For any trans people who need to hear this:
Your body is beautiful. You're worthy of being desired, if that's something you want.
Whether you choose to transition (and in whatever direction you want), and wherever you are in that process -- you're seen, you are believed, and I'm proud to be your sibling.
When you look in the mirror, you deserve to hear, "Hey, Beautiful." If you don't hear it in your voice, hear it in mine.
Your strength is incredible. You come from a long tradition of transgender people, stretching back to the earliest days of humanity.
Let the haters shout into the void. You don't need to. The Void already loves you. ✨
(cis people please boost)
I delivered a paper at the Leeds IMC on Monday (Medieval Food Porn, for those what care ...) (IMC = International #Medieval Congress)
I was, I confess, a bit nervous. It's been a while since I gave a presentation at an academic conference. It was ... alright. It rekindled a bit of love for the medieval.
trans Romans talk
Genucius: 77BCE court case - denying them a legacy because they were a gallus and therefore “neither man nor woman”. (Technically, recognition for non-binary gender in Roman law.)
When you receive a commission asking: 'Please could you paint a Friday night at pub kicking out time, with all the fights, kebabs, and throwing up in gutters, but in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry?'
A fine example of what I can only describe as avant-Romanesque by Jim'll Paint It.
Make your move while the AI-generated Bachelorette contestants are still available!
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.