— Kurt Cobain (via insanity-and-vanity)
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Anonymous said: Hey there Ryan I am a transguy from Truckee and was wondering how much was your top surgery? Was it really expensive or decent price? What surgeon did you go to? Btw love your music!! Thanks for your time :)
I went to Dr. Brownstein in San Francisco and it was $5k which is a pretty low price for top surgery. Thanks!
lgbtadvocate said: Hey dude. I miss you.
I miss you too!!
forevertestosteronemofo said: Can I get more info on the BC pill you mentioned? Like what are the side effects, what do they do, and how much do they cost?
I get the sample packs for free.
They have an extremely low dose of estrogen (I think it’s estrogen, it’s a “female” hormone). I don’t have any side effects from them and never had. The only thing they do is stop my cycle. I haven’t had any regrowth or anything like that.
Anonymous said: I'm not trans but I feel really uncomfortable about having breasts sometimes. It's confusing. Sometimes I'm ok with it but sometimes I really am not. I have a couple tight tanks that I wear and my breasts are basically nonexistent anyways, but I've been thinking about maybe buying a binder. Is it ok for me to bind if I'm cis? Also which binders do you recommend?
Yeah, all types of people bind. There aren’t any rules. I recommend the tri top binders from underworks: http://www.f2mbinders.com
Anonymous said: It's really hard for me to come out to my parents, I'd rather have to come out as gay because they'd KNOW what it means, but adults don't know what "transgender" means and I really wanna start T like now because I just wanna be normal and not get misgendered so I can feel happy with myself but I don't even know how to bring it up or explain it to them.. :/
Maybe you can show them some videos of other trans people? Educate them. That’s how I got my parents to come around. I kept being open and honest with them and educated them about what it was like to be me and what it was like to be trans. I brought other trans people around too so they could see some trans experiences that were happy and successful. Parents often fear that their kid won’t have a happy life because they are LGBTQ. Just be you. Hopefully your parents will come around soon and if they don’t then you can create your own family. Be you! Be strong!
Anonymous said: Hi! :) I really love your songs and your voice and your poems. They are so inspiring to me. I also write music and poetry. it always helps me with my problems. I have depression and anxiety attacks. I also suffer from self harm. not because of any gender or sexuality questions. just because I really hate who I am. I was wondering if you suffer from self harm/depression/anxiety. and If so, any advice one how to overcome it?
Thank you. I’m sorry that you are struggling. I have struggled with many things like that. To be honest I just take it one moment at a time. I try to enjoy where I am in that moment. And I get through it like that. I have a lot of people that I can reach out to for support. I pick up the phone to call friends or people that can help me. I journal or write music to get some negative energy out. I try to turn the negativity into positivity. I’ve struggled a lot with anxiety, especially when I was younger. That’s something that you just have to sit through sometimes. I don’t recommend anxiety meds because they are addicting and dangerous. You just have to learn tools to cope that are positive. Here’s this little thing on what you can do instead of self-harming:
And not that self-harm always relate to suicide but just in case:
the hotlines are on this page.
I hope you get through what you are going through in a positive way. Don’t be afraid to ask friends or loved ones for help. And don’t be afraid to seek outside help. I got a lot of help from some of the teachers in my school when I was in high school. Stay strong. It’s brave of you to reach out.
Anonymous said: Hello. Do you have a video or something I could watch and or read about your life. Like your life story? Not trying to be a creep. Just wanting to know more about you :) your my inspiration for living!
Thank you! I think most of the info you will get about me is through my music and lyrics but I also have youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/xQUEERKIDx
Anonymous said: I've been watching your youtube channel and your music videos are amazing and inspiring. I know I'm just a little fan, but you inspire me a lot. I'm a 5 ft tall artist(henna/pen&ink/meditation art) tomboylgrungey girl with glasses and I think you're adorable and fucking perfect. Anyways sending you positive vibes and keep up the good work man! :3
thank you! :) be well!
Anonymous said: Hi Ryan, I love your videos... I've been watching them for a while now. But I'm in sort of a dysphoric dilemma. I came out to my mom, and she tried to convince me that I was just a butch lesbian, and that I don't REALLY feel like a guy. Then she told me that girls won't look at me as an attractive guy even with the surgeries and hormones because of my height. I'm 4'11 and I think I'm done growing. Do you think that anybody would look at me as unattractive because of my height?
No, I am basically the same height as you and haven’t had someone not like me because of my height. There’s also many short people to date if you want to date someone shorter than you or around the same height. Don’t listen to the crap your mom is saying. She’s probably just saying it out of fear. Just be you and be kind and people will like you. :)