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    What I would say to people who are unfamiliar with nonbinary identities or who want to be allies to the nonbinary community during Nonbinary Awareness Week (Part 1 maybe???)

    (Image description: 10 images with an off white background, the images are bordered by purple and yellow flowers and green leaves, every image has purple text with information about nonbinary identities above smaller green text that says "Nonbinary Awareness Week 2020".

    The purple text on the images reads:

    1) "To be nonbinary means to have a gender identity outside of the socially constructed male and female binary."

    2) "In other words, a nonbinary person is an individual whose gender identity is neither exclusively or entirely man nor woman."

    3) "Some nonbinary people experience their gender as fluid and changing, some have more than one gender, and others have no gender at all".

    4) "The term nonbinary is only one of the many words that exist to describe genders outside the binary. Other gender identity terms include genderqueer, agender, and genderfluid".

    5) "Nonbinary people are everywhere, we are a part of every community. There are many simple ways to support the nonbinary people in your life".

    6) "Respect a nonbinary person's chosen name, use the correct pronouns, use gender neutral language, and work to make the spaces in your community gender neutral and inclusive."

    7) "There is no one way to be nonbinary and every nonbinary person's experience is unique. Some people medically transition and some do not, some change their names and some do not".

    8) "Many nonbinary people have other marginalized identities as well. Center the voices of multiply marginalized nonbinary people, especially nonbinary people of color and nonbinary disabled people."

    9) "Transphobia and cissexism have harmful impacts on the lives of nonbinary people. Challenge trans and nonbinary exclusionism wherever you encounter them. Silence is complicity."

    10) "Listen to and amplify nonbinary voices. Nonbinary people are the experts on our own lives and experiences.")

    https://t.co/NAgeLCmTl5

    ashley is 1/4 of the way there! please help ❤️

    I will reblog this until the stars burn out……

    tygmaker

    white people are very brave when it comes to terrorizing black children who do not have the power to fight back. and are very surprise when someone comes to their defense.

    I will reblog until I die.

    Please can someone post the story to this.

    @boyomeetsworld

    One of the first books I read in English as a kid, maybe 1 year after I started learning English, was a booklet with a title like, How to Have a Great Time at Summer Camp. I don’t remember the exact title and I know I only picked it up because the other books in English in my school’s library looked way beyond my level, stuff like Austen and Dickens. The summer camp booklet didn’t look too interesting but it was small with simple sentences. I ended up being fascinated with it because it was the most American thing I had ever seen and it felt impossibly exotic

    • all the kids had cool American names like Jill and Mike. One of them at one point talked about the “chipmunks” in the woods near the camp, a mysterious word that didn’t exist in my tiny English dictionary, and for some reason I pictured them as scrawny wolves. I had read Little House on the Prairie so I knew wolves were a major concern for Americans
    • camp “counsellors” were often mentioned, and my pocket English dictionary only defined that word as “psychologue”. I thought it was weird how American summer camps had dozens of psychologists roaming the premises, one for every 5 to 10 kids. That felt like a lot of psychologists
    • I had no idea that the word “pet” could mean “favourite”. When the booklet said one kid might become “the camp counsellor’s pet”, my dictionary helpfully led me to believe it meant that a psychologist would pick one unfortunate kid to be his domestic animal for the summer. Slightly disturbing. I moved on
    • the kids slept in “bunks” and my stupid dictionary only defined this word as “couche”. Which is not wrong, but we would probably say couchette instead, or better yet lits superposés, and couche is also our word for diaper so you can see why I continued being deeply intrigued by every new detail I learnt in this booklet. American kids are excited about camp because they get to sleep in diapers
    • I had never encountered the word “baseball” before but managed to guess it was some kind of sport, but when the booklet mentioned the “baseball diamond” (in the context of a kid saying the baseball diamond was big) I of course assumed it was an actual diamond that you could win if you won a game of baseball at camp. For some reason I had a debate with a classmate over the plausibility of this. I say for some reason because I didn’t really question the wolves or the psychologists with their human pets. A diamond though? Doubt. I just remember that we were queueing up for lunch and I was like “What do you think?” and my friend said hesitantly, “Maybe if it’s a small diamond?” and I insisted “No! The book says it’s big!”
    • among the basic items the book said every kid should bring to camp were “batteries”. I didn’t bother looking up that word in my dictionary seeing as it’s the same in French. I didn’t know it was a false friend, and I was impressed to learn that most American kids own a drum set and bring it to camp as an essential item
    • on the same page, in the list of things every kid should put in their suitcase for summer camp, another item was “comic books”. I wasn’t sure what those were since in French we call them BD, but basing myself on the word “comic” I assumed they were books of jokes and puns. I loved learning that in the US all kids bring humour anthologies to summer camp, presumably because they worry about running out of funny things to say. I thought American kids sounded nervous and sweet. But also really cool, because of all the drums

    For my followers with (any sort of) triggers–

    <>Tumblr has allowed filtered tags for a while, but now they offer filtered post content too.

    So you can filter out posts with certain words or phrases in the text even if no one tagged it, which is fantastic. I started using it yesterday and it’s already helped me avoid 5 different posts that wouldn’t have been caught by the filtered tags.

    Go to “Account,” then “Settings,” and it will be in the Filtering section right under “Filtered Tags”

    For any of my followers who might need this.

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