One Earring

Someone wrote…

I cut my hair short. I wear loose clothes. I sometimes only wear one earring, so people think I’ve just got the one pierced. But sometimes I need to feel pretty, I need to put on a tight shirt and look at my curves in the mirror.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on March 25th, 2012 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 3 comments »

3 Responses to “One Earring”

  1. Yael

    I’m kind of coming from the other direction (MtF), so maybe that’s why I feel differently. I always want to feel more fem and “pretty”. But there again, as long as I can remember, I never felt comfortable as a male. From a toddler (who wanted to play “house” not “soldiers”) I’ve never wanted to play the male role that society expected.

    This isn’t to negate your feelings, its just how I feel.


  2. S

    I think that’s a beautiful expression of you loving your body. I totally get the mismatched reproductives to body thing, but I also think it’s really important to love your body, even if it doesn’t express to others who you are.
    I always feel sad when I hear people say that they hate their body, or parts of it– their breasts, facial hair, genitals… these living tissues have been breathing, sleeping, eating with you since birth! Like them or not, appropriate or not, it’s so important to never hate yourself– even just bits! I’m glad you’re comfortable looking at your body and appreciating it for what it is, and what it can be!


  3. Anonymous

    I’m going through some confusion about my gender right now and it always makes me feel better to see posts like this because it makes what I’m feeling right now seem not so weird/fake.


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