Profile: Jesse

Jesse

You can call me… Jesse.

I identify as… trans-masculine, genderqueer, dyke who’s still figuring myself out.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … either one is fine, or just Jesse. People usually use female ones unless I correct them and that’s okay, but male can be nice, especially when I’m trying to look masculine.

I’m attracted to… girls! I like feminine girls, but intelligence, humor, kindness, understanding and flexibility are especially important to me in a lover or even a friend.

When people talk about me, I want them to… look me in the eye, respect me, ask me if they have questions, and not feel embarrassed. I would rather someone ask me about myself than hear something incorrect from someone else. I try to be as open as possible to different opinions and perceptions, but I don’t want to be invisible. I want people to see and hear me, even if they don’t necessarily understand me.

I want people to understand… that it’s not just gender assumptions that need to be challenged! But it would be nice if people could understand that how I see myself is constantly changing, so I don’t expect everyone to keep up with me all the time, but an effort would be nice.

About Jesse
I’m a freshman in college at a school in Indiana. I am very into Shakespeare studies, Latin and looking up random facts on wikipedia. I really like stumbleupon, especially when I’m trying to avoid doing work, and I listen to all sorts of music (especially embarrassing 90′s pop/rock). I want to go into early childhood special education, and I love working with kids. My favorite foods are definitely popcorn and smoothies (preferably at the same time). Still figuring myself out in terms of gender, and trying to be okay with my everchanging identity.

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Posted by on August 31st, 2010 at 08:00 am

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6 Responses to “Profile: Jesse”

  1. Simon

    i go to college in indiana too! sweet.
    and yeah, identity is fluid / constantly changing, blah blah blah. wish people understood that better.

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  2. Alex

    We have the same haircut and piercing. And might I say they look wonderful on you.

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  3. Elle

    Love the ‘hawk!

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  4. Eliot-Anna

    love the picture, it’s totally gorgeous, and I did my undergraduate work at a college in Indiana too.

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  5. J.D.

    I’m in a college called Indiana, but its not IN Indiana or I’d say we need to hang out. You seem like you’re in a pretty similar boat to mine. I can definitely relate to the whole wishing people would at least put some effort into keeping up thing. But hey, college is an opportunity to find more people who are willing to do so, right? Thats what I’ve been telling myself anyhow.

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  6. Tristan

    Wow I adore your hair, and you sound like me- gender comes and goes ike the wind

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