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    How Presentation Affects Representation - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 56

    📺 - tinyurl.com/6cyw8k39

    🗣 - "Taylor Lakhryst was an undecided voter who participated in a #CBC program called Face to Face during last year's federal election campaign. While being on the show gave her a chance to ask questions of a party leader, she felt CBC's production choices spoiled the experience by making her appear inept and powerless."

    ❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

    👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived experience as a #trans woman!

    📺 - A new episode gets uploaded every week! - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr2CrTrMJaIzM7ETpDxpMcGHhJ1TPxPq4

    ‼️ - Get engaged!

    ➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content ! - www.youtube.com/TaylorLakhryst

    ✉️ - #Comment w/ thoughts & questions!

    👍🏻 - Please like & #Share !

    🔖 - Bookmarks!

    "While you expressed #Gratitude for the #Opportunity to provide visibility on the subject of abuse toward the 2SLBGTQIA+ #Community , you felt that #CBC made choices which diluted your appearance. It left you feeling, if not misrepresented, then underrepresented."

    It feels as if #CBC chose to represent me as what I interpret as inept, powerless, and stuck with candy-coated concerns because who I am isn't palatable enough for Canadians who can't cope that #people such as myself strive to inspire and create #change .

    #social platforms highlighted my segment as being of the utmost importance on an issue that had not been placed front and centre in the campaign until my appearance.

    I continued to focus much of my argument on the treatment of my introductory video. I emphasized how problematic it was that this video highlighted "my love for #Sports and karaoke" while omitting more substantive #Comments about the importance of placing responsibility for bigotry and hate-based abuse on the abusers rather than the victims.

    "I'm an undecided voter because" and "Let's be #leaders …" were extracted from two completely different sections of what I provided. #CBC created that line and not me, and I'm not sure if that is conducive to "accuracy."

    "You stated that you followed all the directives given to you in advance by producers, yet you were the only one of the four participants given less than 40 seconds of airtime."

    "You also reiterated that #CBC exercised poor judgment when it failed to include your exchange about pronouns with #ErinOToole .”

    #CBC watered me down and presented me with the safest, most palatable and most comfortable image they could build based on the information I provided.

    "Your complaint is, first and foremost, a reminder that the stories journalists tell are not really "theirs." They are the stories of real #people with real lives, ambitions, and concerns."

    Journalistic Standards and Practices covers much ground regarding ethical #Journalism but doesn't cover specific circumstances.

    "There is more debate to be had about editing your introductory video … it's clear that those producers took two risks with your video."

    "On your frustration that the #question you asked on the show was "negotiated," … I worried it meant that programmers were forcing you to ask the questions that they wanted."

    🔗 - Links!

    How Presentation Affects Representation - tinyurl.com/yc26c89x

    Your Friends Appreciate a Random Check-In Call or Text More Than You Realize - tinyurl.com/3hbad7au

    What four undecided voters asked #ErinOToole | Face to Face 2021 - tinyurl.com/2p8ntybn

    #Media and #Journalism are transphobic. I was on #CBC News: The National Face to Face - tinyurl.com/5yfc9a65

    #Canada Voted In Favour of Policing Women's Bodies! - tinyurl.com/56b67cr9

    Is there anything that #people expect you to be good at but are very bad at? - tinyurl.com/br4j293z

    #CBC News: The National | #ErinOToole , Alberta's deadly COVID-19 surge, TIFF returns - tinyurl.com/4mvaemvy

    👀 - Create #change !  

    📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - act.newmode.net/action/hirewheller/csr

    📣 - You can #help ! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers & isolated victims.

    📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people ! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence & oppression!

    💻 - Connect!

    @HireWheller: A grassroots group to #help the 2SLGBTQIA+ #Community overcome often-minimized struggles.

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/hirewheller

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HireWheller-103322085282334

    #Twitter : https://twitter.com/HireWheller?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

    TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

    Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

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    Toby T.
    Toby T. @allegretto
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    Using Small Moments of Joy to Counter Depression as a Nonbinary Person

