Profile: Jed

You can call me… Jed.

I identify as… radical (,) feminist (,) queer (,) omnisexual (,) transgender (,) faggot (,) vegan (,) Quaker (,)

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer they/them/theirs, ze/hir, Jed, and maybe he/him/his. I like it when people’s use of pronouns reflects some form of acknowledgment of my gender identity and expression; I strongly dislike it when people use “she/her/hers” for me.

I’m attracted to… people who want to fight oppression with me. people who dress in a way that says “fuck you” and “I’m beautiful” to the world simultaneously. people who read a lot of books and want to talk about them with me. people who are kind. gender, sexuality, and sexual orientations are all forms of narratives to me that could never capture the variety and diversity of the people to whom I’m attracted, so I can’t list my attractions in relation to those categories.

When people talk about me, I want them to… know that I love them, and I’m trying to figure out what I can do with my life to make the world a better place for all of us, the freaks, the queers, the marginalized.

I want people to understand… I want people to understand that I concur with Antony Hegarty that transgender is a condition of the spirit, and not just a bodily descriptor.
I want people to understand that my gender is as much about prison abolition and dancing as anything else.
I want people to understand that I’ve always experienced my gender and sexuality mutually inflecting each other, and I’m tired of being told by cisgender people that gender and sexuality are totally unrelated. I’m tired of people saying that being trans is equivalent to being in the wrong body. I am in the right body, and I love my body.

About Jed.
Jed lives in Oregon. Jed writes poetry, wears cardigans, and really, really wants to dismantle the prison-industrial complex through a series of actions founded on a basis of trans liberation, compassion, and love. Jed hopes you have a wonderful day.

» Define yourself. «

Posted by on September 9th, 2012 at 08:00 am

Category: profiles 9 comments »

9 Responses to “Profile: Jed”

  1. belenen

    radical feminist queer trans quaker? me too! are you on LJ or twitter and if so can we be friends? :D


  2. JP

    HEY I KNOW YOU!!! <3


  3. Anonymous

    You seem like a lovely person. :)


  4. EFB

    One thing I’ve noticed about gender ambiguous people – they’re always so beautiful!


  5. Rachel

    I am so thankful for people like you! You bring confidence and love into this world that people are so hesitant to give. We are always in need of it and if you’ve got it – give it! Although i am a cisgendered person, I have insurmountable respect for people with diverse gender identities and sexialities and I am constantly researching and exposing myself to new concepts of gender identity and expression. I find it fascinating and am so thankful for the diversity you bring to this home that we share.
    You are loved. Thank you :)


  6. Cat

    I love your profile. I’m a radical feminist queer transgender vegan, too! I hope I can look as awesome as you when I cut my hair and get new clothes.


  7. Alia Ra

    Jed, your profile’s so great! I’m a vegan too! I was wondering what you mean about the prisons?


    Jed replied:

    I’m opposed to the existence of prisons, in the US and internationally. I do work that aims to expose the racist lies and systems that cage people inhumanely and unjustly and seeks to re-vision our societies as places without violence, oppression, racism, sexism, classism, etc. I’m inspired by prison abolitionists like Angela Davis (see her book, Are Prisons Obsolete?) and Dean Spade (his book Normal Life on transgender resistance and prison is great). I also learn from grassroots prison abolition groups like the organization Critical Resistance.

    Thanks for asking! Have a nice day.

    love and struggle,


    Alia Ra replied:

    Thanks, love and struggle to you too!


Leave a Reply

Can I show your picture? If you have a Gravatar associated with this email address, it will be displayed as your photo. If not, I'll just put a picture of a fork next to your comment. Everybody likes forks.

Be nice. Judgmental comments will be quietly deleted and blacklisted. There's plenty of room for those elsewhere on the web.

For legal reasons, you must be age 13 or older to post a comment on Genderfork.

You can use some HTML tags for formatting, e.g. <em>...</em> for emphasis (italics) or <strong>...</strong> for strong emphasis (bold) or <a href="http://(url)">...</a> for links.

Back to top