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.
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.
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