Transabled people, we’re real, we’re here, and we’re not going away!

As a non-binary ambonec, and a person of color by proxy, life isn’t easy for me.

My mother was on Prozac against the doctors orders during her pregnancy with me, and it’s really taken it’s toll.

Recently another lipo-challenged larger female-identified student in my gender studies class found it difficult to eat her Doritos while walking up the stairs in my college, and for security reasons she wasn’t allowed to bring in her mobility scooter after someone took offence at the carbon emissions used to charge the battery (she always plugged it in at college, never at home using her own power.)

She then started using a motorized wheelchair she drove around using her mouth to get over the ban on mobility scooters. It worked for her for the most part, except her driving skills lacked every time she put another Dorito in her mouth while driving and attempted to chew it, and on two occasions she mowed down Tak-Wah, a Chinese trans-racial male from sociology. She was very lucky he didn’t mind her running him down, but he laughed it off saying it’s still far safer than if he ever gets behind the wheel of a car.

But what I did admire about her, was immediately her opinions became instantly validated due to the fact she was female AND in a wheelchair, and I myself really started to feel as though I’m also transabled.

So I went to Tumblr and got a firm diagnosis, and yes, all my life I’ve been trans-abled, and today I got my first wheelchair. I cannot tell you how much oppression has been lifted as soon as I sat in that chair and started to wheel myself around campus.

Wheeling myself into my sociology class and telling everyone how I now identify as a victim having been injured in a multi-vehicle car accident has really worked for me. Nobody dare disagree with me and you can hear a pin drop when I talk.

The only negative thing was a straight white male at one point held a door open for me, without asking permission first. Again, consent is given not taken, and his violation has been bothering me all week, in fact, “help-rape”, as it’s known, (when a white saviour attempts to help someone else without asking them first how and if they require help), is a real problem in our society. Especially lifeguards who are serial offenders.



3 thoughts on “Transabled people, we’re real, we’re here, and we’re not going away!

  1. You’ve managed to draw attention away from transgender people, disabled people, and rape victims.

    >I cannot tell you how much oppression has been lifted as soon as I sat in that chair and started to wheel myself around campus.
    Not “oppression”— you simply didn’t know so no one else would have reason to know either.

    >The only negative thing was a straight white male at one point held a door open for me, without asking permission first.
    Just… no. This is being *ungrateful* by justification of misandry. What if it was a female? What happened to the equality you preach?

    >Again, consent is given not taken, [. . .] in fact, “help-rape”, as it’s known, (when a white saviour attempts to help someone else without asking them first how and if they require help), is a real problem in our society.
    I think actual rape is more of a pressing issue.

    >Especially lifeguards who are serial offenders.
    If you drown in a pool, I bet you would have a change of heart

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  2. And “trans-age” makes less sense. It’s an excuse to act childish or piggyback off of societal respect for the elderly.

    Sense made:
    ;;;;;;;;;;;:;:;:;:;:::::::::.:.:.:.:………………….
    Gender Disability Race   Age

    Being transgender is relatively well-documented and recognized. Gender dysphoria is also recognized and treatable with relatively well-known, albeit emerging, methods.

    Being transabled is more controversial and less recognized, but still “treatable” by “realizing” a disability— cutting off a mentally problematic limb, removing an eye, etc.

    Being trans-racial is even more controversial and potentially offensive to people of the assumed race/cultures.
    You can learn the cultures and philosophies, but it’s hard to make it stick. You can just say “I’m African/Pacific Islander/White/Asian/???” without making any change, but that would be extremely offensive and get the cultural appropriation police on your a** quickly. Nonetheless, you //could// just “emulate” the culture as much as you can until it becomes habit and pretend you’re a relatively traditionalist WXYZ.

    Being “trans-age”… Physical age isn’t possible to “synchronize” well. Unlike TH, which is achievable through surgery and hormones, or Ta, where you can usually just remove something, you can’t really permanently change your physical age.
    Any known superficial rejuvenation techniques are temporary.
    You can’t really make your body apoptotic.
    You can pretend to have memory problems, but it will slip through the cracks.
    You can get wrinkled from swimming in water, but it’s brief.
    Et cetera.

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