a Disney movie, are they introduced to sexuality? When the prince and the princess get married and have a child, is that introducing your child to sexuality?
Them:NO! But if they see a man and a man, or a woman and a woman together... they're going to start asking questions! Like how a man and a man can... you know, do anything together.
You:You think the only thing people think when they see a gay couple is "I wonder how they have sex"? Furthermore, you think a CHILD is going to even know what that means? When the prince and the princess kiss, does your 4 year old daughter ask, "mommy, how do people have intercourse"? No. She just sees two people in love. If you remember when you were a kid, you probably didn't think about sex every time you saw two people happy together.
Them:But it'll bring up all kinds of questions, it'll confuse my child!
You:Then be a fucking parent and explain it to your child. The only question that might be brought up is "mom, why don't you want gay people to be happy?". And when you don't have a good answer for that question, you can look your child in the eye and say "It's because I'm a stupid closed-minded bigot".
“When a woman is having panic attacks or crying spells, I know that some emotional material is coming to the surface to be processed. To observers who haven’t experienced deep process (or emotional release), she may appear to be “losing it,” “going off the deep end,” or “getting out of control.” She is not “out of control,” however; she is simply allowing a healing process to arise within the body.”—Christiane Northrup
Are there any company's that make bad sex toys. I mean terrible quality.
There are lots of companies that do that. Something like 90% of the sex toy industry consists of toys made of jelly and TPR, both of which are terrible for your body and can never be sanitized. The two companies that come to mind when I think of horrible sex toys are California Exotics and Doc Johnson… although, to be fair, both of those companies also make some decent toys (for example, CalEx has an all-silicone “Couture Collection” which is actually kind of awesome).
Here are some sex toy companies which you can definitely trust 100% to not put anything gross in your body: