Here's a bunch of outfit photos from recently and not so recently. I've slowed down on posting since I decided to write image descriptions! So tonight I'm going to chuck all of these up and add the image description tomorrow when I'm on a computer and can actually see my pictures.
I didn't participate in any Invasion Day protest marches this year. My mental health wasn't up to it on the day and it's not something you can take a raincheck on. So I decided that instead I would donate to an Indigenous charity the amount I would have earned if I had worked that day. It's taken me long enough to do it, but here it is. I'm posting this not because I believe I should be lauded for it but because I believe it is important to visibly stand with those who have to stand up for their rights, and it's not enough to do so only for the issues that directly affect me. I am white and have never experienced any kind of persecution or disadvantage due to my skin colour or cultural practices. Most (if not all) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders cannot say the same and for that reason I try my pitiful best to be on their side, say no to the celebration of a day filled with pain and loss, and offer what I can to assist in their never-ending fight to be treated as the wonderful people they are. [Image description: A screenshot of a website shows a photo of three children smiling at the camera. There is text saying We thank you for your charitable donation that will help Wunan to keep its unique and far reaching programs moving forward. Helping to change the lives of Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley costs money. Much of this is provided by government through its many agencies and variety of programs that Wunan and other organisations deliver. Innovation however goes largely unfunded and Wunan believes that real progress needs creative, “out of the box” solutions that will have a transforming impact on the lives of the Aboriginal people.] #invasionday #australiaday #wunan
In February I came out on Instagram as nonbinary and introduced myself (with a name I have now chosen as a middle name, not a first name). However, in my real life I was not out. Now I am going to introduce myself again, having coming out officially and changed my name. Hi, I'm Raine. I haven't officially changed my gender because there's no option for nonbinary. I'm transgender. I'm nonbinary, asexual and panromantic. I think of myself as queer. I prefer to go by they/them pronouns. Changing your name on all your documents is a massive pain. It's worth it though. I'm going to have to keep coming out over and over again because I look like a woman. That is pretty disheartening but I will do it. Coming out the first time was super scary - there are a number of people in my life for whom a nonbinary person is not welcome. But now it's done and I have more courage to keep coming out, though it's still scary. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: Raine stands sideways and looks up at the camera with a neutral expression. They have no makeup on. They are wearing a dark green t-shirt. Their chest is flatter than usual because of wearing a binder. The room is quite dark and the back of Raine is quite shadowed.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #transgender #nonbinary #queer #asexual #ace #panromantic #pan #transmasculine #transmasc #trans #comingout #newname #binding #afab #nofilter #introduction
Okay this is a stupid post but I used a bidet for the first time today in the *super* fancy building I had an appointment in. It was so weird! I don't think I'm a fan. It had a seat warmer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: there is a toilet with the lid closed. To the side sits the control panel for the bidet.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #toilet #bidet #sofancy #soweird