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Just your friendly neighborhood trans kid!

Hey! I'm Tom Phelan! They/Them/Their pronouns, please! You may know me from The Fosters, where I play Cole! You may also know me from my AP US History Class, where I manage to scrape by with a B+ average! Wherever, whatever, you're cool. It's nice to meet you.
Jul 10 '14

Anonymous asked:

What are you planning on studying in college? What are your top choices as of right now?

I’m gonna study acting or theatre, and right now my top choice is Carnegie Mellon! Carnegie is really just a wild wild dream because the admit rate is so low but here’s hoping!

Jul 10 '14

in case you haven’t seen on my twitter, I’m in a show right now called HAIR and we open tomorrow night in Pasadena! please send me good vibes because honestly I’m terrified!

Jul 10 '14

Anonymous asked:

Yeah I know, "All trans teens know each other" is a cliche, but do you ever chat with with Eli Erlick, Alex Sennello, Nicole Maines, Cassidy Lynn Campbell, Tom Phelan, etc.?!

mocha-cookie-kill-yourself:

I’m unfamiliar with literally everyone else, but Tom is one of my good friend’s partner. We haven’t chatted, but I know they’re an amazing individual, and Dean (hi, Dean!) is the bomb dot com.

omg, EM THIS IS HILARIOUS

Jun 30 '14

I JUST WANNA TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY THAT MONEYCAT JUST FOLLOWED ME AND!!! holy moly I’m like, vibrating with excitement!!! also if you’re not following moneycat yet (monetizeyourcat) you need to do that because she is… my favorite blogger…. on this entire blue website. being trans is a feel and anyone can know it

Jun 18 '14

soft-targets asked:

hey so this is very goofy but i saw you at the Mountain Goats show at the Mayan last night and i was like "holy shit???" cause you're performance in Fosters is so freaking cool and inspirational for a genderqueer teen like me!! anyway i just wanted to use this as an opportunity to say that i think what you do is super cool and since you like the mountain goats you must be a truly rad person and thank you for bringing some representation to teen television!! :^)

oh my gosh you are so lovely you should have said hi!!!!!! the show was incredible last night, right? EVERYONE IN FAVOR OF WOLVES SAY AYE

Jun 14 '14
so-treu:

delicateheresy:

STREET TRANSVESTITE ACTION REVOLUTIONARIES:survival, revolt, and queer antagonist struggleUntorelli Press presents a compilation of historical documents, interviews, and critical analyses of STAR, a group of street queens in early 70s New York City who self-organized for survival and revolt. Contained within are pamphlets distributed by STAR, as well as interviews with and speeches by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Additionally, we are excited to include a critical essay by Ehn Nothing on STAR’s legacy, the enemies of queer insurrection, and the war against gender.[For Reading][For Printing]

this is exciting!

so-treu:

delicateheresy:

STREET TRANSVESTITE ACTION REVOLUTIONARIES:
survival, revolt, and queer antagonist struggle


Untorelli Press presents a compilation of historical documents, interviews, and critical analyses of STAR, a group of street queens in early 70s New York City who self-organized for survival and revolt. Contained within are pamphlets distributed by STAR, as well as interviews with and speeches by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Additionally, we are excited to include a critical essay by Ehn Nothing on STAR’s legacy, the enemies of queer insurrection, and the war against gender.

[For Reading][For Printing]

this is exciting!

Jun 14 '14

lesbianspaceprincex:

janetmock:

Images from Refinery29’s feature, “real people who are changing what ‘beautiful’ means.” — http://www.refinery29.com/alternative-beauty

In it, I discuss being feminine on purpose, how beauty can allow us to express and adorn ourselves while also trapping us when pressured to fit an elusive mold.

Hair by Andrew Fitzsimons; makeup by Wendi Miyake. Photography by Kristiina Wilson.

SOURCE: http://www.refinery29.com/alternative-beauty

I rarely give young people advice because I believe there are too many voices and opinions aiming to direct young people. I truly believe that each of us has our own answers — we merely need to tap into ourselves and listen to ourselves. What I will say is that it’s important to live your truth, to surround yourself with people who will listen and affirm you, and to make sure that you show up fully — as you are — in every space you enter.

Yes Janet! And that purple lip gurl!

May 29 '14

Ok, deep breath. Everyone go listen to some Against Me! and try to feel better. Tomorrow is gonna be a good day.

May 29 '14

Anonymous asked:

Hey, just addressing your post a few days ago about Elliot Rogers. First and foremost, I think what he did was despicable towards women (and men, but that is a different topic). It is important to realize that yes, he was a misogynist, but also mentally insane. As a cis male (please do not use this against me) I can assure you that none of the people I know think they are entitled to women. In fact, they are often self conscious and feel undeserving. I think it is childish to generalize men like

1. You are a MASSIVE ableist and I hate you.

2. Don’t come at me with all of this “not all men” bull.

3. Don’t bother sending the second half of this message.

May 28 '14

janetmock:

[My Twitter tribute to Maya Angelou, who is now resting in power at age 86]

Maya Angelou has always been my blueprint, the black woman writer whose work has affirmed me, whose words assured me that I was worthy of being heard. It was Maya Angelou who freed me with I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, it was Maya Angelou who helped me place first in my high school speech contest where I recited I Rise and Phenomenal Woman, it was Maya Angelou who strengthened me as I prepared to share my story in 2011 with the following mantra:

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

Thank you, Maya, my mother-writer-sister-goddess. 

(Source: rihannasblunt)