Monday, June 22, 2009

Boi's Night In

I have been overall pretty pleased and excited with everything happening in Chicago. However, with the warm weather, I am definitely feeling a little tranny-boy withdrawl. Where's a boy supposed to find lazer tag partners? So I have decide to host the first BOi's Night In at the Cunt Collective. Spread the word if you know any transmasculine folk in Chi-town...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tshirt brainstorming

I'm working on a few tshirts. One will be a kink shirt, one will be a trans masculine pride shirt, and one will be an anarchist shirt. They all will be using words in order to draw out different identifiable symbols.

So I am in the process of brainstorming transmasculine gender identities. SO far I have: aggresive, stud, butch, boi, trannie boy, trannie fag, transman, genderqueer, genderfuck, Tomboy, gender variant, androdyke... you got more?

(Just a reminder that all images I create and post on this blog are property of me)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chicago youth center: A new chapter

I have begun interning at a queer youth center in Chicago that will go unnamed, and I am presuming that most of my posts will be looking at the issues the center and the youth who access the center are dealing with.

I am working with mostly African American gay men and trans women. They are largely homeless and experiencing all sorts of violence that comes with that. I've fallen in love with them already. It's so intense, but I'm in a great place personally, so I feel fortified to deal with it all.

Some of the center's attitudes towards youth are problematic. It is supposed to be dedicated to anti-oppression, but of course it fails this charge sometimes. While there are some radical elements in the center, it is overall pretty progressive in nature. You can look forward to me posting in length about those grievances as they come up.