Sometimes M and I have conversations as if I were our cat.
- M: Did you poop outside the box again, Jello?
- chostett: You can't silence me, I'm an innovator!
- M: Jello! You shouldn't innovate when it comes to poop.
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I love stories like this!
I don’t know why I haven’t seen this kickstarter all over tumblr yet.
Basically Catfe is a cat cafe, like the ones in Japan, that is trying to start up in Los Angeles, CA. They’ve already got the OK from LA department of health and LA animal services to start up their business but they need about $350,000 to get started up. At the moment they only have about $4,340.
But the really cool thing is, its not just a cat cafe! They plan to work with local shelters to house social cats, help them get adopted and help spread over all awareness. They also plan to host special events for local nonprofits as a way of giving back to the community, like children with disestablishes or orphanages.
You’d expect that once its started up it would be kind of expensive to get in with the cats right? Nope! They plan on pretty cheap rates!
Go, donate. I would love to see more animal cafes in the United States, especially ones that are socially minded!
I’ve compiled this list of resources to help trans* people like myself. Even if you’re not trans* and/or can’t use any of this, please reblog for the sake of others. Thanks!
The Tumblr Transgender Clothes Exchange
How to Take Measurements
Reflectore Voice Pitch Tracker
The FTM’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Looking Like a Hot Dude
The Male Fashion Fit Guide
AK’s Guide to Suits (this is a drawing guide, but contains useful info)
Throat Exercise to Deepen Voice
Big Brother Binder Repository & Re-Disbursement Program
In a Bind Binder Donations
Underworks Pullover Binders
Les Love Boat Binders, Packers, Underwear, Shoe Lifts, Etc.
Cheap Clasp Binder
Discreet STP Device
Women’s Clothing Terminology
Tucking How-to Guide
Realistic Breast Form Tutorial
The Breast Form Store
Mastectomy Bras with Built In Flap for Breast Forms
How to Contour and Highlight Using Makeup
How to Apply Eyeliner with a Spoon
How to Apply Foundation
How to Apply Blush
How to Apply Eyeshadow
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
IMAlive Online Crisis Network
Transgender Housing Network
National Center for Transgender Equality
Transgender Law Center
Change your Name for Free - Civil Indigent Status (Tumblr post)
Copwatch Infographic Guide
Transgender Surgeons in the U.S.
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
FTM Hormone Guide
FTM Surgery Guide
MTF Hormone Guide
MTF Surgery Guide
Mcalc Gender Neutral Menstruation Calculator
Mental + Support
Online Gender Therapy (can also issue letters of recommendation)
Emotional Baggage Check
School + Education
Trans Student Equality Resources
Study Abroad for GLBT Students
Applying to College as a Non-Binary Trans* Person
Susan’s Place Transgender Resources and Forums
Laura’s Playground Transgender Resources
Huge resource list for trans* folks!
I heard a strange noise coming from my office, so I went to investigate…
are you a trans person needing safe medium to long term housing arrangements? are you in a bad housing situation and need to get out? are you trying to live independently but need to move in with other people to balance costs or for other reasons?
well that’s why…