Profile: Jordi

You can call me… Jordi

I identify as… Genderqueer and biologically female. I prefer to remain as androgynous as possible.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I usually am referred to as “she,” sometimes as “he” with people who don’t know me, or if I’m having a particularly masculine day. :) I don’t correct this (and usually feel flattered), but I prefer “she.” I still identify as a woman physically, but I don’t like to define my gender expression.

I’m attracted to… Femininity and androgyny, whether expressed by men or women. Physically I’m attracted to women who embrace and are comfortable with their femininity without using it for leverage.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Recognize me for what I do and *who* I am, rather than what I am.

I want people to understand… My gender does not define what I am able to accomplish with my life, and that social boundaries for gender expression are not healthy for anyone.

About Jordi
I’m a design major at Texas A&M, and am working towards owning my own vertically-integrated design company that works with all aspects of design and creativity. I am a leader and/or active member in GLBT and feminist groups on campus, and also own and skate in the local roller derby league. I’m also an involved Aggie and work as a Fish Camp counselor, as well as being a member of a greek sorority (SURPRISE!).

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Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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4 Responses to “Profile: Jordi”

  1. May

    Are you really in a sorority? Every once in a while I am truly surprised . . . or gullible as the case may be.

    I appreciate you saying “My gender does not define what I am able to accomplish with my life, and that social boundaries for gender expression are not healthy for anyone.” I wish more people understood this as obvious.


    Elle replied:

    It’s not easy being Greek (campus Greek, not country Greek) and genderqueer, but it’s not impossible either. I’m pretty sure I was the girliest boy in my fraternity, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anythiing. Let’s be honest, fraternities and sororities aren’t the most accepting groups, but once you’re in, you’re in for life.


    Jessica replied:

    Depends on the house… Delta Tau Chi probably would not notice.

    Of course, I am speaking entirely though my hat here, as I went to college in England and my college (Emmanuel) rather encouraged diversity. I didn’t consider myself trans then (mores the pity) but it took considerable effort to be the the weirdest person in the room there.


  2. Nazza

    It’s interesting that you label yourself more masculine on certain days rather than others. I’m conscious of the shift myself, but it seems to be applied due to circumstances and audience.

    I am biologically male and identify as genderqueer. For example, a female friend of mine seems to bring out the more feminine parts of who I am, by nature of the fact that isn’t terribly girly herself. And then there are female friends who are very girly who make me feel masculine by comparison. Sometimes I conform to their gender presentation, and sometimes I define myself in opposition to it.

    It’s just that I measure these shifts more over the course of a day than one 24 hour period.

    It’s an interesting reflection. Thank you for it! :)


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