fav gender non-conforming character in a tv show ever….

I… don’t even know where to start with Felicia Pearson. I mean, holy shit, this woman has been through, like, I… I guess I’ll start at the beginning.
Her parents with both incarcerated drug addicts and when she was born (premature, which is unsurprising considering her mother did crack while pregnant) she weighed three fucking pounds and wasn’t really expected to live in the first place.
Instead of going to school she worked as a drug dealer. No, not instead of going to college. Not instead of going to high school. Instead of going to middle school, Pearson worked as a drug dealer. When she was 14 a gunfight lead to her shooting and killing another teenage girl who Pearson didn’t even fucking know. She was sentenced to 8 years and served 6.5 of them.
At the age of 18, while she was still in prison, she received word that a drug dealer named Arnold Loney had been killed. Arnold had looked out for her and was the closest thing to family she had. Finally deciding to wake the fuck up, Pearson went on to earn her GED while in prison, and when she got out she actually found a legit job making car bumpers, but was fired when her boss found out she’d been incarcerated. Somehow, out of shear fucking coincidence, she happened to meet Michael K. Williams in a club and he invited her to tour the set of The Wire. When she arrived he introduced her to the writers and producers, and she went through one audition before they went “This woman is fucking terrifying. We need her on the show.”
Her character on the show, who is just straight up named Felicia Pearson (aka Snoop, which was Pearson’s actual nickname on the street), is scary as shit. She took her pain and suffering and her mistakes and bared it all for TV audiences, giving them an uncensored look into the reality of gang life. Stephen King, fucking Stephen King, is afraid of her, calling her character “the most terrifying female villain to ever be on TV.”
Did I mention Pearson is a whopping 5’2”? 
And since acting was the only thing that ever gave her life meaning, she founded a youth drama organization called Moving Mountains that teaches performing arts to inner city kids. That way they, unlike Pearson, don’t have to fucking sell drugs at 12 to survive.

fav gender non-conforming character in a tv show ever….

I… don’t even know where to start with Felicia Pearson. I mean, holy shit, this woman has been through, like, I… I guess I’ll start at the beginning.

Her parents with both incarcerated drug addicts and when she was born (premature, which is unsurprising considering her mother did crack while pregnant) she weighed three fucking pounds and wasn’t really expected to live in the first place.

Instead of going to school she worked as a drug dealer. No, not instead of going to college. Not instead of going to high school. Instead of going to middle school, Pearson worked as a drug dealer. When she was 14 a gunfight lead to her shooting and killing another teenage girl who Pearson didn’t even fucking know. She was sentenced to 8 years and served 6.5 of them.

At the age of 18, while she was still in prison, she received word that a drug dealer named Arnold Loney had been killed. Arnold had looked out for her and was the closest thing to family she had. Finally deciding to wake the fuck up, Pearson went on to earn her GED while in prison, and when she got out she actually found a legit job making car bumpers, but was fired when her boss found out she’d been incarcerated. Somehow, out of shear fucking coincidence, she happened to meet Michael K. Williams in a club and he invited her to tour the set of The Wire. When she arrived he introduced her to the writers and producers, and she went through one audition before they went “This woman is fucking terrifying. We need her on the show.”

Her character on the show, who is just straight up named Felicia Pearson (aka Snoop, which was Pearson’s actual nickname on the street), is scary as shit. She took her pain and suffering and her mistakes and bared it all for TV audiences, giving them an uncensored look into the reality of gang life. Stephen King, fucking Stephen King, is afraid of her, calling her character “the most terrifying female villain to ever be on TV.”

Did I mention Pearson is a whopping 5’2”? 

And since acting was the only thing that ever gave her life meaning, she founded a youth drama organization called Moving Mountains that teaches performing arts to inner city kids. That way they, unlike Pearson, don’t have to fucking sell drugs at 12 to survive.

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dapperanddandy:

My name is Lady Zen [Alzenira Quezada]. I am from Maine. A dandy butch queer. A Jazz-Soul Poet getting my MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on Poetry. I am currently working on a book about dandy gender called: Shoot Me, I love Fashion. Which is a collection of prose, poetry, and photographs. Here is my submission, please do not forget my photographer: Judy Taillon

dapperanddandy:

My name is Lady Zen [Alzenira Quezada]. I am from Maine. A dandy butch queer. A Jazz-Soul Poet getting my MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on Poetry. I am currently working on a book about dandy gender called: Shoot Me, I love Fashion. Which is a collection of prose, poetry, and photographs. Here is my submission, please do not forget my photographer: Judy Taillon

glitterlion:

glitterlion (though I’m sure most of you know my real name at this point)  - Mondohomo 2012
Photo by Andre

glitterlion:

glitterlion (though I’m sure most of you know my real name at this point)  - Mondohomo 2012

Photo by Andre

thugzmansion:

fyqueerlatinxs:


queersforfeminism:


QPOC Response to Toronto’s Grid Magazine article “Beyond Gay” 
They are —>  Still Fierce, Still Strugglin’ 
“…how about we move ‘beyond white?’ i’m tired of the white, middle-class gay experience trumping all other queer experiences in this city. many of us do not have access to this easy peasy ‘post-mo’ lifestyle, written about in the ‘beyond gay’ article. despite this, we still do so much awesome shit in toronto. recognize us!”


Fuck yeah!


QPOC supremacy tbh

thugzmansion:

fyqueerlatinxs:

queersforfeminism:

QPOC Response to Toronto’s Grid Magazine article “Beyond Gay” 

They are —>  Still Fierce, Still Strugglin’ 

“…how about we move ‘beyond white?’ i’m tired of the white, middle-class gay experience trumping all other queer experiences in this city. many of us do not have access to this easy peasy ‘post-mo’ lifestyle, written about in the ‘beyond gay’ article. despite this, we still do so much awesome shit in toronto. recognize us!”

Fuck yeah!

QPOC supremacy tbh

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carlytron:

On November 18, 2012, I married my best friend.
And Kelly Kollar took some really amazing photos of it.

carlytron:

On November 18, 2012, I married my best friend.

And Kelly Kollar took some really amazing photos of it.

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a-y-w:

Ray-Bans against gay bans!

a-y-w:

Ray-Bans against gay bans!

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sottapop:

Basically, the reason this exists is because I was listening to a music video by JBDubs while I was trying to board a scene for the movie I’m on. That is the ENTIRE reason.
You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3-YeY__E_g&feature=plcp

sottapop:

Basically, the reason this exists is because I was listening to a music video by JBDubs while I was trying to board a scene for the movie I’m on. That is the ENTIRE reason.

You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3-YeY__E_g&feature=plcp

roccokatastrophe:

12 years on T photo by Jason Rodgers

roccokatastrophe:

12 years on T photo by Jason Rodgers