Academic Tyra

It’s that time of year…


Back to school, back to writing, back to tumblr! 

Happy #MountainDay 2014 everyone! 

Happy #MountainDay 2014 everyone! 

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Trans Student Scholarships!


Hey, all!

I know that asking for monetary donations is kind of difficult on both ends. That being said, I’m asking for donations to TSER, an organization run by my friend and fellow trans advocate Eli Erlick, in order to start scholarships for transgender activist students. 

As far as I’m aware, this is the first scholarship of its kind to help trans students pay for their schooling!

Link below; please consider donating:

Thanks, everyone :D


Academic Tyra turned 2 today!

Academic Tyra turned 2 today!

I wish this was an update not a #TBT

Remember when we called on Smith College to get it together and admit transwomen? Yeah, still hasn’t happened and since then Mills and Mount Holyoke have explicitly changed their admissions policy to welcome transwomen. 


Check out this badass statement from the Mount Holyoke admissions page: 

"Mount Holyoke remains committed to its historic mission as a women’s college. Yet, concepts of what it means to be a woman are not static. Traditional binaries around who counts as a man or woman are being challenged by those whose gender identity does not conform to their biology. Those bringing forth these challenges recognize that such categorization is not independent of political and social ideologies. Just as early feminists argued that the reduction of women to their biological functions was a foundation for women’s oppression, we must acknowledge that gender identity is not reducible to the body. Instead, we must look at identity in terms of the external context in which the individual is situated. It is this positionality that biological and transwomen share, and it is this positionality that is relevant when women’s colleges open their gates for those aspiring to live, learn, and thrive within a community of women.”


Get it together, Smith College, before Mount Holyoke is officially the cooler and queerer school in the Five College Consortium. 

Editors note: Yup, that’s Detox from Rupaul’s Drag Race in the first GIF. Seemed appropriate cuz, ya know, gender performance. Plus, I have had it. Officially.