“Harry is very sensitive. He wants to talk but doesn’t want to make conversation. You have to do all the talking. He just wants a bit of company. He’s always worried about his mum. They’re all quite tight but Harry’s a little bit of a loner. He has a hell of a way about him. He’s a very charming individual. Everyone who meets him notices that. All the guys are lovely individually but Harry does have a certain something about him that separates him. No-one ever has a bad word to say about him. He gets a lot of attention from girls. Harry is a charmer… a smooth operator.” –Andy about Harry in the Sunday Mirror
Rust Lake, Alaska | A. Andis
The calm before the storm
Photographer - Tatiana Shchennikova
Model: Julia Vokueva
For NoFloorDance School, St. Petersburg, 2014
SHE’S MADE OF OUTER SPACE- A mix for a lonely astronaut and her alien girlfriend or maybe a stargazing girl and the girl who gazes back or the woman in the moon and and the daughter of the earth. It’s about space lesbians, okay? [listen]
reverse werewolves. wolves that turn into confused but excited humans every month at the full moon and run around doing weird human stuff until they wake up the next day in the middle of an office with a suit loosely draped over their wolf form
Honestly what I’m getting from these stills is that the plot of Steal My Girl features Harry and Liam as bourgeois poachers and Louis, Niall and Zayn as roguish renegade animal rights activists?? Danny Devito is Harry’s conniving stepfather who sends Liam and Harry to ‘take care of’ those meddling environmentalists?? And somehow they all end up learning about the beauty of the natural world and destroy poaching through the power of love and sick harmonies?? ‘My Girl’ is actually mother nature???
if you identify as cis but haven’t actually taken time to sit down and examine and analyze your gender identity, it’s probably time to do that otherwise you’ve just given in to society forcing a significant part of your identity upon you.
if someones comfortable with their gender identity to the point that its not even on their mind then theres no need for them to analyse it
as someone who basically identifies as cis i think it’s very much important to examine your gender identity. it might lead to small things: e.g. after i did that i stopped shaving because i realized that i wasn’t doing it for myself. further, i’ve stopped seeing my own face as a gendered thing and this makes it easier for me to be respectful of the identities of others, and easier to be happy with the meatsack i live in. i think that it’s very important for cis people to consider what aspects of gendered existence we hold sacred. peeing in a segregated space? if so, why? i mean this is exactly the kind of question trans communities have been trying to get us to deal with forever and i think that answering it on a cultural level will come with exactly the type of introspection that OP is asking for.
some of the best advice i’ve got in college so far is “make strange what is comfortable” and hey, after you take it apart, you can put it right back together again if that’s what makes you happy but it’s still important to evaluate why you perform your gender the way you do and what rituals are essential to that? why are they essential? are they worth perpetuating? the answer might not always be yes EVEN for people comfortable with the label of their gender assigned at birth