Profile: Shonne Elijah

You can call me… Shonne Elijah, or just Shonne I guess.

I identify as… an Ambigender, androgyny-loving, rebellion-driven, metal-head, drama nerd, mulatto of the North West.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … call me what you like. “She,” “He,” “Ze,” “Ve,” whatever. Doesn’t matter to me.

I’m attracted to… androgynous people. Feminine men, butch women, other ambis. I’m attracted to people who don’t make their sex obvious by the way they dress. Also, I like people with a good sense of humor and an accepting disposition.

When people talk about me, I want them to… not try to label me, and stick me in a specific box. I want them to talk about my personality, not what they think my sex is.

I want people to understand… gender is not defined by sex. Being physically male doesn’t make you a man and being physically female does not make you a woman. I cant choose to be male or female or a man or a woman, but I can choose to accept who I am inside. Don’t try to decide for me and don’t restrict yourself to what the media, your friends or family think a man or woman should or shoudn’t be.

About Shonne Elijah
I’m an acting freak that doesn’t limit myself to playing only male or only female roles. I’m from Seattle, Washington but I’m not going to tell you my current location. I’m pretty much a loner at school so, being a lonely teen, I confide in the internet to get my feelings out and my opinions expressed.
Anyway, the reason I’m putting this up here is because all my life people have tried to force me into one line or the other, boys’ line or girls’ line. Parents, friends, teachers, counselors, strangers. I guess it never could occur to them that not everyone can pick a line. I sometimes say it’s like asking me to pick to be black or white. I was born a mix of both. If they cant deal with that, then it’s their problem.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on September 29th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

Category: profiles 3 comments »

3 Responses to “Profile: Shonne Elijah”

  1. kira

    i’m from seattle too! ^________^

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  2. J

    Fellow metal-head! wahey!

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  3. g

    I just wanted to let you know that your profile is really inspiring. I identify with it a lot, as I have been slowly deciphering my own identity as androgynous over the last several years. I’ve had a tough time not letting people’s projections of how they see me affect how I feel about myself (especially in relationships), but I am coming to terms with who and how I am more and more.

    It gives me strength to know that there are other people who I believe are having a similar experiences out there living their lives. :)

    Thanks for posting.

    –g

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