You can call me… Matthew, Matty, Matt, Mattoozle, Mateo, etc…. I’ve been called all of the above. Call me whatever you want, but I’m usually called Matt.
I identify as… a human being first and foremost. Made in the image of God. I am biologically male and identify as male, but I also have a very strong and obvious feminine side that I don’t deny or try to hide. In fact, I embrace it openly and quite enjoy it, I wear make-up, paint my fingernails and toenails (any and all colors), dress in a unisex manner, etc…. Most of my friends are girls, as I simply relate to them better. I enjoy facials, manicures, pedicures, etc… Things you would not normally associate with guys. I would call myself an androgynous male or a gender bender as far as actual terms go.
As far as third-person pronouns go, … in the end you’re gonna call me whatever you want to call me, so have at it. Being called things like “Girly boy” and stuff like that doesn’t really bother me at all, because technically it’s true. Hehe. I am Matt. No more. No less.
I’m attracted to… women. I would say that someone who shares my Faith, open-mindedness, androgyny, eccentricity, uniqueness, tolerance, patience, expressiveness, and sensitivity are the things that I look for.
When people talk about me, I want them to… try not focus so much on gender binaries, and try to see who I am on the inside. Like I said, more than anything I am human being made in the image of God. More than anything, I want to be an accurate representation of my Savior Jesus Christ. Yeah, I understand there are people who will read this that don’t share my faith, but it is my belief that there are too many Christians who talk the fancy talk instead of walking the difficult walk. I want to show Christ in my actions and how I treat others, not in order to earn Salvation that I already know is mine but in order to show HIS Love.
I want people to understand… like me, you’ve probably been called every derogatory name in the book and will no doubt have many more thrown in your direction. What I want is people to understand more than anything is that you were made the way you are for a purpose. Yeah, you may not agree with that, but there are reasons you are whoever you are and you have a destiny same as anyone else. Don’t let the world try to beat you down with ignorance and hatred. “We’re all different, we’re all strange, who really cares? Let’s just keep dancing” and “Who wants to be ordinary in a crazy, mixed-up world?” are two lyrical examples of my life philosophy. What is “normal”? Who is “normal”? Normal, as far as I’m concerned, is something that doesn’t exist and all for the better. “Ordinary” is boring and something I refuse to make time for.
Christian, Libertarian, Musician, Photographer, Picture editor, Film lover, Lover of art, Artist, Poet, etc…. What you see is what you get. I’ve very sensitive, I over analyze things, I love going barefoot (I follow somewhat of a barefoot lifestyle, in fact: http://barefooters.org/), I’m not perfect, but try to treat people the way I wish to be treated, I have a deep heart and an overactive brain, I’m one of the most nostalgic people you’ll ever meet, I hope to make a future career of music or at least some art form, I am a deeply romantic and loving person, etc…. I’m Me. :)
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