A new trans-only swimming group is starting this Friday 19th October in conjunction with Out to Swim. The session is for any trans people aged 18 and over who would like to swim in a safe environment. There are individual, gender-neutral changing cubicles and private group changing for trans people.
There is exclusive use of the pool for this trans group, with blinds to ensure privacy.
Clapham Leisure Centre
Clapham Manor Street
London SW4 6DB (Map)
Nearest tube: Clapham North
Friday 19th October 8PM - 10PM
(And every other Friday after that up until November 30th).
£7 per person per session.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more info. Some low-income places may be available.
The Madness Vase
The nutritionist said I should eat root vegetables.
Said if I could get down thirteen turnips a day
I would be grounded, rooted.
Said my head would not keep flying away
to where the darkness lives.
The psychic told me my heart carries too much weight.
Said for twenty dollars she’d tell me what to do.
I handed her the twenty. She said, “Stop worrying, darling.
You will find a good man soon.”
The first psycho therapist told me to spend
three hours each day sitting in a dark closet
with my eyes closed and ears plugged.
I tried it once but couldn’t stop thinking
about how gay it was to be sitting in the closet.
The yogi told me to stretch everything but the truth.
Said to focus on the out breath. Said everyone finds happiness
when they care more about what they give
than what they get.
The pharmacist said, “Lexapro, Lamicatl, Lithium, Xanax.”
The doctor said an anti-psychotic might help me
forget what the trauma said.
The trauma said, “Don’t write these poems.
Nobody wants to hear you cry
about the grief inside your bones.”
But my bones said, “Tyler Clementi jumped
from the George Washington Bridge
into the Hudson River convinced
he was entirely alone.”
My bones said, “Write the poems.”
Ben & Jerry’s announced Tuesday that it is renaming one of its flavours to support the proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in the UK. By changing the name of its Oh! My! Apple Pie! ice cream to Apple-y Ever After, the company is hoping to raise awareness of the importance of the issue. In 2009, Ben & Jerry’s renamed their famous Chubby Hubby to Hubby Hubby to celebrate same-sex marriage being legalized in their home state of Vermont.
RAISE EM UP RIGHT
Picture: Drawing of a small blonde girl, smiling with her mouth open, in the style of 1950s advertising. Text next to her reads ‘Mommy, I want to help smash the racist, homophobic, patriarchal bullshit paradigm too.’. Under the text there is a female symbol with a fist.
Shit Cosmo Says
All of these ideas/quotes/questions were taken straight from the pages of magazines who claim to represent British adults - that terrifies us. How capable are we, as a society, to start laying down rules and ideas for children’s sexual education when we accept trickery, manipulation and miscommunication as the norm for our sex lives and relationships?
There will be a srs bsns blog post up about our views on the Capitalist hijacking of our sex education once the Tumblr is up and running. For now, enjoy our faces doing silly things!
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Also, check out Ludi’s bloody brilliant blog and a wonderful article that she wrote about all this jazz:
2011: A Big Box of Highlights
What’s in your Big Box of 2011?
Send guest vlogs with your highlights to firstname.lastname@example.org to be uploaded this Wednesday!
Articles about SlutWalk’s exclusion of the experiences of black feminists:
Happy 2011 everyone! xxxx
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