    Lately, I’ve been feeling a lot like the world is on fire all around me. As such, it feels foolish to continue to engage in “normal,” daily life while there are threats to democracy, threats to trans rights, threats to the lives of our most vulnerable populations, threats to women’s rights. Everything feels uncertain and, a lot of the time, terrifying. When all we are surrounded by are news headlines that never seem to share good news, it is absolutely understandable that the world feels unbearable. Depression feeds on these feelings. So does anxiety. It’s little wonder that depression has been worsening in the United States and elsewhere over the past several years; in 2019, 8.5% of adults in the United States reported symptoms of major depression. By late 2020 into early 2021, that rate rose to over 30%; as of April 2022, that has fallen to 22% of adults, which is still much higher than pre-pandemic. Anxiety is similarly high in adults in the United States; in late 2020 and early 2021, 37% of adults were experiencing symptoms of anxiety. As of April 2022, that has decreased to around 27%, which again, is higher than pre-pandemic numbers. I, too, have been struggling with depression and anxiety. Fear for the future – and fear of the future – is rife with the lack of stability that the past two years have embodied. But then, taking a step back a little, I’ve realized that even amidst the darkness and hopelessness, even when I feel like I have lost control of my life and the world, when I realize how little power I actually wield… I still hold more power than I realize. It takes strength to continue to rejoice in the mundane things in life, and to hold onto that small flame of hope. It takes courage to allow yourself to become immersed in small experiences. To release the fear and worry about the future, even if just for a moment. I call these “small rebellions” — ways of reclaiming our joy even in the midst of terrible world events that feel all-encompassing and insurmountable. Sometimes, it feels that the world doesn’t want us to reclaim our joy, especially as a part of a marginalized population. As a trans and nonbinary person, I am absolutely frightened about the future. But I also know that I — and anyone else who wants to make change in this country and this world as a whole — will not be able to do so without taking care of ourselves amidst the stress, the looming “what ifs,” and the lack of answers from anyone who appears to be in control. Some ways that I have been working to find my joy include dyeing my hair, making fancy coffees at home, testing new flavors of tea (or new brands of tea), cooking, reading books that ignite my passion in one way or another, trying new hobbies, immersing myself in hobbies I already enjoy like writing and drawing, taking time to talk with friends, practicing mindfulness, learning how to meditate, learning a new language, finding ways to move that I enjoy (walking, dancing, gardening), listening to music that I love as well as finding new artists to enjoy, going for hikes in nearby parks, taking photos of scenery/plants/animals, and planning tattoo designs for the future. Some may call these things frivolous in light of how dark the world feels now. But for me — they anchor me, not just to who I am as a person, not just to who I want to be as a person, but also to the world that I want our world to be. I want this to be a world where we all can love the things and people we love without inhibition. Where we can feel safe enough—all of us—to engage in our hobbies and follow our passions and live our lives free of fear. Where we are not limited by our gender, our skin color, our sexuality, our age, or our able-bodied-ness. So find ways to take back your joy. Find ways to rejoice in your life. Find ways to engage in these small rebellions, because while each individual rebellion may be small, as a whole, they are still mighty.

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    Please help me come up with a gender neutral outfit for my friend’s interview

    Hi! So firstly, I hope everyone is doing ok <3 so,="" i="" have="" a="" friend="" and="" they’re="" non="" binary="" they="" to="" do="" an="" interview="" thing="" for="" university="" as="" part="" of="" their="" course.="" the="" problem="" is="" are="" being="" marked="" (partly)="" on="" appropriate="" dress="" attire="" but="" really="" struggling="" because="" basically="" all="" women="" seem="" be="" wearing="" dresses="" high="" heels="" men="" suits="" stuff.="" don’t="" want="" wear="" suit="" feel="" comfortable="" in="" that="" certainly="" wanna="" or="" heels.="" if="" anyone="" has="" any="" suggestions="" what="" could="" which="" more="" gender="" neutral="" option="" it="" would="" greatly="" appreciated!="" thank="" you!!="" #nonbinary

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    I’m getting tired of fighting against people’s prejudice

    I’m non binary and the way I dress, plus the piercings and tattoos I choose to wear, the ones that help me express who I am, cause me a constant negative judgment from people.
    I’m a teacher and the places where I work won’t allow me any opportunities because of this, regardless of the positive feedback I’ve received for the last four years
    At the beginning I stood up and spoke about it to my boss, but now I feel like I’m doomed to deal with it and just accept that, as long as I look like this, I’ll have to accept that treatment.
    #Anxiety #nonbinary #Discrimination #Prejudice #Tattoos #piercings

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    I've been doing a combo of talk therapy, EMDR, and a type of therapy called internal family systems. This combination of treatment, plus my own personal work, is really helping me to embrace who I am. I feel like I am finally getting somewhere. I am also dating again too.... it's exciting, scary, and awesome. I am feeling so many feelings. I am also, with select people in my life, trying out they/them pronouns, possibly even a new name! This journey is not easy, and I know there are others in this group that may relate. It's hard to have mental illness and deal with identity challenges, trauma, disability, etc, all at once! But we got this. I believe in you, and I am finally starting to believe in me.

    I identify as queer in my sexuality as well as ace spectrum. I identify as non-binary and trans-masc in my gender identity. I am learning to embrace ALL sides of myself!

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