"This bullshit rent has people tied to abusive relationships for their whole lives sometimes because they can't be homeless with kids and they can't afford housing without their abuser. Almost every time you ask someone who's being abused why they don't just leave, they'll tell you "Where would I go? I don't have the money." n/4
On trans bodies +
I love trans bodies and I really love being a part of a community that celebrates trans bodies.
This is really the only place where I can find the kind of transgressive joy that comes from posting a nude and instead of being met with awkwardness, revulsion, fetishization or silence, I am met by warmth, love, appreciation and kindness.
And I get to see that experience repeated when people post their nudes again and again and again.
Don’t ever forget how powerful that is.
one of the ways i let myself and other people down is when i forget how strong i am. and that was even before now. i'm so much stronger.
but if you forget how strong you are, if you believe you're weak, it keeps you from being your best for yourself and others. you deny yourself access to your own strength.
if you've made it this far you're probably stronger than you think. it's a good possibility to keep your mind open to when you're afraid.
Bodies and clothes, body image ~
This is only tangential to Mads' thread about bodies, but we lost something specific when clothing became mass produced instead of made to order, you can really internalize the idea that you're too short/fat/etc for "normal" clothes
It's a shame to hear people say they just need to lose 10 pounds to make things fit, when the shapes you can cut fabric into are easily changeable, but the idea that you are wrong and the clothes are right is pervasive
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