I DID IT

IT’S DONE! IT’S COMPLETE AND ENTIRELY ACCURATE AND DONE!

I feel SO GOOD! Like I just had a cancerous organ removed from my body! I could tap dance if I didn’t have to finish my research paper.

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Gender Dysphoria

  1. the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex.
    “It feels like a performance.  Like every moment of every day of your entire lifeyou are reading from a script that you only half-understand.  Like you are playing a part in a stage production where everyone else has their lines flawlessly memorized but you have forgotten what your character was supposed to do and say.

    It feels like a part of you is caged, locked away inside, and is howling to be released.  Like you have voluntarily shoved your arms into shackles and your neck in a collar, which cannot be removed.  Like every natural instinct is hobbled and restricted and micromanaged.  Like you must fight every natural urge whether big or small every moment, from your posture to your voice to your facial expressions to your career choices and romantic relationships.

    It’s like being both puppetmaster and marionette.  Like viewing the world from behind the eyeslit of a suit of armor; one crafted by your own hand.  Forever set apart from the world and everyone in it.  Knowing that the world finds interacting with the puppet more enjoyable than ever knowing the puppeteer.  Knowing that showing your true self means risking every relationship you’ve ever had, whether private or public; professional or personal. Hiding even the knowledge of that irony from everyone around you on a daily basis.

    It is torture.”

Genders to focus on

Genders to focus on:

Binary cisgender: have all info on rlly. it’s standard

binary trans: http://www.glaad.org/transgender/transfaq

non-binary/genderqueer: http://nonbinary.org/wiki/FAQ

agender: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderqueer, http://www.autostraddle.com/five-things-you-should-know-about-your-agender-acquaintance-230899/

gender fluid: http://nonbinary.org/wiki/Genderfluid

third gender: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_gender

diversity of race in children’s media

“In fact there weren’t really many African cartoon shows for kids. Children in Africa are watching imported cartoons that have nothing to do with them when it comes to ethnic and cultural issues.” But Bino and Fino isn’t just a good choice for African kids. It portrays a positive image of Africa for all kids. “Young children are constantly being bombarded with negative and patronizing images of Africa, and generally by the time they are around ten, they have already formed a negative impression about the continent,” Waziri says in the same interview. “So it’s best to start when they are young and give them positive images of the continent.

http://www.incultureparent.com/2013/09/7-diverse-childrens-cartoons-where-the-main-character-isnt-the-standard-white-one/

http://livemocha.com/blog/2012/09/10/10-ways-cartoons-help-kids-learn-about-different-cultures/

NOTABLE shows/characters

The Legend of Korra and Avatar:The last airbender are diverse in their shows not only with race and setting, but they incorporate different cultures (Such as the Tibetan Air Nomads that the main character is a part of, circumpolar Inuit and Sireniki Eskimo of the Water Tribes, China, with Korean and Japanese influences with the Earth Kingdom, and the Fire nation with Japan, South Asia and Southeast Asia, along with its government reflecting Imperial japan .) This show has had a massive popularity and reflected strongly on children (I have vivid memories of having schoolground-wide Avatar Battles(I was a waterbender BTW))

http://goo.gl/BYH0Rd

Queer Characters in children’s media

E.J and Sue Randell from Clarence (first appeared in Jeff Wins December 4, 2014)vlcsnap-2015-01-14-01h12m34s139

Ruby and Saphire from Steven Universe (First appearance Jail Break March 12, 2015) (Confirmed in an interview)

Mr.Nipp (corrected in Boom’s Mickey Mouse Classics hardcover March 9, 2010) http://goo.gl/vSwXt0

Unnamed Gay couple from Clarence (appearance Neighborhood Grill oct.23 2014) http://goo.gl/bPX3EI

Korra and Asami from The Legend of Korra (Confirmed by creators) http://goo.gl/LKczBU

Family in Frozen