June 20, 2014
Yanis Marshall And His High-Heeled Boys Slay The World To Beyoncé Megamix: WATCH - NewNowNext @NewNowNext

kamicokrolock:

letterstomycountry:

If you want to watch three bearded men absolutely destroy a complex dance choreography routine in high heels, this link is for you.

I don’t know about anyone else but I find men who wear heels to be incredibly attractive. 

Historically heels were standard menswear as well, so why not.

LTMC: Confession: I cross-dressed last year for Halloween and I had a blast doing it.  I went all-in: I wanted to look as much like a real girl as possible.  

To be perfectly honest, it was liberating.  Gender roles are pretty strict when it comes to appropriate dress for men and women, so it was kind of cool to be able to have a “feminine” experience in that sense. Things like learning how to wear make-up, how to select clothing to hide some of my “unflattering” contours, how to walk in heels, and so on.  It was fun.  And I enjoyed being able to break out of the “masculinity bubble” for a night.  I even fooled a couple people, which I was pretty proud of.  I’d also be lying if I didn’t like the way my eyes looked with a little bit of eye-liner.

On a slightly more serious note, I also had a lot of eye-opening experiences while shopping in women’s clothing stores and women’s sections of department stores to put my outfit together.  I definitely noticed the uncomfortable stares, customers avoiding me, odd looks from staff members, and so on.  It was almost like a crash course in gender policing and homophobia/transphobia.  Even though I consider myself fairly progressive when it comes to acknowledging that sort of discrimination, it’s a very different thing to be aware of something in the abstract, and to experience it directly.  It made me glad that I decided to do it, because it helped me more deeply appreciate what many people in the LGBT community have to cope with every day.

I guess the bottom line is that I’d totally be ok with a world where men can wear “feminine” clothing or wear make-up and nobody gave a damn (same in reverse for women, of course).  The gender binary is stifling.  And we’d all be happier if everybody could find it in themselves to just stop giving a damn about it.

June 19, 2014
Yanis Marshall And His High-Heeled Boys Slay The World To Beyoncé Megamix: WATCH - NewNowNext @NewNowNext

If you want to watch three bearded men absolutely destroy a complex dance choreography routine in high heels, this link is for you.

June 8, 2014
"Life is brutal. But it’s also beautiful. Brutiful, I call it. Life’s brutal and beautiful are woven together so tightly that they can’t be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty."

Glennon

7:37pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZMMjnx1IAKc2a
  
Filed under: lifestyle 
June 8, 2014
"For now- the armor I wear comes in the form of cosmetic bottles from a department store. Since the armor I used to wear came in the form of vodka bottles from the ABC store- I call this progress. One day, the only armor I’ll need between me and the world will be a cup of tea and a smile. That day is not today, but it’s coming. I’m extremely patient with myself, so I can wait."

Glennon

6:06pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZMMjnx1I9tazd
  
Filed under: lifestyle 
June 6, 2014
awwww-cute:

Unorthodox but still cute- infant predator

LTMC: You are not as cool as this kid.

awwww-cute:

Unorthodox but still cute- infant predator

LTMC: You are not as cool as this kid.

May 30, 2014
"

IN STERLING RUBY’S 2009 video installation, “The Masturbators,” male porn stars jack off alone. Recently, while interviewing him for an unrelated magazine piece, I asked Ruby what it was like to work with the men. He told me that when the porn stars came in, they were mostly full of bluster, like—you want me to what? That’s it? Ruby nodded. Then watched as, one by one, the professionals couldn’t finish the job. Some of them broke down, almost crying. One screamed repeatedly to turn off the camera. Another got so upset he threatened to break down the door between him and the smaller man, the artist, and beat him up.


Ruby said a smart thing: that it was embarrassing to be a man, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. He also said he thought the US porn industry, a phrase I can’t tell if he meant synecdochically, was cruel for telling men to come on command. I agreed, but I also thought the men broke down in their small white rooms, one at a time in front of one camera, because they’d never before had to be the lone objects of a gaze. And, lacking the feminized receptacle without which the dick can’t exist, they began to feel, for perhaps the first time in while, the embarrassment of just being human.

"

Sarah Nicole Prickett

May 29, 2014
"When our lives revolve around someone, they don’t just stop revolving around them even if all that’s left is the grief and pain that comes with their memory. Because you loved them, there will always be parts of them that linger. The memories that are impressed on the places you went and the things you said and the songs you listened to will remain. We all eventually find ourselves standing in the checkout line, hearing one of those songs come on and realizing that all of a sudden, we’re revolving around them again. And maybe we never stopped."

Brianna West

I was hung up on an ex for a long time once.  We ran in the same circles and it was hard for us to avoid each other, so the break-up wasn’t particularly clean.  It led to a lot of complicated emotions.  It was one of those “I hate you, but if you asked me to come back, I would in a second” kind of situations.  

At the time, I’d been working at a gas station.  On one particular shift, one of the regulars came in and we started chatting, and the topic turned to relationships.  I mentioned how I thought it was weird that I could still be experiencing emotional feedback from a relationship that ended nearly two years prior.  His response was: “two years?  Try twenty.  Have you met my ex-wife?”  

My ex and I get along great now, and the bitterness of our breakup is ancient history.  But occasionally, I do feel drawn to her in that “old and familiar” way.  I guess finding a way to negotiate the emotional tension that arises when you find yourself revolving around “the parts of them that linger” is just part of growing up, and learning to love in a more mature fashion.

May 22, 2014

Pittman High School Talent Rally Competition

Watch for the MJ impersonator at the end.  He kills it.

May 20, 2014
wearethe15percent:

Andrew and Victoria - Dallas, TX

LTMC: A lovely photo to start your afternoon.

wearethe15percent:

Andrew and Victoria - Dallas, TX

LTMC: A lovely photo to start your afternoon.

May 6, 2014
"My only regret is that
I didn’t tell enough people
to fuck off."

My 92 year old grandma (via hicktownprincess)

LTMC: This is fantastic.

(Source: lule-bell, via progressivefriends)

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