Where can you find me:
TRANS MEN: TESTOSTERONE IS NOT BIRTH CONTROL.
I'm seeing an alarming number of boys and young men entering our online spaces scared and confused because they might be pregnant. Due to testosterone stopping their menstrual cycle, they believed it was impossible for them to get pregnant — thus they were not as cautious and safe as they otherwise would have been while with their partner.
**If you have not had a hysterectomy, you can potentially get pregnant while on testosterone.**
There are trans men several years on T who will report abruptly having their cycle again after not having one for 1-3 years. It's possible. Improbable, but possible.
You need to continue practicing safe sex even while on T.
nonwhite, non-cishet dads (boost to find dads)
thrilled with the influx of new users dads.cool has had over the last week since we moved to a new server and added local-only posting. However, there’s not the level of diversity in our ranks that I’d hope for.
If you know a dad who is a person of color and/or is non-het/has a non-cis male gender identity, my DMs are open for invites! Enjoy a helpful and friendly local for privately discussing parenting.
PS: Moms can be dads
finances, begpost I guess
Welp, I made £2762.27 in income in the 2018/19 tax year, which is less than half my share of rent. All that free sheet music I put online? currently subsidised, very heavily, by my spouse -- the one currently looking for work.
If you earned enough to cover your expenses and want to help me get closer to solvency for the 2019/20 tax year, please see http://www.artsyhonker.net/support for ways to do so.
I try to create musical stuff for Christmas gifts. This past year, I had the idea for a multimedia art piece. I finished the music for it, but the visual side of it was never really finished.
Today, I decided to release the music to the art project. It's instrumental Christmas music, but a little experimental and very electronic.
Adhering to the idea that respecting another person’s basic humanity is the baseline for engagement is only ‘political’ if you’re a hateful piece of shit.
It’s one of the most basic tenants of being a decent person. It’s not that complicated.
The wild part is how many people struggle with the basics in this space and demand we ‘negotiate’ with their hate and toxicity.
begpost, update, boost are appreciated
My cards didn’t come in the mail, which means my accounts are still frozen. Right now I’ve been surviving on donations viva Paypal and etc, to be able to feed myself. If anyone is feeling generous, my links are down below.
UK pol / important and fast
Note that this is a classic racist gambit the Tories are pulling. They're relying on anti-Traveller prejudice to propose a law change that would have large negative consequences for that community and also the tidy and intended side effect of making all occupation protests and squats into criminal matters.
Don't let them get away with this. The form can take less than a minute if you don't comment and like 5 if you do.
I probably mention it a lot, but it's almost that time of the year. #fawm
February Album Writing Month
14 songs in 28 days, and this year we have an extra day.
The goal isn't to release an album, so much as to create the demos that can sell the songs to your bandmates so you can finish the songs.
There's a lot of single-being bands. Sometimes there's a cat on a synthesizer. There's pure instrumentalists and pure lyricists.
But most of all, lots of friendly people.
Okay it's been a while since I've asked for donations but:
I'm about out of ink from the last round y'all bought me, for printing up pro-union materials, and now I would like to print out some materials to raise awareness of this businessperson's preadatory behavior, since I live between two of his most profitable locations.
If you can, please consider donating to one of the methods listed at https://emsenn.net/support/
First order for musical equipment for the year 2020 has been placed.
I've backed the "Orba" project on Kickstarter. For my use-case, it just looked too compelling. It's a hand-held multi-instrument designed for quickly writing songs. $89 USD + $6 for shipping.
White supremacy isn't delegated to right wing ideologies. It's not something that the left is free from and above. It is ever present because we currently exist within a world that is dominated and shaped by white settler colonialism. It shapes our culture and individual worldview so absolutely that just because you read black revolutionaries and go to marches every once in a while, or share stories of police violence, that does not mean you have killed the racist in your head.
My first ever label released album is out today \o/ LOOK AT ME MOM I'M A REAL ARTIST PERSON NOW!
Help finding depictions of positive masculinity in media, Please boost
Hey, so it's not too difficult to find games, movies, comics, etc that specifically depict powerful female protagonists and/or trans women because these works tend to specifically be labeled as such.
I have a friend, who is a trans man, that's trying to find works that depict inspiring male role models. He's trying to find works to better help him understand positive masculinity. Does anyone have any ideas?
I'm old. I have kids. I'm never lewd.
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