Profile: Ariel


You can call me… Ariel

I identify as… genderqueer trans grrrl

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer female pronouns. I find neutral ones confuse people, and I don’t feel like a ‘he’.

I’m attracted to… Geekiness. Grrrl punks. People who are open-minded, who are willing to expand. Wise, warm people who are tough, yet they’ve fought hard not to let things make them distant or alienated.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Respect my gender identity, and try not to make assumptions about what I’m like. I’m nice! That’s all you can assume :)

I want people to understand… That we all have a responsibility to educate ourselves about lives different from ours. That people involved in anti-oppression spaces and politics cannot rely on the one person from a minority to educate them, as willing to do that this person may be. And that aspiring for normality is not my ambition, and I don’t care to be judged in that fashion.


About Ariel
Ariel is an activist and geek from Argentina, who moved to the Republic of Ireland in 2001. She came to her own transness through feminism, and refuses to give it up to the transhaters. She’s engaged in a few activist projects dealing with trans issues, Latin-American solidarity, radical queerness and anarchafeminism. Her favourite tea is rooibos.

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Posted by on May 1st, 2009 at 04:00 pm

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3 Responses to “Profile: Ariel”

  1. genderkid

    Nice to see you here, Ariel! Looking good :)


  2. jess

    Fantastic t-shirt!


  3. ali

    yeahhh! you're nice and way better than nice. glad you're here too. (this is ali/winknight…)


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