Profile: Brendle

You can call me… Brendle (my chosen feminine version of my given name, Brendan)

I identify as… Antigender. You say gender-fluid? I say my gender evaporated into a gas and escaped into space sometime during college. Under my exterior I am a mischievous postmodern genderpunk from an alternate reality with no gender-specific pronouns, no societal misunderstandings, and no fucking laws. Before you bust out that label-maker and apply what is tantamount to a slur to me, why don’t you try to get to know me first?

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Brendle or Ulysses. If you have to call me anything at all that isn’t my name, call me Ulysses. But only after you’ve read it.

I’m attracted to… Baristas, bookworms, teachers, librarians, writers, scholars, readers, guys who almost (but not totally) get away with dressing up like Tina Fey, and all other knowledge-seekers. You don’t read books? You don’t even show up on my sexual radar.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Look at me in the eyes for who I am. I’m usually holding a stack of books over my privates for a reason. Check out my wit, my jokes, my body language, my posing style. I’m a PERSON!!!

I want people to understand… What matters in life doesn’t lie between your legs, it’s your mind. The body? The sex? It’s all just chocolate, and you can find a new bar.


About Brendle
I’m 23 and in college. Battling the norm and taking it day by day. Born male, now not so sure I fall in any category I’ve ever heard of. Nowadays when I’m asked about my gender, I say “I’ll give you two guesses and they’ll both be wrong.”

» Define yourself. «

Posted by on July 28th, 2009 at 04:00 pm

Category: profiles 10 comments »

10 Responses to “Profile: Brendle”

  1. another julian

    I really like "Brendle" because it's not a name I've ever heard before (not that I'm the be-all and end-all of name knowledge), so it doesn't have any connection to either gender. It's pretty but masculine at the same time.

    Be mine plz. (I don't know what Tina Fey dresses like but I can find out! :P)


  2. XylophoneGender

    I love the pace of your words. So much personality comes through.


  3. IdentityTBD

    Thanks for posting, Brendle.

    (I used to teach Ulysses! ^_^ But that was before I re-re-repugnosed in re-re-repugnant.
    Check out my essay on Joyce & Beckett:… )


  4. emy

    "You don’t read books? You don’t even show up on my sexual radar."



    Jonni replied:

    I think I should also start telling people that too.

    I read Ulysses, and understood it, and have to admit I'm rather proud of myself.


  5. skylark

    I think if Joyce were alive today "he" would go by "Zames" to avoid a name tied down by gender


  6. lamb scam

    Lacking the yoke of gender, can color be explored? If I am without, then what can prevent me. Pink is the color of human interior and of pig. Of people and of beast. By embracing the color pink, by showing it around, we are human and not of specified mold. Showing our natural color, as opposed to the colors of society, it is better. Showing pink is better. Pink brown, tan, of your eyes. This is best.


    German joey replied:

    pinks a pretty color lamb scam


  7. MC Chris

    » Define yourself. «


  8. Big SPOOKY

    mc chris ftw


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