49% of transgender people report attempting suicide
my papa (and yes
he still has me call him papa
has scars on his wrists like rivers
like canyons where you can hide
thousands of pink dresses.
my papa, i swear,
he is prettier than me
1/12 transgender people in america are murdered (a conservative estimate)
he lives in ohio where he takes care of his mom,
where he makes all our V8 juice
and he paints his nails in the car after work
and one time, he was pulled over by a state trooper
and his heart nearly stopped.
my papa, he loves to
push boundaries and i worry
that he is destined for the statistics
50% of transgender people report being survivors of violence or abuse related to their gender orientation
when i was 14,
my daddy told me he feels like a girl,
and he cried,
because he thought
i might hate him.
so i kissed his cheek and reminded him
of every time i borrowed his clothes instead of mama’s
and when he turned 53,
i made my daddy a pink cake almost like
the one my granddaddy whooped him for wanting.
and he cried.
my papa, i swear
he is prettier than me.
Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola by Melodie McDaniel
OMG, look at this Jennifer Lawrence trasformation!
WHAT THE FUCk
SHE SHOULD BE A SPY
my mighty boosh gifset broke 1,000
that aint cute