Archive for October 2013


Artists of color


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“My friends Jessica Glennon-Zukoff, Terra Mikalson and I have been hard at work on a book of my podcast interviews with queer and trans artists of color.”

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Posted by on October 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Freedom and Celebration


Someone wrote…

The more time goes on, the more I find that learning to finally set the feminine aspects of my gender free is really about celebration. It isn’t just self centered celebration, either. It’s celebrating diversity in all of us, regardless of whatever. It’s about everyone’s freedom to joyfully be who they are.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 31st, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Intent


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Posted by on October 30th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Puberty


Someone wrote…

I’m a non-binary faab teen and I’m having a lot of trouble with puberty. I wish I could accept my body the way it is and just be my awesome queer self in it, but I can’t and I feel guilty about it. I don’t like labels very much, but I guess transmasculine genderqueer fits the best (quite a mouthful though haha).

I’m like a very feminine guyish kind of person, and even though I’ll always be that no matter what I look like, I have this inexplicable discordance with what I see and what feels right. For example, I love dresses, but when I put one on and look in the mirror all I can think is, “Damn that’s a hot girl, but it’s not ME.”
Any thoughts or advice?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 30th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Superman


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Posted by on October 29th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Reactions


Someone wrote…

I do not fear others reaction to my showing of my gender outwardly when I am alone.

However, when I am with my wife and daughter I do fear them having to deal with others reaction to me.

I dream of and wish for the day that I can just be me without worry.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 29th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Loving style


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Posted by on October 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Kei


Kei

You can call me… Kei!

I identify as… genderfluid/neutral or “hash brown.”

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I don’t really care about “she” or the occasional “he,” though I’d prefer “they/them/their.”

I’m attracted to… people who shine in their natural light, whatever color it is.

When people talk about me, I want them to… smile?

I want people to understand… how dumb society’s rules are! We are not two genders. There are masculine and feminine energies, and they spin back and forth.

About Kei!
Profoundly scatterbrained. ISFP. Some kind of artist. Draws infrequently. Plays GarageBand for fun. Inspired by Buddhism and Japanese culture. Wants to be a taiko player. Tumblr: monkeysome.

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Posted by on October 28th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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glitterlion


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Posted by on October 27th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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My desire to be


Someone wrote…

I’m scared that acting on my desire to be myself will never be accepted anywhere. I’m afraid TERFS will decry me for being a man. That Men will decry me for being trans. That Transfolk will decry me because I’m not moving to the opposite side of the spectrum.

Can I please just have a body to match how I feel inside, without hurting people?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 27th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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belleviebellefille


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Posted by on October 26th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Recommendation: Goldfrapp — Annabel


Keir recommends…

Beautiful short film about gender non-conformity set to the wonderful music of Goldfrapp.

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Posted by on October 26th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Allison


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Posted by on October 25th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Name


Someone wrote…

I am more attached to the internet than I am to real life because on the internet— everyone calls me my preferred name and they know no different.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 25th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Decades day


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“Today was decades day, where everyone chooses a time period and dresses accordingly. I rocked this look and called it the 2020’s, the times when this sort of thing would be socially acceptable.”

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Posted by on October 24th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Question: What are your thoughts on shaving underarms?


Moonlight asks…

What are your thoughts on shaving?

As someone who is seen as a woman, it is expected that I will shave my legs and underarms religiously, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. As of a couple of years ago I stopped shaving my legs and it felt very good. I was scared, at first, to wear shorts, but am now totally comfortable with it. Then I stopped shaving my underarms except for when I would be wearing something that would show my underarm hair. But very recently I have stopped shaving my underarms altogether.

As with my legs before, I am terrified of letting anyone see this hair, but unwilling to shave it off. It just seems like underarm hair is a way bigger deal and I will be judged more harshly for it. I’m tired of avoiding raising my arms above my head when I wear a tank top.

What do you think? Do you have any advice?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on October 24th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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A Call for Volunteers (and Genderplayful 2.0)


Dearest most fabulous Genderforkers,

Can you believe that Genderfork has been running for six whole years? During this time we’ve published over 4,500 blog posts here — each one representing a unique and lovable human experience that breaks down the restrictive walls of gender norms. When I started this project, I was hoping to find a few dozen people that I could identify with and be myself around. I had no idea we were everywhere!

Well, as time keeps rolling forward, so do we, and I want to let you know about two things:

1) We’re Ready For Some More Volunteers!

Have you always loved Genderfork and wanted to help? Now’s a really good time to tell us about it. Genderfork volunteers contribute a few hours a week, and work to help us maintain a diverse and affirming feed of community content.

If you’d like to be a volunteer, just fill out the form and let us know what you’re interested in. We can’t wait to hear from you!

And that brings us to the second topic (which is also ready for more volunteers)….

2) We’d Like You to Meet the New Genderplayful!

For the last few years, a bunch of us have been collaborating on a second web project, Genderplayful. The goal of Genderplayful is to help solve the kinds of wardrobe problems we hear about so often here at Genderfork: “the clothes we want to wear don’t fit our bodies!

Initially, this project was a marketplace for people to sell clothing to one another, but for a bunch of reasons, that plan didn’t really work out. Now we’re reopening Genderplayful as a community blog (much like this one) for people to share tips, advice, vendors, inspiration, and solutions.

We invite you to take a look around at genderplayful.com. Please help us get it rolling by contributing some content, and again, there’s lots of room for new volunteers.

Thank you all SO MUCH for working together to build such a strong community resource here at Genderfork. You’ve helped more people than you can imagine, and there is so much more to come.

The biggest hugs,

Sarah Dopp
founder of Genderfork


Posted by on October 23rd, 2013 at 10:32 am

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Fan Bing Bing


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“Fan Bing Bing photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for Vogue China, April 2012.”

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Posted by on October 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Last night


Someone wrote…

Last night I bound my breasts for the first time. At first I felt elated and joyful, then I cried a little and then I just felt content for a while. I am excited to explore my self and to undefine my gender.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 23rd, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Jazz


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“I’m proud to be a girl and proud to be a transgender girl. I wouldn’t change myself at all. Being transgender makes me who I am; a strong person, a confident person. Being transgender gives me my personality.”

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Posted by on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 am

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