Profile: Er-Bear

Pale-skinned person with medium-length curly blonde hair and subtle makeup, wearing glasses and a lavender shirt, smiling at the camera with her head tilted to one side.

You can call me… Erin if you don’t know me that well. But I really like it when people call me Er-Bear.

I identify as… a bigender MTF butch dyke. A boi. A grrrl. I dress vaguely femme-dykey and act vaguely butch, but I’ll often mix that up and see myself as a genderqueer boi.

Oh, and a steampunky nerd.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Female is what I ask for because that’s what I like most of the time. When I’m trying to show my queer side, though, I love gender neutral pronouns of all types except “it.”

I’m attracted to… Women of all shapes and gender histories. Genderqueers who have enough of a feminine side for me to latch on to. Cuddly people who respect my identity.

When people talk about me, I want them to… tremble with despair. I mean, be respectful of my identity and treat me as a person.

I want people to understand… it’s not our parts that make us who they are. Those are just for fun.

About Er-Bear
Er-Bear is a student from upstate NY who likes computers, bunnies, rainbows, and the tears of rude people. She’s a Wiccan and a radical feminist, and zie hopes to become a women’s studies professor or a lawyer someday.

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Posted by on July 6th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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5 Responses to “Profile: Er-Bear”

  1. Anonymous

    It is interesting how we use some of the same words to describe ourselves except I am FTM. That is what I like about words like boi and genderqueer is that anyone can use them to describe themselves no matter where they started from or what their journey is.


  2. XylophoneGender

    bunnies! rainbows!


  3. Simim

    I, too, want people to tremble with despair when they talk about me. Muwahahaha!


  4. dz

    You sound delightful :)


  5. Anonymous

    …there’s something about you that reminds me of Tai from QuestionableContent. I dunno why. Um, yeah.


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