Profile: Aline


You can call me… Aline

I identify as… There’s not many words to describe me in portuguese. Usually I prefer “trans” for being a completely generic term. I was a trans woman who stopped believing in the gender system and now appreciates her masculine traits.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer the female ones. I would accept gender neutral ones, but we don’t have them in portuguese which as a latin language is very binary.

I’m attracted to… In terms of gender, I like some femininity, doesn’t matter the body, if (trans)men, (trans)women, androgynous.

I don’t like superficiality, I prefer those who make me angry with their words over those who are scared to tell me what they think.

When people talk about me, I want them to… I don’t really care If I look too strange to people, if I’m too atypical. I don’t really care if they talk about this, as long as they keep this as less important than my skills, my personality, as long as they listen to me.

I want people to understand… That I’m not going to play the game of accepting a labelled box of “transexual” or “travesti” (words we use in Portuguese). There are too many ways to live our lives, too many ways to express our genders and too many ways to express our sexuality.

I’m free now, and no one is allowed to tell me how I should be or not. I’m free and happy with my queerness.

About Aline
I’m Brazilian, from São Paulo, 30 years old, working as a system administrator while doing computer science in the university.

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Posted by on September 4th, 2009 at 04:06 pm

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2 Responses to “Profile: Aline”

  1. genderkid

    Yay! Someone who lives sort-of-near me. Hola, Aline!


  2. Aline

    Holá Genderkit, so you are from Argentina, right? I had a look in your blog, it’s in my mailreader now :)

    I went to Buenos Aires once, a few years ago. Very nice.



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