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therealkatiewest:

Faye Daniels
I met Faye Daniels this weekend. We’d talked about shooting for awhile now and I finally had time and a location so I texted her up and we arranged it.
Faye Daniels is ridiculously beautiful. You may have noticed this before. If you don’t know who she is, well, now you do and you can agree that she is ridiculously beautiful. She is absolutely lovely and funny and charming and fantastic.
After we shot we went out for dinner and after hours of being naked with each other, we got to know each other. That’s how all great relationships start, right?
I’ve only looked through half of the pictures I took of her and already have so many favourites. She’s wonderful and I can’t wait to shoot her again. 
[p.s. you should click to view larger]

This is from the first time I ever shot with Faye. FIrst time I’d met her. Mid-August 2011. Three years later and she’s one of my best friends. Today is her birthday. Go say Happy Birthday to her. I can’t even explain to you how wonderful she is. 
Happy Birthday, Faye. So very glad the internet brought us together. 

therealkatiewest:

Faye Daniels

I met Faye Daniels this weekend. We’d talked about shooting for awhile now and I finally had time and a location so I texted her up and we arranged it.

Faye Daniels is ridiculously beautiful. You may have noticed this before. If you don’t know who she is, well, now you do and you can agree that she is ridiculously beautiful. She is absolutely lovely and funny and charming and fantastic.

After we shot we went out for dinner and after hours of being naked with each other, we got to know each other. That’s how all great relationships start, right?

I’ve only looked through half of the pictures I took of her and already have so many favourites. She’s wonderful and I can’t wait to shoot her again. 

[p.s. you should click to view larger]

This is from the first time I ever shot with Faye. FIrst time I’d met her. Mid-August 2011. Three years later and she’s one of my best friends. Today is her birthday. Go say Happy Birthday to her. I can’t even explain to you how wonderful she is. 

Happy Birthday, Faye. So very glad the internet brought us together. 

Leaked photos and private vs. public lives

A bit late to the conversation on this, and a lot of perfect things have already been said on the topic, but I’ve been thinking about it and even as someone who has naked pics online and a history of over sharing, there are still things on my phone I wouldn’t want anyone to see.

The motivation behind much of what I do is maintaining and asserting as much power as possible over the way I am portrayed and even consumed by a public that I don’t know.

Even though I don’t know 90% of the people who view/read what I put online, the nature of that work makes them think they know me, often quite well.

This means I deal with strangers asking me personal questions, requesting personal photos, assuming private things about me, and expecting me to react positively to all of that.

The line that divides my private and public lives is often quite faint and a bit twisty, but all you have to do to navigate it is respect me and treat me like a real human being.

Neither celebrity, sex work, nor making the choice to sext with a partner (or a group of people) makes anyone forfeit their right to respect and being treated like a real human being.

So don’t look at leaked or stolen images that people intended to stay private. And don’t blame them or shame them after the fact. Blame and shame the person who violated their privacy and is a total dick and doesn’t understand how to function as a kind and productive member of society without harming and doing real damage to those around them. Fuck.

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aroavenger:

meaninglessladders:

aroavenger:

i’m crying oh gosh

TUMBLR PROF ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are trans or nonbinary and you are in the same situation as the student above, email your professors before class starts. I understand that it might be uncomfortable, but generally professors are absolutely happy to accommodate you. I know I always will be!
If your professor does not respond positively, contact the Dean or the campus LGBT+ resource center with a copy of the email and show them that you are concerned about gender discrimination in the classroom. 

Also this is a link to the template I used to write this email, and I’ve seen another similar template going around, and this was extremely helpful.

Very happy to accommodate these requests!

aroavenger:

meaninglessladders:

aroavenger:

i’m crying oh gosh

TUMBLR PROF ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are trans or nonbinary and you are in the same situation as the student above, email your professors before class starts. I understand that it might be uncomfortable, but generally professors are absolutely happy to accommodate you. I know I always will be!

If your professor does not respond positively, contact the Dean or the campus LGBT+ resource center with a copy of the email and show them that you are concerned about gender discrimination in the classroom. 

Also this is a link to the template I used to write this email, and I’ve seen another similar template going around, and this was extremely helpful.

Very happy to accommodate these requests!