androstyle:

i-dream-of-dapper:

Many of you have wrote in asking about how to deal with friends, family members, and significant others who may not support or understand the way you express yourself. To be honest, I struggle with this as well and it is difficult. 
Unfortunately, people in our lives sometimes feel as though they have a say in how we present ourselves to the world. Whether it’s the clothing you wear, the tattoos and piercings you get, the hair color you chose, or all of the above plus some. I think it’s important to know that those are your choices. Sometimes that is complicated by financial dependency and other negotiations that you and your loved ones have made so… there may be give and take until you can support yourself.
However, when you’re on your own and others disapprove of the way you choose to handle your body just know that you are not alone. There are others out there and we’re figuring it out day by day. Don’t feel like you have to justify yourself to anyone. Don’t change yourself to meet others’ expectations or desires for you. No one knows you like you do. As long as you are happy and healthy, nothing more should matter.
Love yourself, be true to yourself, and the opposing force will seem weaker each day. 
Stay strong,
-Bing

Words of Wisdom from Bing of I Dream of Dapper. I love the honesty in this post. Yes, I realize this is turning into a “it gets better” spiel, I’m but I’m saying it because it’s true. And if you want proof:
Here’s me two years ago presenting femininely: x
Here’s a picture that was taken probably 5-6 months after that picture:x 
Here’s me last year (where I am now): x
Folks, I’m saying this, because, I too, unfortunately, learned the hard way. I fell into that abyss of trying to please people and I almost completely destroyed what was the truest thing about myself. I Also I further reiterate that even if you can’t be true to yourself right now for whatever reason, remember that there’s always hope for you later on. 
Maybe right now, presenting as yourself is dangerous. Or, if you where like me, you where surrounding yourself with people who brought it upon themselves to tell you how you should really be.Or maybe you’re just afraid. Any reason you give is OK. Just please, remember to be kind to yourself. 
—Essick

androstyle:

i-dream-of-dapper:

Many of you have wrote in asking about how to deal with friends, family members, and significant others who may not support or understand the way you express yourself. To be honest, I struggle with this as well and it is difficult. 

Unfortunately, people in our lives sometimes feel as though they have a say in how we present ourselves to the world. Whether it’s the clothing you wear, the tattoos and piercings you get, the hair color you chose, or all of the above plus some. I think it’s important to know that those are your choices. Sometimes that is complicated by financial dependency and other negotiations that you and your loved ones have made so… there may be give and take until you can support yourself.

However, when you’re on your own and others disapprove of the way you choose to handle your body just know that you are not alone. There are others out there and we’re figuring it out day by day. Don’t feel like you have to justify yourself to anyone. Don’t change yourself to meet others’ expectations or desires for you. No one knows you like you do. As long as you are happy and healthy, nothing more should matter.

Love yourself, be true to yourself, and the opposing force will seem weaker each day. 

Stay strong,

-Bing

Words of Wisdom from Bing of I Dream of Dapper. I love the honesty in this post. Yes, I realize this is turning into a “it gets better” spiel, I’m but I’m saying it because it’s true. And if you want proof:

Here’s me two years ago presenting femininely: x

Here’s a picture that was taken probably 5-6 months after that picture:

Here’s me last year (where I am now): x

Folks, I’m saying this, because, I too, unfortunately, learned the hard way. I fell into that abyss of trying to please people and I almost completely destroyed what was the truest thing about myself. I Also I further reiterate that even if you can’t be true to yourself right now for whatever reason, remember that there’s always hope for you later on. 

Maybe right now, presenting as yourself is dangerous. Or, if you where like me, you where surrounding yourself with people who brought it upon themselves to tell you how you should really be.Or maybe you’re just afraid. Any reason you give is OK. Just please, remember to be kind to yourself. 

—Essick

Reblogged from androstyle

storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

storyofagayboy:

***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.

For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.

Reblogged from adventuresinslumberland

shmurdapunk:

radicalmuscle:

adriennedoeslife:

fluffysaur:

weirdedout:

ikeapunx:

muji spice book

Traveling with your spice rack is not ideal. This is why Japanese company, Muji, has made a book of spices to make flavoring your food while away from home a little bit easier.

This book from Muji is full of pages that are made of spiced paper, which dissolve from the heat and moisture of cooking. Now that kick of white pepper or red chili is just a tear away. And, since it is compact and perfectly portable, the Muji spice book is ideal for when you’re traveling!

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what!!

Camping level: expert

macindy

I NEED THIS

Reblogged from cherrycancer