buffalo- asked: I don't really understand that person's logic. Because you're not trans* it automatically means this must be for your own gain? I feel like there were a lot of assumptions in between point A and point B, don't you? Well, anyway, you might be sick of getting these messages so I won't pester you. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate what you've contributed, as...
Anonymous asked: I'm kind of confused by your answer "I identify as a pan-sexual/queer female" when you were asked if you are trans. That doesn't really answer the question, does it? Trans people can be pansexual/queer females too, it seems to be erasing trans people's sexual orientations or implying our gender identities aren't as legitimate.
nicolejanelle asked: The logic that tumblr user has is totally backwards. What if you were making a pancreatic cancer awareness poster, but because you don't in fact have PC, you're not allowed to raise awareness? What about the rapidly increasing issue of rape, you're not allowed to form an opinion on it because you weren't raped? I don't get it. I thought it was about equality, not getting...
kamerondarkwood asked: I loved your piece on gender, I'm sorry other people are assholes.
Anonymous asked: hey there! just wanted to tell you how much i love your poster :) i'm trans* so seeing trans* positive representation (especially made by a cis person) is refreshing to see! keep up the good work :D
obsessivelygalahad asked: Just had your Trans* pronoun awareness poster come up on my dash and, thank you. The design is perfect, and that is honestly what is feels like to have one pronouns botched constantly. Also, IDK who told you 'Transgender' is incorrect, because as far as I know, it's not. It's more specific than trans*, but not wrong. Again, thank you. --An FtM blogger.
Hello all, As promised, I’ve uploaded a high-res version of my “Language Matters” poster onto Mediafire. This is for educational and personal use only, and therefore non-profit! If you would like a link for file download, please send me a note and I will be happy to give it to you. :)
Anonymous asked: I can't speak for the anonymous person you just published, but unless they sent another message you did not publish it just seems they're saying they admire your work and think the negative attention is unfounded? I'm kind of confused by your response saying that your "sorry, but still going to make this image available" in response to what you just published....
Anonymous asked: Please ignore that tumblr user! Your art is wonderful and amazing, and I'm sure most of us realise that you were truly trying to shed light on a topic you deemed needed some light desperately. Telling someone they can't draw things related to transgender issues just because they're cisgender is a really illegitimate argument (and pretty rude). Your art was beautiful and inspiring...
Anonymous asked: Hi! i'm an old follower and i wanted to say that its a little sad that you suddenly have all this polemic for thar poster when YOU SHOULD BE FAMOUS BECAUSE OF YOUR TALENT, YOUR ART ITSELF IS AWESOME AND THAT SHOULD BE THE REAL DEAL thats it > 3 <
fearsomesymmetry asked: I love the trans* illustration. There is a startling lack of education, visibility, and awareness about trans* issues and the piece you made is GOOD, and it's valid. You handled it AND its commentary with sensitivity and grace, kudos to you. Love your work, hope your negative experience with some individuals does not sour your opinion of the trans community. We appreciate the support. (FTM,...
filamtransboy asked: I'm pretty obsessed with the poster that you made. It's awesome. I'm an educator myself and I'd love to put something like this up on the wall. Do you have a high res version? And if you're selling prints I'll totes buy one.
europ-eyn asked: I'm sorry about that last person giving you hell. I'm personally, as an FTM, really really glad that there is someone cis who is aware of the problem and who is putting the word out. By entering the contest, you are making sure that more people see the issue, and that means less people are more likely to misgender. This has always been an issue to me, and I for one want to thank you for...
pluww asked: Your most recent ask & reply has been on my mind all morning for some reason. I'm trying to understand why the individual is so upset about you choosing to raise awareness about that subject. It seems that above all else the asker doesn't like that you're "cis" and thus doesn't have the right to want to help? That in itself seems oddly discriminatory.
zeroambit asked: so you aren't trans but you decided to make a really problematic poster using one common type of personal oppression trans* women face to win an art contest? you're using that structural violence for your own gain. you're cis, you have no right.
transsexualprincess asked: I just want to say thanks for making that poster. I'm mtf, pre everything still unfortunately, but one of the things a lot of people said when I came out was that they're probably still gonna call me by my male name and refer to me as he and I'm glad for this absolutely wonderful illustrated example of how much simple terminology makes a difference to someone like me.
Anonymous asked: are you trans?
kyrianne asked: Hey, I love your transgender artwork, and I just wanted to assure you that transgender IS the right term, not transgendered -- the logic there being that being transgender is not something that can happen to you, as using it as a verb would imply, but a descriptor word for something that has always existed about that person. Cheers!
Holy poo guys! 5600 notes! Thank you <3
etherhart asked: That Transgender poster you made is AMAZING. You did a really good job with representation and I rather think her clothes are adorable. Do you ever sale your merchandise?
kubits asked: When you get it all cleared up, could you please share with us your findings? I would hate to make someone uncomfortable by using "transgender" or anything else without knowing it :(
Anonymous asked: I was at a friend's party and a pre-op female to male was there and we were playing monopoly and someone said it was "her turn" and everyone got mad at him. Why would they get mad if they didn't tell us he prefers male pronouns? We didn't even know he was going to have the surgery. We left the party because things got awkward when we didn't mean anything by it. I...
europ-eyn asked: Hi there. I really enjoy your poster. I was just curious as to whether you plan to do another one for FTM's as well, or do you just plan to stick with the MTF poster?
40h4error asked: Thank you for posting an updated version!!
dapperqueer asked: i love love love your pronoun poster! i luff it so much i would post it around my school. got a signed copy?
animagusofsburb asked: As a transgendered individual, I find nothing wrong with your use of "Transgender". I know of little reason why someone would say it was incorrect.
40h4error asked: I see you've published an ask about this - but it should be transgender, without the ed. Is there any way you could post a corrected version on tumblr?
deathmutt asked: hi sorry, just a heads up but "transgendered" is not actually the proper word to use when referring to transgender people. i can send you a source of proper terminology if you'd like!
So apparently I made it onto the second page of the juxtapoz website… http://www.juxtapoz.com/illustration/sam-mosss-wintry-illustrations