Profile: Jesse Sparkles

Jesse Sparkles

You can call me… Jesse Sparkles

I identify as… a constantly changing, alternating, and evolving animal… I have identified as female most of my life and went to great lengths to “prove” how female I was when I was younger. I think I was afraid of being less average than my already abnormal self and I also didn’t understand that there were more than two genders. I haven’t figured out what to call myself yet. All I know is that sometimes I feel feminine, but most of the time I feel like being in an exclusively female form is unfitting for me.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I have been called she, he, and ze. I am not attached to any of them and usually find that trying to figure out what to call me is far more uncomfortable for others than it is for me. Usually, female or neutral pronouns seem to fit me best.

I’m attracted to… Everyone. Before I found the more radical queer community, I was afraid people would think I was confused. I love beautiful people, whether they are femme females, masculine males, FTM, MTF, genderqueer, feminine men, butch women, or anything else one can think of. I won’t say the outside doesn’t matter because I do like to look, but what really gets me is a big brain with a big heart to match. Someone willing to stand beside me in battle, actual or metaphorical, is someone who I will often find something sexy in.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Be honest. I hope to learn from others. People can often present a mirror image that I otherwise would not see.

I want people to understand… That I am constantly changing, and while this often results in confusion, that is not the sum of it, only a symptom. I have an easy time accepting others but not as easy a time accepting myself. If I am talking to you, there is a very good chance I value your experience, wisdom, and opinion. Feel free to share it.

About Jesse Sparkles
I am an anarchist for total liberation. Much of my focus is on nonhuman animal liberation simply because it calls to me. I work within many other sub-movements as well. My journey through life has hit some really bumpy roads but these experiences have better taught me about suffering, needs, desires, and change. I see life as a constant rewarding struggle that often leaves me feeling like a child again, learning everything anew. While this can be intimidating, I wouldn’t give it up for the world.

I think I made this profile more to help myself accept the changes I am going through, or realizations I am having. When I hit send, I will have accomplished something, whether or not this is published. Thank you for that.

» Define yourself. «

Posted by on January 14th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

Category: profiles 9 comments »

9 Responses to “Profile: Jesse Sparkles”

  1. Billie

    Yay! It always makes me happy to find queer people in the nonhuman animal liberation movement! There’s such a tie between sexual and gender politics and animal exploitation, that I’m always surprised I can’t find more people.


  2. JMK

    Hi Jesse! I love your profile. I’m for animal liberation as well – in fact, I think it is only through animal liberation that humans will be liberated as well. :)


  3. FTMango

    you are awesome!

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandi


  4. Anonymous

    just watched parrots of telegraph hill. You are so right on, thank you for helping me open my mind today.


  5. Anonymous

    Radical queers! Radical queers!


  6. Louche

    Amen to this profile and every comment. I am not alone anymore. :)


  7. Anonymous

    Anarcho queers make my day.


  8. Jess Five

    Yay for fellow vegan anarcho-queers. We’re pretty rare.


  9. Marie

    I like your picture cause I hate cruelty on animals~
    Take care!


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