I had a pretty supposedly typical (if very boring) suburban high school experience. Koguma is an extreme example, but even with my interests and my friends, there wasn’t a lot to do. It was mostly just housing divisions. Walking or biking was possible only to one of my friend’s houses, because, you know, sprawl. You… Read more
I do what I can, but I think my colleagues do some fine work!
Ha yeah. But Tokyo doesn’t have anything on like... Bangkok or Saigon.
My understanding, it is very much a third hand kind of understanding, even as someone lives in Japan, is that it is possible to quasi-emancipate from the foster care system at 16, if you either go to work or continue school. I believe you get a stipend from the government, foster care is very expensive. Read more
I can recommend Two-Car, I went to the official Japanese press premiere a few years back.
I can answer this now. I pay about $1000/mo for a studio in the city. At the time of this article, I had a two bedroom townhouse with internet and parking for $600/mo.
Now I live in Tokyo and commute OUT of the city. MUCH BETTER. Empty trains are best trains.
Typhoon just passed here in Tokyo. Let’s all be wet together.
You are not alone. Many trans women, especially later transitioners with more restrictive childhoods have this experience. The issue is when the objectors try to make it seem as though all trans women have this experience of obvious male socialisation. It doesn’t undermine your transness or your womanhood, but it is… Read more
ES in Las Cruces, met Tombaugh, unabashed believer Pluto is a planet.