i swear i had a proper idea when i started drawing but then this happened
"Sam, what the hell even is this?" It took some struggling with the sealed plastic packaging before Dean could unfold the black lump of nylon and spandex.
"It’s a compression vest." Sam provided, taking it from Dean’s hands and turning it right-side out. "Try it on. I had to guess your measurements— you came out right on the sizing boarder— so I ordered a size down."
"…how much did it cost?"
Dean half glared at his brother. “How. Much.”
Sam caved, deflating a bit. “About thirty bucks.”
Nothing further was said until Dean got the binder on— save a collection of disgruntled mutters and curses when Dean’s arms got stuck over his head, and Sam had to pull the binder down for him.
"You shouldn’t have, you know."
Sam ran the bandages that Dean had been using to bind through his fingers. “I read online that bandages are dangerous.”
"That doesn’t mean you ha-"
"So is duct tape."
"That was one time."
"And you nearly passed out in the library."
Dean sighed— weather in exasperation, or to test the compression, Sam couldn’t be sure.”
"Is it comfortable?"
"It’s… tight." Dean sucked in another deep breath, expanding his chest as much as he could, before slowly exhaling. "Thanks."
Warning for Trans Youth in Southern Ontario
Avoid Dr. Kenneth Zucker of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He will not help you in any way and upon asking many invasive, disrespectful, and irrelevant questions, he will suggest you undergo “reparative therapy” to “fix” you (pictured above). When he finishes writing his “report”, which can take months, he will refer to you in an extremely dehumanizing manner that makes you out to be some kind of oddity (eg “He seems very interested in having breasts.”) and he will not respect your gender or use the correct pronouns whatsoever. Not only that, but when he requests your report cards and school pictures (???) he will really take his time in giving them back when you ask him to. Good luck contacting him outside of an appointment, too, as he very rarely, if ever, responds to emails or phone calls. He has stated he considers trans women a “bad outcome of gay men.” Don’t waste your time with this transphobic piece of shit.
Yes yes yes I’m so happy people are talking about this. That clinic works under the old DSM criteria. If you are looking for physical health or mental health or family support around gender please contact Rainbow Health Ontario or the new trans clinic at Sick Kids.
A lot of parents especially go to that clinic with their kids because it’s affiliated with such a well know national agency and they assume it will be the best support. If you hear anyone talking about it please correct them, it is very harmful. :(
I wrote a post last year about an amazing Ontario doctor who specializes in health-care for trans youth, Dr. Carys Massarella. She is the lead Physician of the Transcare Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharine’s, and is currently one of only three ‘non-pathologizing’ trans-care health providers in Ontario. ‘Non-Pathologizing’ means that when a trans-patient comes in to speak with her about care and care options, their trans identity is:
- not questioned
- not treated as something needing to be fixed
- not pathologized as a mental illness which requires a psychiatric evaluation before proceeding with care options.
If you’re a trans youth looking for health-care (or know any trans youth whose families are hoping to get medical support for them), please DO NOT go to/recommend Dr. Zucker at CAMH. He is severely transphobic and is only looking to ‘fix’ trans kids who he thinks are ‘confused’. Instead, two hospitals that are doing good work for transfolks in the GTA and surrounding area are St. Mike’s in Toronto and St. Joseph’s in Hamilton. Both are (surprisingly) Catholic hospitals, but have made reputations for themselves as providing ethical care for the LGBTQ community. Carys herself is a member of the St. Joseph’s health staff, and says that her transition was embraced at the hospital and its catholic staff, including its nuns. As well, Dr. Massarella’s practice, Quest Community Heath Centre, is a fantastic resource if you can get out to St. Catherine’s.
Reblogging for new information
Personally been hearing some things about CAMH that run the gamut from “sketchy” to “terrifying” for years now from people I personally know, so like, boosting.
For real if Marois gets majority government, Quebec will be as shitty and stupid as I think it to be.
DON’T YOU FUCKING TELL ME
hE DIDN’T LOVE HER
don’t YOU FucKING DARE TELL ME THAT
and the writers have said that the reason they killed her was because the fandom did not like and appreciate her, and they got lost of hate mails for it. they created Jo to be the female version of Dean. good goddamn way to go, supernatural fandom
I feel like my dad’s girlfriend doesn’t like me…
I really need to get out of here if she’s going to be like that.
I feel like starting a new thing and hopefully this one will stick. It’s something like a topic of discussion and we can all chat about the thing!
So, for tonight, the question/topic/whatever will be:
What it your favourite kind of music and why?
i mean dean is p lean despite the bulky look the clothes give him
ty/benny has slightly bigger arms
def just thicker all around
dean needs at least a flannel overshirt and one of his jackets to look more or less this width:
so like it’s not a…
when family friends/people i haven’t seen in a while see me and they ask if i have a boyfriend (yet) and i tell them no and they’re like ‘oh don’t worry, you’ll find one!!!!’ and i’m like idk i just checked the traps this morning & the most promising prospect gnawed his own leg off and escaped