song against sex


On how it sucks to feel trapped in your own body, especially when even your friends don’t understand.
November 15, 2010, 2:21 am
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Here’s an excerpt of a chat with a friend this evening. (We were both feeling angsty and explaining why.)

R: why angsty?
Me: mainly because some of my friends have been posting before/after photos of taking T. :|
R: T?
Me: er, hormones.
R: testosterone?
Me: er, yes.
R:
R: as in recreationally?
R: or for sex change?
Me: noooooooo.
Me: friends who are going to transition or are thinking about it.
R: ah
Me: like, such as.

R: wow.
R: why are your transitioning friends causing you angst?
Me: because i have always wanted boy hips.
R: wanting male hips is not a solid reason to take T
R: it can cause problems with things
R: and also will likely amplify your sex drive times a billion
Me: i wasn’t asking for advice, and i’m not taking T, and i don’t WANT to take T, and i’m not trans but i do experience dysphoria. also, i fucking HAVE no sex drive.
R: sorry, i’m not meaning to be all like forewarning ish or anything
R: i just care, ykno?
R: and one of the side effects of T is increase/development of sex drive, as one of the primary causes of sex drive is testosterone levels.
Me: i sometimes think that bodies suck.

I can’t think about this too long or I’ll get upset, and there are no yadas here to take me out drinking.



Profile: Danielle Ate the Sandwich
October 22, 2010, 11:20 pm
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Danielle Ate the Sandwich is a young singer/songwriter “gifted with an ethereal voice and the talent for writing honest observations of an ordinary world. Her melancholy and often times vulnerable songs are nicely contrasted by her humorous and engaging stage presence. Dubbed ‘Joni Mitchell meets Sarah Silverman,’ Danielle tours nationally, has licensed songs to various tv shows and significantly understands and works new media on a generational level. Denver’s Westword described Danielle as ‘cripplingly enchanting with lyrics telling the story of a generation coming of age in an age of uncertainty.’ And as the postings of 25,000 loyal subscribers to Danielle’s You Tube channel attest, she has rapidly developed an active fanbase who feel Danielle has something to say about what it means to be young in 2010.”

She sings the story of a trans friend:


(guitar version here)

She sings about gendered language:

She sings about a lot of things. Ecosystems, reincarnation, her life. And she covers a crapload of songs I have historically hated, and now (thanks, Danielle) adore.